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Adam O Emmerich

New York, USA Global Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
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Adam Emmerich exhibits considerable expertise in M&A, securities offerings and governance matters, and represents heavyweight public and private corporations. His broad industry capabilities includes experience in pharmaceuticals, energy and technology.
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Adam is a Corporate Partner at Wachtell Lipton focusing primarily on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and securities law matters. His practice has included a broad and varied representation of public and private corporations and other entities in a variety of industries throughout the United States and globally, in connection with mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, joint ventures and financing transactions. He also has extensive experience in takeover defense.

Career

After serving as a law clerk to Judge Abner J. Mikva, of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Adam joined the firm in 1986 and was named partner in 1991. He attended Swarthmore College and The University of Chicago, from which he received his J.D. with honors. While at the University of Chicago, Adam served as topics and comments editor of The University of Chicago Law Review, was elected to the Order of the Coif, and was the recipient of an Olin Fellowship in law and economics.

Adam was named a Dealmaker of the Year by The American Lawyer in 2019 for his work with T-Mobile USA and Deutsche Telekom in the $146 billion all-stock combination of T-Mobile and Sprint. Adam also led the Wachtell Lipton teams for Covidien plc in its $49.9 billion acquisition by Medtronic and Tim Hortons in its $12.2 billion combination with Burger King Worldwide, which were named by The American Lawyer as 2015 Global M&A Deal of the Year: Ireland and Global M&A Deal of the Year: Canada.

Adam is recognized as one of the 500 leading lawyers in America by Lawdragon, one of the world’s leading lawyers in both Mergers and Acquisitions and REITs by Chambers and Partners, and an expert in each of M&A, Corporate Governance and M&A in the real estate field by Who’s Who Legal, which has named him among the WWL Thought Leaders: Global Elite 2021 and also as Lawyer of the Year in M&A for 2019. Adam is also recognized as among the Best of the Best USA by Euromoney Institutional Investor’s Expert Guides including as an expert in M&A, in Corporate Governance, and in Banking, Finance and Transactional and a highly regarded leading lawyer by IFLR 1000. Adam was named one of Hollywood’s Top 20 Dealmakers of 2017 by The Hollywood Reporter and has also been profiled together with Robin Panovka by Lawdragon for their work in our REIT and real estate M&A practice.

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Adam lives with his wife in Manhattan, where they raised their two daughters and son.

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