Karessa Cain

Job Title Partner
Country USA
Current Employer Rients

Karessa Cain is a partner in Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz’s Corporate Department, where she focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and corporate and securities matters. She has worked on a wide range of transactions, including domestic and cross-border acquisitions, private equity transactions, spin-offs, takeover defense, shareholder activism and proxy contests, joint ventures and capital market transactions.  Karessa frequently writes and speaks about M&A, corporate governance and other legal issues, and she was a consulting editor for the NYSE: Corporate Governance Guide.

Karessa received her B.A. cum laude from Yale College in 2000. She received her J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2004, where she was a James Kent Scholar and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Following graduation from law school, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable J. Clifford Wallace of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a member of the New York and American Bar Associations.