Women's Forum USA 2023


Emily Johnson

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz



Emily’s practice focuses on all financing aspects of complex corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and spin-offs. She partners with clients to design capital structures that weather the ups and downs in the business cycle while providing market-leading flexibility to business decisionmakers. Her experience includes both the investment grade and leveraged markets, as well as bank financings and capital markets transactions. Emily is widely acknowledged for her expertise in financing matters. In 2021, she was ranked as the second-leading financing lawyer in North America by MergerLinks and she has been recognized by Lawdragon as one of the 500 leading lawyers in America each of the past three years. Emily has been named a 2022 Young Lawyer of the Year Finalist by The American Lawyer, an Expert Guides 2021 Rising Star, a Law360 2020 Rising Star, a New York Law Journal 2019 Rising Star and a “Rising Star” in the New York metropolitan area by Super Lawyers each year from 2013 to 2021. Emily actively participates in the community and has a vibrant pro bono practice. She serves on the board of Her Justice, an organization that provides free legal services to low-income women in family law and domestic violence-related immigration matters in New York City. Additionally, Emily co-chairs a subcommittee of the New York State Attorney General’s Pro Bono Task Force for Reproductive Health. She also serves as pro bono counsel for the Partnership Fund for New York City as it invests in for-profit and non-profit ventures that create jobs in underserved and diverse communities. Emily has been a Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School and regularly guest lectures at Duke University School of Law.

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