The Washington office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom is a little lighter.
Sandler initially brought only former Skadden partner Benjamin Klubes with him when BuckleySandler opened March 20. He says the new additions are people who have practiced with him for as long as 19 years. Seven remain associates, one is now counsel, and two remain staff attorneys; former Skadden associate Jonice Gray Tucker is a partner.
Tucker, who worked with Sandler and Klubes for eight years at Skadden, points out that nine of the new recruits are women and many, including herself, have small children or are about to start families. She says they were attracted to the new firm's commitment to work-life balance. In response, Rogan says Skadden provides a good environment for women, and says he's unsure how "a high-power practice," such as Sandler's, will be different.