Mr Daniel Wolf > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10022
United States
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Daniel focuses on mergers and acquisitions, representing public and private companies and private equity firms in a variety of domestic and international transactions. His transactional experience spans the range of M&A activity, including many significant cross-border and contested transactions, as well as representing boards of directors in activism defense and governance matters. Clients he has represented include Bristol-Myers Squibb, Blackstone Group, Vista Equity Partners, Celanese, Fortive, Avis Budget, Teva Pharmaceutical, GrubHub, Ventas, Akzo Nobel and GSK.


London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom, LLB, 1995, first class honours.

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Hall of Fame)

Daniel WolfKirkland & Ellis LLP

Equipped to support on market-defining, multijurisdictional deals across all major industries, Kirkland & Ellis LLP caters to a wide-ranging client roster of public and private companies, financial advisors and boards of directors. David Fox has transacted a colossal $500bn worth of deals throughout his illustrious career, while Daniel Wolf is a standout for cross-border and contested transactions, activism defense and governance matters. The practice, which predominantly consists of New York-based lawyers, is also home to Jonathan Davis, one of the market’s foremost names for SPAC-related transactions.

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > Shareholder activism

Kirkland & Ellis LLP has experience of defending several high profile M&A challenges, such as Bristol Myers-Celgene’s $90bn deal vs. Starboard/Wellington. Its team also has expertise in advising on takeover preparedness, typifying its holistic approach to activism defense. Of particular note, the group advised Nikola Corporation on a high profile activist short attack. Key contacts in the group are Shaun Mathew and Sarkis Jebejian. Mathew has led the defense in over 50 significant activism mandates since joining Kirkland in 2018. Corporate partner Jebejian counts Accenture and Bain Capital among key clients. Eric Schiele and Daniel Wolf are also noted for their work on proxy fights. All named practitioners are based in New York.