Andrew J. Nussbaum



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

Andrew J. Nussbaum is the Co-Chair of the firm’s Executive Committee and a member of the 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, as well as governance advice and activism defense across a wide range of industries. Mr. Nussbaum also handles related work in public offerings, and debt and equity financings.  He has completed a number of the largest 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. He divides his work between corporate clients and the representation of major private equity firms, both in the United States and internationally.

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 Spanish and Russian, and he is a member of the New York State and American Bar Associations. Mr. Nussbaum is active in various nonprofit organizations and serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Amherst College, Member of the Executive Committee of the Partnership for New York City, and Member (previously Chairman) of the Board of Directors of Asphalt Green, a sports and fitness organization promoting wellness, water safety and health for New Yorkers. Mr. Nussbaum was previously on the Board of Governors of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.

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