Herbert M Wachtell is a founding partner of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.
His former roles include: editor of New York University Law Review, 1953–1954; and assistant US attorney, Southern District of New York, 1955–1957. He is the author of New York Practice Under the CPLR (first edition, 1963; second edition, 1966; third edition, 1970; fourth edition, 1973; fifth edition, 1976; sixth edition, 1986; Practising Law Institute).
He is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is a member of the American Law Institute, the American Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the New York Bar Foundation.
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