Wachtell Lipton was founded on a handshake in 1965 as a small group of lawyers dedicated to providing advice and expertise at the highest levels. We have achieved extraordinary results following the distinctive vision of our founders -- a cohesive team of lawyers intensely focused on solving our clients' most important problems.
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We have experience in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, takeovers and takeover defense, corporate and securities law and corporate governance. We handle some of the largest, most complex and demanding transactions in the United States and around the world.
Wachtell Lipton is dedicated to providing advice and expertise at the highest levels and achieving extraordinary results for our clients. We seek individuals who are talented, motivated and committed in order to maintain our record of excellence.
Johnson, Emily D.
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Education

Emily D. Johnson joined Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz’s Restructuring and Finance Department as an associate in 2010. She focuses on representing borrowers and issuers in financing for mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions. Emily also advises buyers, sellers, investors and creditors in distressed acquisitions, divestitures and restructurings. 

Emily received a B.A. with highest distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was a Morehead Scholar and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She completed a J.D. magna cum laude from Duke University School of Law, where she was an Allen G. Siegel Scholar and a member of the Order of the Coif.  At Duke, she was awarded the Faculty Prize in Business Organizations and Finance and served as an articles editor for the Duke Law Journal.

Emily is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the Southern District of New York. 

Emily co-chairs the Junior Advisory Board of Her Justice, an organization that provides free legal services to low-income women.

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