Carmen X. W. Lu


  • Yale University, B.A. 2012, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Yale Law School, J.D. 2016 (Executive Editor, Yale Journal on Regulation; Articles and Essays Editor, Yale Law Journal)

Carmen X. W. Lu

Carmen X. W. Lu is Counsel in Wachtell Lipton’s Corporate Department where she advises companies and boards of directors across industries on corporate governance, shareholder activism and ESG matters, evolving market and regulatory trends and practices, and effective stakeholder engagement.  

Carmen advises companies and boards of directors on a range of governance issues, including governance structure, policies and practices; board fiduciary duties and oversight responsibilities, including with respect to ESG matters; shareholder, proxy advisor and stakeholder engagement; shareholder activism and proxy contests; shareholder proposals; identification and evaluation of ESG risks and opportunities; board and committee composition, structure and evaluations; evolving market, industry and stakeholder expectations; and compliance with legislative, regulatory and list rule requirements.

Carmen received a B.A. summa cum laude from Yale University in 2012, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and received the Arthur Twining Hadley Prize as the highest ranking graduate.  She received her J.D. from Yale Law School in 2016, where she was articles and essays editor of the Yale Law Journal and executive editor of the Yale Journal on Regulation.

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