Zachary N. Wittenberg > Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10036
United States

Work Department

Partner; Corporate


Zach Wittenberg represents public and private companies, debtors, funds and ad hoc and official committees in the structuring, negotiation and implementation of complex mergers and acquisitions and restructurings, often in distressed and special situations. He advises companies and investors on a broad range of corporate, securities law, corporate governance and strategic matters, including rights offerings, shareholder and inter-creditor agreements and disclosure issues.

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B.A., Cornell University, 1993; J.D., Duke University School of Law, 1996

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: large deals ($1bn+)

The corporate team at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP supports clients on major M&A deals, buyouts, private debt investment, distressed transactions, SPAC deals and shareholder activist affairs. New York-based Zachary Wittenberg co-leads the practice alongside John Goodgame, a Houston lawyer who is especially well-accomplished within the energy sector; their team serves as general counsel to a number of companies, boards and executives and is also reputed for its investment fund representation.

United States > Finance > Commercial lending

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has a solid debt finance practice, which works closely with its restructuring and bankruptcy practice assist with debtor-in-possession financings and Chapter 11 cases. On the lender side, the firm focuses on assisting alternative lenders such as investment funds, while the borrower practice has a client portfolio that includes numerous energy and construction companies. The New York office is home to corporate practice co-head Zachary Wittenberg, in addition to Scott Welkis and Meng Ru. John Goodgame leads the Houston team.