Law Blog Obituary: Skadden’s Roger Aaron

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Written By admin at Sunday, February 12th, 2012

rogeraaronWe interrupt your weekend to report some sad news: Heavyweight mergers-and-acquisitions partner Roger Aaron, who spent his entire career at Skadden Arps, died Saturday following an illness. He was 69.

Click here for the release from the firm.

Aaron, who joined Skadden as a summer associate in 1967, became a partner at the firm in 1975 and for years worked closely with Joe Flom, who groomed to succeed him in leading the firm.

Aaron served as the head of the firm’s corporate practice for more than two decades and held leadership positions on numerous firm management committees.

Over the years, Aaron led a number of high-profile transactions for companies including XTO Energy, Compaq Computer, General Motors, Mobil Oil, Univision, U.S. Steel, Pfizer, Time Warner, Daimler and Alcatel.

Aaron graduated from Dartmouth College in 1964 and received an MBA from Dartmouth’s Amos Tuck School of Business Administration in 1965.  He graduated from Yale Law School in 1968.

“Skadden would not have become the firm that it is today without Roger. He helped shape our culture and was tremendously dedicated to both his clients and the firm, playing a vital role in our global development,” said executive partner Eric J. Friedman.

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