M&A Rising Star: Skadden's Michal Berkner

Law360, New York (March 10, 2013, 10:42 PM EDT) -- Michal Berkner was a just few weeks into her first semester at University of Pennsylvania Law School when she decided to be a mergers and acquisitions partner at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP. 

It was the fall of 1994, and she had just finished reading Lincoln Caplan's newly published “Skadden: Power, Money and the Rise of a Legal Empire” and “Barbarians at the Gate,” the story of RJR Nabisco Inc.'s private equity buyout that featured the law firm as counsel to RJR's board. Skadden...
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