Marshall Shaffer is a corporate partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice primarily focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate and securities law matters and corporate governance. In addition, Marshall has extensive experience advising on business combination transactions involving special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs).

Marshall has advised both public and private companies and private equity firms in a wide range of industries in connection with mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, complex carve-outs, cross-border transactions, growth equity deals and securities offerings. Marshall has also advised with respect to proxy contests, shareholder activism, takeover defense strategies and other corporate governance matters.

Marshall received his B.A., cum laude, from Yale University in 2007. Marshall completed a J.D. from Stanford Law School in 2010, where he served as articles editor of the Stanford Law & Policy Review.


Thought Leadership

Speaking Engagements

Moderator, “What is Going on in the SPAC Market?” Fund Finance Association’s WFF Global panel, April 21, 2021

Press Mentions

Quoted, "How Due Diligence Went Virtual," Private Debt Investor, May 3, 2021


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2011New York


  • Stanford Law SchoolJ.D.2010
    Articles Editor, Stanford Law & Policy Review
  • Yale UniversityB.A., Political Science & Economicscum laude2007