ROBERT SHEEHAN has made a major gift to Annual Giving and the Law School’s General Endowment. Sheehan is executive partner of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, the largest law firm in the United States. Skadden Arps represents more than fifty of the top 100 corporations in America, and ranks first nationwide in M&A transactions. Prior to his appointment as executive partner, he headed the financial institutions merger & acquisition group, which he founded.
In 1974, Sheehan took a leave of absence from Skadden, Arps to serve as special counsel to Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman in her role as a member of the House Judiciary Committee considering the impeachment of President Richard M. Nixon. Sheehan is an overseer of the Law School and has received Penn Law’s Alumni Award of Merit. He serves on the board of directors of Harlem RBI and of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and is co-chair of the Pro Bono Institute’s Law Firm Pro Bono Project.