Rising Star: Simpson Thacher's Chad Skinner

Law360, New York (April 12, 2012, 1:03 PM EDT) -- Chad Skinner, a mergers and acquisitions partner in the Palo Alto office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, has earned a reputation for unwinding thorny, multiparty private equity-backed deals for key West Coast clients like Silver Lake Partners LLC and Hellman & Friedman LLC, making him one of Law360's top M&A attorneys under 40.

The 39-year-old has some $12 billion in deal value to his name and is as knowledgeable in securities regulation as in the free-wheeling world of private equity, earning him a key place...
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