Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz corporate partner Edward Lee is joining Kirkland & Ellis’ M&A practice in New York, in a rare case of a lawyer leaving Wachtell for another firm.
Lee began his legal career as an associate at another prestigious Wall Street firm, Cravath Swaine & Moore, in 2006 before jumping to Wachtell in 2008.
In his time at Wachtell, Lee built a practice advising clients on friendly and hostile M&A, corporate governance, and complex capital markets transactions. He has also advised clients across numerous sectors including healthcare, industrial, energy, and financial institutions.
Lee advised on several hire ...