Practice concentrates on mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance matters, and he has been engaged in many high-profile matters that include cross-border transactions, leveraged buyouts, complex restructuring deals, proxy fights and takeovers.
Partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz since 1985 and serves as co-chair of the firm’s Corporate group.
Mr. Brownstein is a 1979 honors graduate of Harvard Law School where he was an articles editor of the Harvard Law Review. He holds an M.B.A. degree (1976) from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and also has undergraduate degrees in English and Economics (1975) from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Following law school, Mr. Brownstein clerked for the Honorable Leonard I. Garth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Mr. Brownstein is a frequent author and lecturer on corporate-related topics. He has been an adjunct professor of securities law at Rutgers University Law School, serves on the Executive Planning Committee and is past chairman of the Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute at Northwestern University School of Law.
Mr. Brownstein is also active in numerous civic and charitable organizations.