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