Junior to Mid - Level Associate

Skadden Arps   •  

Palo Alto, CA

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

  •  

Less than 5 years

Posted 77 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Junior to Mid-Level Associate

Executive Compensation & Benefits

Palo Alto

Seeking a junior to mid-level associate with 2 plus years of experience practicing Executive Compensation & Benefits in a major law firm, with a significant portion of that experience being in a context of private equity transactions. High level of academic achievement a must and we prefer an active member of California Bar

With 22 offices, more than 1,700 attorneys and 50-plus practice areas, Skadden advises businesses, financial institutions and governmental entities around the world on their most complex, high-profile matters, providing the guidance they need to compete in today’s business environment.

Firm History

Founded by Marshall Skadden, Les Arps and John Slate on April Fools’ Day in 1948, Skadden began as a scrappy upstart among a sea of established “white shoe” law firms in New York. Joe Flom was hired as the firm’s first associate later that year, and litigator Bill Meagher, the fifth partner to lend his name to the firm’s letterhead as it appears today, joined in 1959.

Our first two decades were marked by slow and steady growth of our client base as we set out to establish ourselves as the go-to firm for our clients’ most complex legal problems. Our willingness to handle proxy fights in the 1950s and early 1960s — matters deemed “ungentlemanly” by white shoe firms — positioned us to ultimately become the firm of choice for the hostile takeovers that dominated the M&A landscape beginning in the 1970s.