Daniel  Litowitz

Daniel Litowitz


Dan is US Deputy Co-Head of M&A. He has over two decades of experience advising U.S. and multinational public companies in a broad range of public and private transactions, including mergers, hostile acquisitions, tender and exchange offers, acquisition and disposition transactions, and joint ventures.

He has advised his clients on several industry transformational deals across industries and regularly advises boards and senior management of his public company clients with their governance issues as well as strategic M&A.

He started his career at Shearman in 1999 and was a member of the M&A practice until 2010; he rejoined Shearman in 2014. Most recently, he was the Deputy Practice Group Leader of the Global M&A Group at Shearman before the merger.


Representative matters

CVS Health Corp. in its $10.6 billion acquisition of NYSE-listed Oak Street Health. This deal was awarded Americas Corporate M&A Mega Deal of The Year - The M&A Atlas Awards, 2023

CVS Health Corp. in its $69 billion acquisition of NYSE-listed Aetna Inc. This industry-transformative deal was awarded M&A Deal of the Year - The American Lawyer, 2018

JetBlue Airways Corp. in its attempted $3.8 billion acquisition of Spirit Airlines following JetBlue’s hostile, all cash tender offer to acquire Spirit for $30 per share and its “vote no” proxy campaign against Spirit’s $2.9 billion merger with Frontier Group

Paramount Global (f/k/a ViacomCBS Inc.) in the $30 billion merger with CBS Corporation, reuniting two companies that separated in 2005. This deal was awarded Most Innovative Deal of the Year - The Deal, 2020


Daniel Litowitz has received various recognitions, including being named M&A “MVP” Law360, and 2023 Recommended Lawyer, M&A/Corporate and Commercial: M&A: Large Deals ($1BN+), Legal 500 USA, 2023



New York, 2000


B.A., Johns Hopkins University, 1996

J.D., New York University School of Law, 1999

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.