From M&A to Tax, Skadden is a legal powerhouse and mainstay among the most prestigious firms in Vault’s Top 100 ranking. Skadden lawyers are a social bunch who value teamwork and mentorship, while also diving headfirst into complex matters. Skadden is one of the most profitable and well-known law firms in the world. It was the first law firm to report $1 billion in annual revenue—now an industry brass ring. While the firm may be best known for its M&A prowess, it is an all-star across practice areas, boasting an ar...
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Seeking the very best candidates, Skadden has a competitive hiring process that focuses on finding well-rounded candidates who are confident and high achieving and also collaborative and respectful. The firm has implemented a more structured interview process, including more behavioral questions, to combat implicit bias. Skadden is a social place where lawyers enjoy spending time with each other both during and after work hours, and even throughout the pandemic, the firm has maintained these social connections through virtual events. Associate development is a priority at the firm, and associates feel supported by the partnership—opportunities for mentorship abound. The firm also offers an entry-level training program called ACE and provides new associates with a partner and senio...
Skadden is one of the most profitable and well-known law firms in the world. It was the first law firm to report $1 billion in annual revenue—now an industry brass ring. While the firm may be best known for its M&A prowess, it is an all-star across practice areas, boasting an army of about 1,700 lawyers around the globe.
If the Shoe Fits
Skadden was launched in 1948 by trio Marshall Skadden, Les Arps, and John Slate. Unlike many of the white shoe firms, Skadden wasn’t afraid to jump into proxy-fight work during the ’50s and ’60s, which set the stage for the hostile takeovers the firm handled in later years. Much of Skadden’s ethos can be attributed to Joe Flom, who started at Skadden six months after its 1948 founding. Flom participated in most of the m...
The key to Skadden’s success is the strength of our team globally. We are committed to hiring, developing and empowering high-performing attorneys whose diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences provide an important advantage in our ability to deliver innovative solutions to our clients. We invite you to learn more about opportunities at our firm for law students and graduates.
Practice Leader, Co-Deputy Head