Diversity & Inclusion
According to statistics from Lex Machina, Skadden served as defense counsel in more federal securities cases in the U.S. from 2009 to 2016 than any other firm.
We were named Law Firm of the Year — Overall, as well as Law Firm of the Year — Financing Transactions, at the third annual Real Estate Finance & Investment Awards (February 2017).
Skadden has been named a Firm of the Year for 2016 by Law360. We earned the designation by tying with one other firm for the most 2016 Practice Group of the Year awards received out of a total of 80 law firms. Skadden was honored with Practice Group of the Year awards in seven areas: Bankruptcy, Capital Markets, International Arbitration, Mergers and Acquisitions, Real Estate, Sports and Tax.
According to statistics from Lex Machina, a provider of law firm data analytics, Skadden resolved more federal securities cases as defense counsel in 2016 than any other law firm.
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.