Herbert M Wachtell is a founding partner of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.
He has served as editor of the New York University Law Review (1953-1954) and assistant US attorney for the Southern District of New York (1955-1957). He is the 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 is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is also a member of the American Law Institute, American Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the New York Bar Foundation.
WWL says: Herbert Wachtell has an immense practice spanning 60 years. He is noted by one source as “an absolutely brilliant advocate who is as relentless in serving his clients as any lawyer I’ve ever met”.
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