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Nussbaum, Andrew J.
Partner, Corporate
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Education

Clerkships

  • Honorable Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court of the United States, 1992 - 1993
  • Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 1991 - 1992

Andrew J. Nussbaum is a member of the Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz Corporate Department, joining the firm in 1993 and becoming partner in 1999. His practice involves a wide range of merger and acquisition-related matters, including cross-border transactions, spin-offs, divestitures, carve-out IPOs, private equity transactions and joint ventures. Mr. Nussbaum also handles related work in public offerings, financings, corporate governance and takeovers, and has completed a number of multibillion dollar cross-border transactions involving mergers between U.S. and European companies, acquisitions in Latin America, investments in China, a public company transaction in Russia and a major transaction involving one of Australia's largest listed companies. While involved with a wide range of industries, he has extensive experience with international companies and in the media and entertainment areas.

Mr. Nussbaum graduated summa cum laude from Amherst College (1985) and has a master's degree from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He attended the University of Chicago Law School, where he received his J.D. with high honors (1991), was a member of Order of the Coif and served as editor-in-chief of The University of Chicago Law Review. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Nussbaum served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, then of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and thereafter to Justice Antonin Scalia, United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Nussbaum speaks Russian and Spanish, and he is a member of the New York State and American Bar Associations.  Mr. Nussbaum is active in various nonprofit organizations, including as chairman of the Board of Asphalt Green, a New York City sports and fitness organization promoting wellness, water safety and health for New Yorkers of all ages.  Mr. Nussbaum is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Amherst College and is on the Board of Governors of the Folger Shakespeare Library.

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