Wachtell Lipton was founded on a handshake in 1965 as a small group of lawyers dedicated to providing advice and expertise at the highest levels. We have achieved extraordinary results following the distinctive vision of our founders -- a cohesive team of lawyers intensely focused on solving our clients' most important problems.
Our distinctive structure defines our approach.  We maintain a ratio of associates to partners significantly below that of other firms.  We focus on matters that require the attention, extensive experience and sophistication of our partners.
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We have experience in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, takeovers and takeover defense, corporate and securities law and corporate governance. We handle some of the largest, most complex and demanding transactions in the United States and around the world.
Wachtell Lipton is dedicated to providing advice and expertise at the highest levels and achieving extraordinary results for our clients. We seek individuals who are talented, motivated and committed in order to maintain our record of excellence.
Shapiro, Adam J.
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Education

Clerkships

  • Honorable John C. Lifland, United States District Court, District of New Jersey, 1996 - 1997

Adam J. Shapiro is a partner in the Executive Compensation and Benefits Department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance matters and executive employment arrangements.

Mr. Shapiro received a B.A. from Cornell University in 1993 and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1996, where he was an articles editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable John C. Lifland of the United States District Court, District of New Jersey from 1996 to 1997.

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