Diversity & Inclusion
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.
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.
At the third annual Financial Times "Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers" awards ceremony on June 2, 2016, Skadden received the Innovation in Corporate & Commercial Award for international firms, for our representation of 3SBio in its take-private and relisting on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Our Mandarin-speaking U.S. securities litigation team in Hong Kong and Beijing was highly commended in the Business of Law category; the publication noted our market-leading share of U.S. securities class actions against Chinese companies.
In the latest edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (May 2016), Skadden received the most top rankings among law firms, including:
Skadden also received a 2016 Chambers USA Award for Excellence for having the nation's top M&A practice.
For 16 consecutive years — every year the rankings have been published — Skadden has been named the top U.S. law firm in Corporate Board Member magazine's annual survey of "America's Best Corporate Law Firms" (May 2016). The annual survey asks directors of publicly traded companies to weigh in on current governance and legal matters and recognizes firms providing the "highest caliber of legal advice and consulting."