Diversity & Inclusion
Founded as a three-lawyer shop in Manhattan in 1948, Skadden rose to prominence in the ’60s and ’70s by taking on the proxy fights and hostile tender offers that white-shoe law firms deemed “ungentlemanly.” We leveraged our success in that area to build one of the world’s preeminent law firms, offering clients in every major international financial center solutions to the most challenging legal issues in virtually every area of corporate law.
Skadden was named a Chairman's Club law firm — part of the "dominant tier in sports law" — in the SportsBusiness Journal's "Power Players: Outside Counsel" feature.
Skadden was recognized as Firm of the Year in the Mergers & Acquisitions category by Best Lawyers in Russia 2017.
Skadden was one of only five firms recognized in the Sanctions Law Firm of the Year — USA category at the WorldECR 2016 awards.
Skadden has won Premio Le Fonti's Italian Desk award for the second year in a row, recognizing our work for Italian clients in the last 12 months.