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Litigation 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Herbert Wachtell is a top-notch litigator who comes in for high praise thanks to his extensive experience in a range of corporate and commercial disputes. 


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.

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