Andrew Elken is a corporate partner in New York focused primarily on complex mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Elken also regularly advises officers and boards of directors on activist defense matters, corporate governance, securities law, and other significant corporate matters.

Mr. Elken leverages experience advising on over US$300 billion of M&A transactions across a broad range of industries, including technology, media, telecommunications, energy, infrastructure, transportation, consumer products, industrials, healthcare, life sciences, and financial services. 

Recognized as one of the 500 Leading Dealmakers in America by Lawdragon, a Top Dealmaker by The Hollywood Reporter and a Rising Star by the New York Law Journal, Mr. Elken has represented public companies and boards of directors in many of their most complicated and high-stakes corporate transactions. 

Mr. Elken regularly advises clients on:

  • Buy-side and sell-side public company M&A, both negotiated and hostile
  • Divestitures and spin-offs
  • Joint ventures
  • Cross-border transactions
  • Special committee matters
  • Activist defense, including settlement agreements and proxy contests
  • Corporate governance, securities law, and other general corporate matters

He also regularly represents top investment banks in their capacity as financial advisors in M&A transactions.

Before joining Latham, Mr. Elken was a partner at another leading global law firm. 

Mr. Elken’s recent M&A experience includes advising:

  • Amazon on its:
    • US$8.45 billion acquisition of MGM Studios*
    • Investment in Diamond Sports Group
  • Atlas Air Worldwide on its US$5.2 billion acquisition by an Apollo-led investor group*
  • Centrica on its US$3.625 billion divestiture of its North American energy supply, services, and trading business (Direct Energy) to NRG Energy*
  • CyrusOne on its US$15 billion acquisition by KKR and Global Infrastructure Partners*
  • Daily Mail and General Trust on the £1.425 billion divestiture of its global risk insurance modeling and analytics business (RMS) to Moody’s*
  • Deutsche Telekom on its master framework agreement with SoftBank and T-Mobile, realigning T-Mobile’s ownership and governance*
  • DTE Energy on the US$7 billion spin-off of its midstream business (DT Midstream)*
  • Evergy on its agreements with Elliott Management and Bluescape Energy Partners*
  • GasLog on:
    • Its take-private transaction with BlackRock’s Global Energy & Power Infrastructure Fund*
    • Acquiring GasLog Partners*
  • Healthpeak Properties on its US$21 billion stock-for-stock merger with Physicians Realty Trust
  • IsoPlexis on its stock-for-stock merger with Berkeley Lights*
  • Light & Wonder on its acquisition of SciPlay’s remaining publicly held shares*
  • Marubeni Growth Capital US on its acquisition of RG Barry Brands
  • Peabody Energy on its proposed joint venture with Arch Resources*
  • PG&E on corporate governance matters, securities matters, its chapter 11 reorganization, and other strategic matters*
  • Rogers Communications on its C$26 billion acquisition of Shaw Communications*
  • Tabula Rasa HealthCare on its US$570 million take private acquisition by Nautic Partners*
  • The entities selling substantially all of the assets of The Weinstein Company through a Section 363 auction to affiliates of Lantern Asset Management and Spyglass Media Group for US$289 million in cash, plus the assumption of up to US$127.5 million in liabilities*
  • WestRock on its:
    • US$4.9 billion acquisition of KapStone*
    • US$2.28 billion acquisition of Multi Packaging Solutions* 
  • World Fuel Services on the US$350 million sale of its Multi Service payment solutions business to Corsair Capital*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • AB, Princeton University
  • JD, University of Southern California Law School
    Order of the Coif
February 16, 2024 Recognition

Mergers & Acquisitions Group of the Year: Latham

Latham & Watkins has been named a 2023 Mergers & Acquisitions Group of the Year by Law360 in recognition of the firm’s innovative work on several of the most complex and transformative deals across industry sectors.