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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom

Headquarters: Four Times Square
New York, NY 10036
Attorneys: 1,700
Executive Partner: Eric Friedman

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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom is New York's largest law-firm and the second largest in the nation based on total revenues according to American Lawyer. It has more than 1,700 lawyers and 50 areas of practice.

Skadden's primary focus is corporate law and represents major companies in mergers and acquisitions. It also has specialties in antitrust, corporate finance, environmental, intellectual property, regulatory, international law, real estate, tax and white collar crime.

It has 23 offices throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia.

Skadden ranks among the top for Mergers and Acqusitions deals.

Former NY Governor Eliot Spitzer was a lawyer with the firm.


In 1948, Marshall Skadden, John Slate and Les Arps opened a new law firm. The firm changed its name to Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in 1961.

Skadden would expand in 1973 with an office in Boston and its first international office in Tokyo in 1981.


The following are benefits for support staff:

Paid Time Off

21 days off for new employees and 29 days of paid time off after one full calendar year of full-time employment with the firm, in addition to 10 paid holidays a year.

Professional Development

Tuition reimbursement for work-related and professional development courses. In-house training programs for technical skills and work/life seminars.

LifeWorks Program

Free confidential counseling services for eligible employees and family members.

Emergency Child/Elder Care Programs

On-site corporate-sponsored backup child care center and in-home care for short-term emergency child/elder care.

Corporate Gym Memberships

Discounted memberships to various fitness organizations with payments made through convenient payroll deductions.

Business Casual Dress

Option of wearing business casual attire throughout the year.

Firm-Sponsored Sports Teams

Join any number of firm-sponsored sports teams.

Additional Benefits


* Savings Plan 401(k) including firm contribution
* Pension Plan
* Free checking programs through a variety of banking programs
* On-site ATM
* Payroll Direct Deposit
* TransitChek Program


Comprehensive "Cafeteria" Plan including selection among the following:

* Medical Coverage (choice of PPO or HMOs)
* Vision Care
* Dental Care
* Life Insurance
* Flexible Spending Accounts
* Group Legal Services


* On-site Cafeteria (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, DC) and catering options based on location
* Computer Discount Program
* Mortgage assistant programs

Updated April 20, 2015


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