Andrea K. Wahlquist

Partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Andrea K. Wahlquist

Andrea K. Wahlquist

Partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

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Andrea K. Wahlquist

Andrea K. Wahlquist is a partner in Wachtell Lipton’s Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Practice, specializing in executive compensation and benefits matters, with an emphasis in representing target companies in strategic mergers and a background in representing some of the largest private equity sponsors in the acquisition, management and disposition of their portfolio companies.

Ms. Wahlquist regularly counsels private and public companies on the design, implementation and treatment of employee compensation and benefit programs — and routinely negotiates executive employment and separation arrangements — both in connection with corporate transactions and in the ordinary course of ongoing company representations. Ms. Wahlquist also has extensive experience with a broad range of executive compensation-related and benefits issues that arise in IPOs, spin-offs and in bankruptcy/restructuring transactions.

Ms. Wahlquist is included in The Best Lawyers in America — Employee Benefits Law, is recognized as a leading lawyer in both The Legal 500 and Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, and was named in The American Lawyer’s 2007 “Dealmakers of the Year” issue. Ms. Wahlquist has spoken as a panelist at a variety of industry conferences addressing executive compensation and governance issues.

Ms. Wahlquist served as a law clerk to Judge Stephen J. Swift of the United States Tax Court (1995-97), and after her clerkship began practicing as an executive compensation and employee benefits lawyer in New York City. Ms. Wahlquist received her B.A. from the University of Virginia (1992) and her J.D. from the Washington & Lee University School of Law (1995), where she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Environmental Law Digest, a publication of the Virginia State Bar Association.

Ms. Wahlquist sits on the Executive Committee of the Tax Section of the New York State Bar Association, and is a member of the American Bar Association and its Joint Committee on Employee Benefits. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of Washington & Lee University and of The Children’s Aid Society in New York City.

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Andrea K. Wahlquist
Partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Education
Juris Doctorate
Class of 1995

The Washington and Lee University School of Law (W&L Law) is a private American Bar Association-accredited law school located in Lexington in the Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia. Facilities are on the historic campus of Washington and Lee University in Sydney Lewis Hall. W&L Law has a total enrollment of approximately 420 students in Juris Doctor and Master of Laws programs and a 9.5-to-1 student to faculty ratio.

Bachelor of Arts
Class of 1992

The University of Virginia (often abbreviated as UVA, UVa, or Virginia) is a public research university in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States. It was conceived and designed by U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, and established in 1819. UVA's initial Board of Visitors included former Presidents of the United States Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe. Monroe owned the initial site of the University, which was mostly farmland. His law office and farmhouse are now the site of Brown College at Monroe Hill, a residential college at UVA. UVA is one of the eight original Public Ivy universities, and it is the only university campus in the United States that is designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In the 2013 edition of U.S. News and World Report's National University Rankings, the school was listed as America's 2nd best public university; tied with UCLA and surpassed only by UC Berkeley.

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Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is a voluntary bar association for the state of New York. NYSBA was founded in 1877 with the stated goal to cultivate the science of jurisprudence; to promote reform in the law; to facilitate the administration of justice, and to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, professional skill, and courtesy in the legal profession. Its first President was David B. Hill. Among the reforms in the legislation signed into law creating the association was the removal of the restrictions on the admission of women to the practice of law. In 1896, NYSBA proposed the first global means for settling disputes among nations, what is now called the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

Career History
Partner
Current

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz enjoys a global reputation as one of the world's leading business law firms. Their deep experience in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, takeovers and takeover defense, corporate and securities law, and corporate governance means that they regularly handle some of the largest, most complex and demanding transactions in the United States and around the world. They counsel both public and private acquirors and targets. They also have extensive experience handling sensitive investigation and litigation matters and corporate restructurings, and in counseling boards of directors and senior management in the most sensitive situations. In addition, their attorneys are thought leaders, speaking and writing frequently in their various areas of expertise.Wachtell Lipton is consistently ranked as the most prestigious and desirable law firm to work for in the United States, thus enabling the firm to attract associates and some of the most outstanding and motivated attorneys and law school graduates in the United States and from around the world.

Partner
1997 - 2014

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP provides legal services. Established in 1884, the firm provides coordinated legal advice on corporate transactions and litigation matters in industries which include financial services, insurance, power and natural resources, consumer products, services, technology, telecommunications, media, pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the firm's practice.

Clerk
1995 - 1997
Political Donations
$1,000
2018

Senator from Texas

$500
2012

Treasurer at Government of Ohio

$1,000
2010

Senator from Florida

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purchases GCP Applied Technologies, Inc. from W. R. Grace & Co.

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The Carlyle Group LP (Corporate Private Equity) purchases Partylite, Inc.

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KKR & Co., Inc. purchases KKR Financial Holdings LLC

Awards & Honors
2013
The Legal 500 United States
2013
Chambers USA - America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
2012
The Legal 500 United States
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