Martin Lipton, a founding partner of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, specializes in advising major corporations on mergers and acquisitions and matters affecting corporate policy and strategy. Lipton is a trustee of New York University (NYU) (chairman 1998-2015), NYU School of Law (chairman 1988-1998) and the NYU Langone Medical Center. He is also an emeritus member of the Council of the American Law Institute; a member of the board of advisers of the Institute of Judicial Administration; and an honorary chair of the American College of Governance Counsel. Lipton is a member of the executive committee of the Partnership for New York City and served as its co-chair (2004-2006). Lipton has a BS in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an LLB from the New York University School of Law. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; a member of the International Advisory Council of Guanghua School of Management of Peking University; and a Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur. Mr Lipton is an emeritus chairman of Prep for Prep, having served as chairman from 1990 to 2002.
WWL says: "Dean of the US M&A bar", Martin Lipton is described by interviewees as "among the most prominent corporate lawyers in America".
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