Andrew Needham Esq.


Andrew W. Needham is a partner in Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP’s Tax Department. His practice concentrates on tax advisory work in mergers and acquisitions, spin‑offs, private equity and hedge funds, partnership taxation and general tax planning for the preservation of net operating losses and other tax attributes.

Mr. Needham’s clients have included BDT Capital Partners, Cincinnati Bell, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Martin Marietta and Weyerhaeuser, as well as numerous investment banking firms.

In 2012, Mr. Needham served as Chair of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section and is currently a member of its Executive Committee. He is also a member of The Harvard Tax Club, the Private Investment Funds Tax Forum and the REIT Tax Club, as well as a frequent speaker at various tax conferences.

Mr. Needham has been repeatedly recognized as a leading tax practitioner by, among others, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business from 2008 through 2017; Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business from 2014-17; The Legal 500 from 2007 through 2017; The Best Lawyers in America from 2011 through 2017; and Who’s Who Legal: Corporate Tax from 2011 through 2017.

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
LL.M. (Taxation), Georgetown University Law Center
M.B.A., The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
B.A., University of Arizona

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:
736 T.M. Hedge Funds (co-author)
735 T.M., Private Equity Funds (author)