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BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — Former Amherst College men’s water polo student-athlete Andrew J. Nussbaum ’85 has risen from the pool to serve as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at his alma mater.

A practicing attorney, Nussbaum has served on Amherst College’s Board of Trustees since 2010 first as an elected Alumni Trustee for six years prior to being appointed a term trustee in 2016. He was elected Chair of the Board in 2018. He is a partner in the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where he specializes in mergers and acquisitions, cross-border transactions and corporate governance.

Nussbaum was a Russian major at Amherst, a varsity swimmer, men’s water polo player and a summa cum laude graduate. He earned a master’s degree from Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship, and later a law degree from the University of Chicago. He was a law clerk to late United States Supreme Court Association Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg from 1991 to 1992, while she was on the U.S. Court of Appeals, and to late U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia from 1992 to 1993.

Nussbaum previously served on the Board of Governors of the Folger Shakespeare Library. He also served as chairman and continues as a board member of Asphalt Green, a nonprofit organization providing sports and fitness to more than 50,000 children in New York City public schools, as well as adults in need. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, Darcy Miller Nussbaum, and their three daughters.

Collegiate Water Polo Association