Diversity & Inclusion
155 N. Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Skadden’s Chicago office, which opened in 1984, offers a variety of transactional, litigation and regulatory services to local, national and international clients doing business in the Midwest and around the globe.
Skadden’s Chicago office has an exceptional breadth of experience and resources to serve its clients with innovative advice and novel legal solutions. Our diverse practice area strengths also have been repeatedly noted by the legal and business press. Chambers USA, The Legal 500, Chambers Global, The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, FT Innovative Lawyers, IFLR1000, Tax Directors Handbook and other publications frequently recognize Skadden’s Chicago M&A, corporate, litigation and regulatory attorneys. In addition, a number of our attorneys formerly have held government positions, including senior White House legal adviser under George W. Bush, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, national chief of appeals for the IRS, and assistant U.S. attorneys for both the Southern and Northern Districts of Illinois.
The Chicago office has played a vital role in the firm’s long-standing commitment to pro bono service and has been active for decades in community leadership positions. We have provided thousands of hours of pro bono legal assistance to local and national organizations handling wrongful conviction, death penalty and constitutional litigation matters, including before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
In 2014, the office celebrated its 30th anniversary in the Chicago market. To commemorate the event, the office embarked on a 12-month commitment whereby its attorneys and staff would conduct 30 Acts of Giving as a way to say thanks to our local community. The “Acts” included pro bono representations, community service, various drives, internal fundraisers and a range of other projects that benefitted our community. The organizations were chosen by our attorneys and staff and focus on issues ranging from poverty and hunger to veterans affairs and the environment to education and the arts.