Secret Skadden Arps Contract Scandal

Skadden Arps, a law firm that has been paid $3.9 million for its work on New Jersey's Gov. Jon S. Corzine's toll road plan, bid more than a competitor that was initially deemed superior by state evaluators. A review of bid and billing documents reveal that the politically connected Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, needed an extra step of evaluation to be deemed most qualified for the job, then did not use the lawyers featured in its bid proposal. The firm also represents clients likely to seek contracts with the state if Corzine's toll road plan is enacted.

Secret Skadden Arps Contract Scandal Sun, Mar 30, 2008