Daniel Wolf is a corporate partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Daniel’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions where he represents public and private companies, as well as private equity firms, in a variety of domestic and international transactions, including spin-offs, split-offs, split-ups and carve-outs. His transactional experience spans the range of M&A activity including many significant cross-border and contested transactions. He also counsels public company clients on governance, finance, securities and other general corporate matters.
Daniel was named to The International Who’s Who of Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyers and Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Business Lawyers in 2016 for the third consecutive year, noting that he is "a brilliant lawyer." Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business ranked him among the best Corporate/M&A attorneys in the country. The 2016 ranking marked Daniel’s sixth consecutive year appearing in Chambers USA, calling Daniel an “exceptional lawyer.” Daniel was recognized as one of the “Top 50: America’s M&A Star Dealmakers 2013” by the Global M&A Network and in 2012 he was named an “M&A MVP” in Law360’s “MVPs of the Year” for his work on some of the year’s most high-profile and complex deals. Law360 also named him one of its five “Rising Stars” in M&A under the age of 40 in 2011.
Daniel is the leading contributing author of the Kirkland M&A Update, the Firm’s M&A thought leadership publication. Daniel’s content has been recognized by various academic and business publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, The New York Times’ Deal Professor, Investment Dealers’ Digest, Deal Lawyers, Practical Law Company (PLC) and Law360.
Daniel is a graduate of the London School of Economics, LL.B., 1995 first class honours.