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.
Cain, Karessa L.
Partner, Corporate
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Clerkships

  • Honorable J. Clifford Wallace, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2004 - 2005

Karessa L. Cain is a corporate partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where she focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and securities law matters.  She has worked on a range of transactions, including domestic and cross-border acquisitions, takeover defense, private equity transactions, shareholder activism, proxy contests, joint ventures and capital market transactions.

Ms. Cain graduated cum laude from Yale College in 2000. She received her J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2004, where she was a James Kent Scholar and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Following graduation from law school, Ms. Cain served as a law clerk to the Honorable J. Clifford Wallace of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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