Specialises in the largest and most complex bank and financial institution mergers and acquisitions and recapitalisations throughout the United States. He is often called upon to represent companies involved in takeover battles and proxy contests, including investment banking firms in connection with a wide variety of financial institution matters.
Partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz since 1984. He serves as co-chairman of the firm's Executive Committee.
He writes and lectures regularly on issues involving banking and financial matters.
He graduated from Hobart College in 1969 (BA) and from George Washington University Law School in 1972 (JD).