Rankings

Rankings for 2016

LMG Life Sciences Rankings 2016

Skadden has been included in LMG Life Sciences' 2016 rankings of law firms as a leader in Patent Strategy and Management and Products Liability.

'BTI Client Service A-Team' Report 2017

Skadden has again been named among the top firms for delivering the best client service in the "BTI Client Service A-Team" report (November 2016). We also were named among "the best of the best" at providing value for the dollar. The report is based on over 330 interviews with legal decision-makers at organizations with $1 billion or more in revenue.

Option Droit & Affaires 2016 M&A Ranking

Skadden's French M&A team was awarded four stars out of five for a second year in a row in Option Droit & Affaires' annual M&A ranking (October 2016).

Financial Times 2016 European 'Innovative Lawyers' Report

Skadden was recognized in the Financial Times' 2016 European "Innovative Lawyers" report, receiving a Standout ranking (the highest) in the Innovation in Navigating Regulation category, a Highly Commended ranking in the Innovation in Mergers and Acquisitions category, and a Commended ranking in the Innovation in Social Responsibility category.

Global Investigations Review 'GIR 30' 2016

Skadden was once again named as having one of the top three practices worldwide in Global Investigations Review's "GIR 30," a ranking of leading firms handling internal and government-led investigations.

Legal 500 United Kingdom 2016

Skadden's U.K. mergers and acquisitions practice was ranked in Tier 1 for M&A: Upper Mid-Market and Premium Deals, £250m+ by The Legal 500 UK (September 14, 2016). This was the first time The Legal 500 UK ranked a non-U.K. firm in its top tier for M&A work, and this was the second major U.K. directory to put Skadden in the top tier for M&A. The Legal 500 UK also ranked Skadden in Tier 1 for Corporate Crime and International Arbitration.

BTI's 'Litigation Outlook 2017' Survey

For the sixth consecutive time, Skadden was named a member of the "Fearsome Foursome" — the four elite law firm litigation practices that general counsel would "least want to face across the table in litigation" — in a survey of more than 300 corporate counsel at the world's largest companies published by The BTI Consulting Group (September 2016). The "Litigation Outlook 2017" survey also noted Skadden as a "powerhouse" in BTI's Securities and Finance Litigation category for the sixth time in a row. Skadden is the only firm named to both lists in every edition of the report.

SportsBusiness Journal's 2016 'Power Players: Outside Counsel'

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.

Best Lawyers in Russia 2017

Skadden was recognized as Firm of the Year in the Mergers & Acquisitions category by Best Lawyers in Russia 2017.

World Export Controls Review 2016 Awards

Skadden was one of only five firms recognized in the Sanctions Law Firm of the Year — USA category at the WorldECR 2016 awards.

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