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Andrea K. Wahlquist

Andrea K. Wahlquist

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

New York, NY, USA


Andrea K. Wahlquist is a partner in the firm'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 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

Ms. Wahlquist served as a law clerk to Judge Stephen J. Swift of the United States Tax Court (1995-97) and 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.

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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