More than just a series of interesting surnames, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom is a firm that knows a thing of two about corporate law. A major US law firm and one of the largest in the world, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom employs some 1,800 attorneys in about 40 different practice areas. It operates approximately 25 offices around the globe, from Boston to Beijing and from London to Los Angeles. The firm is best known for its work in mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, and corporate finance. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom was founded in 1948.