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Name: Marianna B. Ofosu
Firm Name: Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Jurisdiction: USA - New York
Practice Area: Corporate Governance Law

Telephone: 212.403.1103
Fax: 212.403.2103
Email: MOfosu@wlrk.com

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Professional Biography:

Marianna B. Ofosu joined Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz’s Corporate Department as an associate in 2013. She focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and securities laws matters and has co-authored the firm’s Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee Guide. Marianna received a B.A. summa cum laude from Howard University, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She went on to receive a M. Phil from Oxford University where she was a Rhodes Scholar. She completed her J.D. at Yale Law School, where she was a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow. During law school, Marianna was the co-president of the Yale Law & Business Society and a senior editor of the Yale Journal on Regulation. After law school, Marianna clerked on the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit for the Hon. Barrington D. Parker.

Prior to law school, Marianna advised international investors and African presidencies and ministries of finance on investment and economic policy issues as a managing director at GoodWorks International and the chief of staff and senior policy analyst of the African Center for Economic Transformation.

Marianna currently serves on the boards of the Yale Law and Business Alumni Association and Comp-Sci High, and on an advisory board of the Rhodes Trust. Previously, she served as a trustee of the Paul and Daisy Soros Foundation.

Marianna provides counsel on a pro bono basis to several non-profit organizations focused on economic empowerment, reproductive health and international development.

Firm Overview:

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.

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. We counsel both public and private acquirers and targets. We also handle sensitive investigation and litigation matters and corporate restructurings, and counsel boards of directors and senior management in critical situations. We have a track record of original and ground-breaking solutions and innovations that have had a dramatic impact on business and law. We are thought leaders.

Our distinctive structure defines our approach. We maintain a ratio of associates to partners significantly below that of other firms. We focus on matters that require the attention, extensive experience and sophistication of our partners. We limit the number and type of matters we undertake. Our system of lock-step compensation promotes a careful selection of matters as well as the flexibility to bring the right expertise to bear without regard to factors extrinsic to providing the best service and advice. We work together on a task-force basis on all of our matters, bringing to bear the requisite mix of people and expertise across practice areas. Our structure and approach attract talented and entrepreneurial lawyers, who enable us to achieve excellent results for our clients in complex and critical matters.

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