Neal Stoll, Retired Partner of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, of New York, New York, has recently been selected as Top Attorney of the Year for 2020 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP), for his outstanding leadership abilities and commitment to the legal profession.
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With 45 years of professional experience in engagements involving a full palette of antitrust law, Mr. Stoll has certainly proven himself as an accomplished professional and expert in the legal field. As a dynamic, results-driven leader, he has demonstrated success as an Attorney and served on the Trade Regulation Committee for the Association of the Bar of the City of New York City. Mr. Stoll has extensive knowledge of mergers, acquisitions, administrative, government, private litigation involving antitrust law. He has represented companies such as EcoLab Inc, the May Department Store, Turner Broadcasting System, and the Coca-Cola Company. Mr. Stoll was lead counsel in the cases, including United States vs. The Gillette Company and United States vs. the Rank Organisation Plc.
His impressive repertoire of prior roles began with his Associate level entry at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in 1973 to 1981. Over the course of his legal practice, Mr. Stoll maintained his involvement as a Partner at Skadden Arps LLP from 1981 until his retirement in December 2017.
Some of the numerous highlights cited by Mr. Stoll, were his litigation success records against the United States department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission (FTC). He had only one loss to the FTC but not a single loss to the Justice Department. One of his memorable matters, included his involvement concerning the merger of Deloitte & Touche, consistently striving for excellence.
Before embarking on his professional career path, Mr. Stoll earned his Bachelor of Arts from the Honors Program in History with distinction from The Pennsylvania State University in 1970. He later obtained his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Fordham University in 1973. Mr. Stoll achieved his admissions to the New York Bar, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 1974. Mr. Stoll was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States In 1986.
The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami, stated “Choosing Mr. Stoll for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make. He is brilliant at what he does, is a highly regarded lawyer and has an extraordinary list of accomplishments. We felt he would make an amazing asset to our organization. We are looking forward to meeting him at the Annual Awards Gala being held at the magnificent Plaza Hotel later this December.”
Throughout his illustrious career, Mr. Stoll has received many awards, accolades and has been featured in publications for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the legal industry. This year he will be considered for a feature article in TIP (Top Industry Professional) Magazine and was chosen as Attorney of the Year by the International Association of Top Professional (IAOTP). For 2021 he is being considered for the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition to these awards, Mr. Stoll was recognized with the Top New York Lawyer Award and in 2001 he received the Penn State Liberal Arts Graduate Achievement Award. He was listed multiple times by Marquis Who’s Who as a dedicated Lawyer, as well as being repeatedly included in Who’s Who Finance and Business, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America.
As part of his successful law career, Mr. Stoll served as a lecturer with the Practicing Law Institute in New York City. He has contributed to articles for professional publications. He co-authored over 360 Antitrust and Trade Regulation columns for the New York Law Journal from 1981 until 2013. Additionally, he co-authored the treatise “Acquisitions Under the Hart Scott Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act” in 1980, 1988 and 2008. He is a Member of the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.
Looking back, Mr.Stoll attributes his success to his perseverance, his ability to partner with notable colleagues and remaining passionate in his endeavors. When not working he enjoys spending time with his family and traveling. For the future, he hopes that his life’s work has made a positive impact on society and can be used to make a difference in the lives of others.
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