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William Savitt

New York, USA USA Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
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Litigation: Securities - New York

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William Savitt offers notable strength in M&A litigation, and also achieves impressive results in securities class actions and derivative suits.
"He's an excellent M&A lawyer." "Outstanding, a go-to for significant bet-the-company litigation." "He's fantastic."
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Practice Areas

Practice focuses on representing corporations and directors in litigation involving mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests, corporate governance disputes, class actions involving allegations of breach of fiduciary duty, and regulatory enforcement actions relating to corporate transactions.

Career

Partner and Co-chair of the Litigation Department of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Upon graduation from law school, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Pierre N. Leval of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit for the 1997 term and to the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the Supreme Court of the United States for the October 1998 term. .

Professional Memberships

He is a member of the American Law Institute and the Board of Trustees of the Columbia Law Review, Inc.

Personal

Graduated magna cum laude from Brown University and received a MPhil from Columbia University in European legal history. He graduated from Columbia Law School in 1997, where he was editor-in-chief of the Columbia Law Review.

He is a past executive director of Interfaith Hunger Appeal, a New York-based international hunger relief organization.

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William Savitt

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