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This content is provided by Herbert M Wachtell.

Practice Areas

Specialises in major, complex case litigation.


A founding partner of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Editor of the New York University Law Review, 1953-1954. Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, 1955-1957.

Professional Memberships

He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers; member of the American Law Institute, American Bar Association, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and New York Bar Foundation.


Author of Practising Law Institute’s "New York Practice Under the CPLR," First Edition, 1963; Second Edition, 1966; Third Edition, 1970; Fourth Edition, 1973; Fifth Edition, 1976; and Sixth Edition, 1986.


He graduated from New York University in 1952 (BS), from New York University School of Law in 1954 (LLB) where he was editor of the 'New York University Law Review', Order of the Coif and a Root-Tilden Scholar, and from Harvard Law School in 1955 (LLM).