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Nilufer R. Shaikh

Nilufer R. Shaikh


New York, NY
Phone: 212.808.2709    Fax: 212.286.9806

Nilufer R. Shaikh is a partner in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the New York office. Ms. Shaikh focuses her practice on the representation of private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, as well as strategic buyers and sellers in domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, joint ventures, restructurings and minority investments across a variety of industry sectors, including health care, life sciences, information technology, software and consumer goods. Ms. Shaikh also has represented venture capital firms and emerging growth companies in debt and equity financing transactions.

In addition to her transaction-based practice, Ms. Shaikh has provided general corporate counseling, advising senior management and boards of directors in areas such as corporate governance, strategic matters, contract negotiation and other commercial issues.

Ms. Shaikh is actively involved in pro bono matters and has represented nonprofit and educational institutions, including assisting a New York-based special education school in its contracting compliance, forming and counseling the board of directors of a 501(c)(3) organization aimed at increasing female participation in the asset management industry, and advising a global social enterprise on restructuring its non-U.S. operations. Ms. Shaikh has also represented clients in asylum proceedings before immigration court and U-visa status filings and participated in election protection efforts.

Prior to joining Pepper, Ms. Shaikh was an associate with Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and Dechert LLP in New York City.

Ms. Shaikh currently serves on the firm’s Diversity Committee and Audit Letter Committee.


  • J.D., Harvard Law School, associate editor, Harvard International Law Journal; general editor, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review
  • A.M., History/Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University
  • B.A., History and Political Science, summa cum laude, Rutgers University

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey

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