Herbert Wachtell is "a living legend in the legal sphere" with an unrivalled level of knowledge pertaining to high-stakes insurance disputes, takeovers and criminal litigation.
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.