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Legal powerhouse Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates, commonly known as Skadden or Skadden Arps, is included in the featured employers showcase because of its robust internal initiatives to recruit, retain, develop, and promote women and women leaders within the organization. The Global Women’s Initiatives Committee recommends, implements and monitors efforts related to the overall professional development of women lawyers at the firm and supports continued efforts to attract and develop a pipeline of successful women lawyers at all levels.



Back-Up Care

The firm has made arrangements for back-up care for a child or adult for whom an employee is responsible.

Domestic Partner Health Benefits (Where Applicable)

Our medical, dental and vision benefits include coverage for domestic partners. Domestic partners also are eligible for the same benefit payment options available to spouses of employees under the firm’s retirement plans.

Financial Seminars

The firm offers financial seminars on a range of topics including financial planning, home ownership, mortgage plans and private banking.

Firm-Provided Technology

The firm provides technology tools for ease of access to Skadden systems when working remotely.

Fitness and Health Clubs

The firm supplements gym membership with a variety of fitness centers to offer attorneys a discounted gym membership rate.

Flexible Return Months

This program is designed for new parents as they transition back to work after taking parental leave and allows for a more flexible work schedule as parents balance responsibilities at home with those at work.





The firm’s 24-hour, free and confidential resource/ referral program provides contacts, information and practical solutions for a multitude of personal issues, from coping with a family problem to finding a pet sitter.

Mindful Return

The firm offers an online program for new/expecting Skadden parents designed for community building, assistance through transition and childcare resources. A second course focuses on babies and toddlers with special needs.

Nursing Accommodations

In an effort to make the adjustment back to work easier, firm offices have private rooms available for nursing mothers.

Parental Leave

We offer generous leave policies for new parents across our offices. For example, our policy in the U.S. provides up to 12 weeks of paid leave for parents welcoming a child through birth, adoption or foster care placement. In addition, birth mothers continue to be eligible for six to eight weeks of disability.

Reduced-Hours Program

Skadden was one of the first firms in New York to hire reduced-hour attorneys.



Attorneys in good standing who decide to leave the firm may do so for up to three years with the expectation that they will

return at the end of that period, consistent with the needs of their respective departments.

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