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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom promoted Joseph O. Larkin of the firm’s Wilmington office to counsel.

Skadden promoted 19 attorneys to counsel firmwide, effective June 1.

Larkin concentrates on corporate litigation with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, controlling stockholder going-private transactions, hostile takeovers, proxy contests and other “bet the company” disputes, according to his firm biography.

He represents clients in the Delaware Court of Chancery and state and federal courts throughout the country.

Larkin also has experience in all aspects of litigation, including fact and expert witness depositions, trial witness examinations, and oral argument.