Daniel is an extremely strong corporate lawyer with a deep understanding of the many elements of M&A.” - Chambers USA

Daniel Wolf’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. 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, activism defense, finance, securities and other general corporate matters. Over the past eight years alone, Daniel has advised on announced M&A transactions with an aggregate value of well over $500 billion.

In 2021, Daniel was recognized by International Financial Law Review (IFLR) as the U.S. Lawyer of the Year for M&A. He was named “Dealmaker of the Year” by The American Lawyer in 2020 and by the annual Deal Awards in 2019. His work in 2023 earned him the distinction of being ranked #1 on MergerLinks’ list of the “Top Private Equity Lawyers in North America”, and his work in 2019 also earned him the distinction of being named #1 on MergerLinks’ list of the “Top M&A Lawyers in North America.” In the last 11 consecutive years, Chambers and Partners has listed Daniel as a top M&A attorney in Chambers USA, and he is currently ranked in Band 1 for M&A. According to Chambers, one source noted him as an “exceptional lawyer” and “one of the smartest guys I have ever met.” In addition to his M&A ranking, Chambers also lists Daniel as one of the leading shareholder activism and takeover defense attorneys in the U.S. In 2020, Daniel was inducted into the “Hall of Fame” by The Legal 500 U.S. for M&A – Large Deals ($1 billion+). He was recognized as a Leading Life Sciences Lawyer (Mergers & Acquisitions) by Legal Media Group, Life Sciences for 2021–2023. He is also recognized in Who’s Who Legal: M&A and Governance, was named an MVP by Law360, has been listed as a New York Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine in 2013–2023 and is endorsed by PLC’s Mergers and Acquisitions multi-jurisdictional guide.


Thought Leadership


Daniel is a leading contributing author of the Kirkland M&A Update. Daniel’s thought leadership has been recognized by various academic and business publications, including The WSJ, Harvard Law School's Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, The NYT's Deal Professor, Investment Dealers’ Digest, Deal Lawyers, Practical Law Company and Law360.


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1996New York


  • Hebrew


  • London School of Economics and Political ScienceLL.B.First Class Honours1995