Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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With 23 offices, approximately 1,800 attorneys and more than 40 distinct areas of practice, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and affiliates serves clients in every major international financial center, providing the specific legal advice companies across a spectrum of industries need to compete most effectively in a global business environment. Our clients include approximately 50 percent of the Fortune 250 industrial and service corporations, as well as financial and governmental entities, small, entrepreneurial companies and nonprofits. Skadden’s attorneys and staff share a commitment to providing our clients with the highest-quality and most cost-effective legal services in an atmosphere emphasizing teamwork, creativity, responsiveness and diversity.


Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and affiliates (“Skadden”) strongly encourages its lawyers, legal assistants and summer associates to assist, through pro bono work, those individuals and groups unable to afford legal services. The firm is a charter signatory to the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge, pledging to commit time equivalent to at least three percent of our annual billable hours to work on pro bono matters. Skadden attorneys — both litigators and nonlitigators — represent individuals and organizations of limited means in matters including:

not-for-profit incorporations and securing tax-exempt status;
Social Security disability claims;
housing issues;
the preparation of wills, guardianship and adoption petitions;
civil rights claims;
real estate projects involving ownership for low-income tenants;
criminal appeals;
battered women issues;
unemployment cases;
political asylum and immigration matters;
uncontested divorces;
children’s issues; and
senior citizens’ issues.

Our attorneys also counsel nonprofit charitable and cultural organizations, and handle post-conviction representations in death penalty cases. The firm’s pro bono achievements have been nationally recognized and are reflected in the awards that we have received from various nonprofit organizations.

Industry-Related Practices
– Climate Change
– Energy Tax
– Energy and Infrastructure Projects
– Energy Regulation and Litigation
– Environmental

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