Sheldon S. Hughes - McDermott Will & Emery


Sheldon S. Hughes focuses his practice on corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions.

During law school, Sheldon was a senior notes and comments editor for the Howard Law Journal and was the judicial law clerk for the Honorable Karla N. Smith of the Montgomery County Circuit Court. Sheldon was also selected from a group of the law school’s highest performing third-year students to serve as a Henry Ramsey Dean’s fellow.


  • Represented Merck KGaA in its acquisition of Exelead for $780 million.
  • Represented Baker Hughes in its acquisition of Quest Integrity, a subsidiary of Team, Inc., for $280 million.
  • Represented NationsBenefits®, in a $275 million issuance and sale of Series B Preferred securities to General Atlantic.

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  • National Black Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40, 2023-2024


  • National Bar Association
  • Caribbean Bar Association
  • Gate City Bar Association
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.


Howard University School of Law, JD, magna cum laude, 2018
Florida Atlantic University, BA, 2012

New York