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Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Headquarters: 51 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
Attorneys: 217
Co-chairmen: Daniel Neff and Edward Herlihy

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Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is one of world’s leading business law firms.

Wachtell has deep experience in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, takeovers and takeover defense, corporate and securities law, and corporate governance. It handles some of the largest, most complex and demanding transactions in the United States and around the world.

The firm counsels both public and private acquirors and targets. It also has extensive experience handling sensitive investigation and litigation matters and corporate restructurings, and in counseling boards of directors and senior management in the most sensitive situations. Wachtell typically handles:

  • U.S., Cross-Border and International Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity and Strategic Investments
  • Spin-offs and Split-ups
  • Securities Offerings and Other Capital Raising Transactions

Herbert Wachtell, Martin Lipton, Leonard Rosen, and George Katz founded the firm in 1965. All were graduates of NYU Law School.


The benefits the firm offers include full payment of premiums for comprehensive medical, group life and disability insurance plans. Associates are entitled to four months of paid maternity leave, with additional unpaid leave time available. Flexible part-time schedules are offered to associates while raising their children, and firm-sponsored emergency childcare facilities are available without charge whenever needed. The firm also offers subsidized gym memberships to all associates.

Updated August 8, 2010


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