Ari Edelman - McDermott Will & Emery


Ari is a global transactions partner in McDermott’s capital markets group. Ari focuses on a variety of corporate finance transactions, including U.S. and cross-border capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation, and corporate governance for public and private companies. Ari represents operating companies, investors and investment banking firms in a wide variety of corporate finance transactions. Ari also advises clients on fiduciary duties, corporate governance and disclosure compliance. Ari’s clients are located, and/or transact, across the globe in a broad range of industries, including life sciences, healthcare, asset management, technology, energy, and entertainment.


  • Representing North Atlantic Acquisition Corporation in its $1.3B de-SPAC acquisition of TeleSign
  • Represented FTAC Emerald Acquisition, underwritten by Goldman Sachs, in its initial public offering
  • Represented Athena Technology Acquisition Corp., an all women-led special purpose acquisition company, underwritten by Citigroup, in its US $250 million initial public offering

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Fordham University School of Law, JD, 2005
Yeshiva University, BA, summa cum laude, 2000

New York