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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.
Tetelbaum, Elina
Associate, Corporate
tel 212.403.1061
fax 212.403.2061

Education

  • Harvard University, A.B. 2007, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, John Harvard Scholar
  • Yale Law School, J.D. 2010, (Editor-in-Chief, Submissions Director and Articles Editor, Yale Journal on Regulation and Editor, Yale Law Journal)

Clerkships

  • Honorable Alex Kozinski, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2010 - 2011

Elina Tetelbaum is an associate in the Corporate Department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Her practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and corporate and securities laws matters, and has included domestic and cross-border transactions, securities offerings, corporate governance, proxy fights and takeover defense.

Ms. Tetelbaum has advised both public and private companies in a wide range of industries in connection with mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions. Ms. Tetelbaum has also advised with respect to proxy contests, takeover defense strategies and other corporate governance matters.

Ms. Tetelbaum received an A.B. magna cum laude in Economics from Harvard University, as a John Harvard Scholar and was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Ms. Tetelbaum completed a J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow and served as editor-in-chief of the Yale Journal on Regulation and editor of the Yale Law Journal. After law school, Ms. Tetelbaum served as a law clerk to the Honorable Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.