Analysis

For Skadden's Brand, Ukraine Scandal A Shot Across The Bow

Law360 (January 18, 2019, 5:53 PM EST) -- Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP's unregistered lobbying work for the Ukrainian government has cost the law firm $4.6 million already, but some say the debacle is also a blow against its reputation that could mean lasting damage if the firm doesn’t take real steps to change.

Those steps would include making doubly sure its other work hasn’t ventured into legal danger zones and cleaning house when it comes to those involved in the current scandal, according to Micah Buchdahl, a consultant to law firms on marketing and branding.

“If you take a similar hit in the near future, it...

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