Skadden Adds Acclaimed DC Litigator From Akin Gump

Law360, New York (March 23, 2011, 6:52 PM EDT) -- Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP on Wednesday added former public defender and seasoned white collar litigator Michele A. Roberts to its Washington office from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.

Roberts, who had been with Akin Gump since 2004, told Law360 that her new firm's platform would allow her to take part in cases covering a wide array of subject matter, and that diversity was a factor that drew her.

"The variety of work that's available here is extraordinary," she said.

Roberts focuses...
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