Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

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Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is a law firm which operates out of a single office in New York City.wikipedia
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Herbert Wachtell

The firm was founded in 1965 by Herbert Wachtell and Jerry Kern, who were shortly afterwards joined by Martin Lipton, Leonard Rosen, and George Katz.
He is the co-founder of the law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

Martin Lipton

The firm was founded in 1965 by Herbert Wachtell and Jerry Kern, who were shortly afterwards joined by Martin Lipton, Leonard Rosen, and George Katz. One of the founding partners, Martin Lipton, invented the so-called "poison pill defense" during the 1980s, to foil hostile takeovers.
Martin Lipton (born June 22, 1931) is an American lawyer, a founding partner of the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz specializing in advising on mergers and acquisitions and matters affecting corporate policy and strategy.

Leonard Rosen

The firm was founded in 1965 by Herbert Wachtell and Jerry Kern, who were shortly afterwards joined by Martin Lipton, Leonard Rosen, and George Katz.
Leonard M. Rosen (November 19, 1930 – April 16, 2014) was an American bankruptcy lawyer, and a co-founder of the prominent New York firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

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One of the founding partners, Martin Lipton, invented the so-called "poison pill defense" during the 1980s, to foil hostile takeovers.
The poison pill was invented by mergers and acquisitions lawyer Martin Lipton of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in 1982, as a response to tender-based hostile takeovers.

New York University School of Law

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The four named partners met at New York University School of Law where they were editors on the New York University Law Review together.
Famous alumni include Governor and Democratic presidential candidate Samuel J. Tilden; former New York City mayors Fiorello La Guardia, Ed Koch and Rudy Giuliani; New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly; the four founders of the prominent law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Evan Chesler, the current Chairman at Cravath, Swaine & Moore; comedian Demetri Martin; Republic of China president Ma Ying-Jeou; former President of Panama Guillermo Endara; former Director of the FBI Louis Freeh; U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander, Rudy Boschwitz and Jacob Javits; suffragette and college founding president Jessica Garretson Finch; Centennial Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School and first female Commissioner of the SEC Roberta Karmel, sportscaster Howard Cosell; former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue; NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman; John F. Kennedy, Jr.; Special Inspector General of the Troubled Asset Relief Program Neil Barofsky; many U.S. Representatives, including Mitchell Jenkins, Jefferson Monroe Levy and Isaac Siegel; former Chairman of Paramount Pictures Jonathan Dolgen; Hollywood and Broadway producer Marc E. Platt; Hollywood producer and former Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment Peter Guber; journalist Glenn Greenwald; civil rights leader Vanita Gupta; several corporate leaders including Interpublic Group of Companies Chairman and CEO Michael I. Roth; ConocoPhillips President and COO John Carrig; Robert Half International Chairman and CEO Harold Max Messner; and Southwest Airlines founder Herb Kelleher; Marvel Entertainment Vice President John Turitzin; as well as Nobel Peace Prize laureates Elihu Root and Mohamed ElBaradei; and Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of US President Donald Trump.

Glenn Greenwald

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Greenwald practiced law in the Litigation Department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz (1994–1995); in 1996 he co-founded his own litigation firm, called Greenwald Christoph & Holland (later renamed Greenwald Christoph PC), where he litigated cases concerning issues of U.S. constitutional law and civil rights.

Allison Christians

The foundation of Christians' legal career was set by her work as a tax lawyer at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York, where she focused on the taxation of domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, restructurings and associated issues and transactions involving private and public companies.

William T. Allen

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He also worked for the bank and business law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

Maura R. Grossman

Previously, she was Of Counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where she pioneered the use of technology-assisted review (TAR) for electronic discovery.

David Lat

Underneath Their Robes
After law school, he worked as a law clerk for a federal appeals judge (Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain), an associate at Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz, and an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the appeals division in the District of New Jersey.

Robert J. Jackson Jr.

Prior to joining the Columbia Law faculty in 2009, he worked in investment banking at Bear Stearns, specialized in executive compensation and corporate governance at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen, & Katz, and served as deputy director to Kenneth Feinberg at the United States Treasury, helping to establish executive pay rules for corporations such as AIG, Citigroup, and General Motors following the financial crisis of 2007–2008.

George T. Conway III

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In September 1988, Conway joined the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, and is of counsel in the Litigation Department.

Miguel Estrada

Before joining the U.S. Attorney's Office, he practiced law in New York with Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

James Cole Jr.

James Cole
From 1996 to 2011, Cole worked at the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York City, where, in 2004, he became a partner in the corporate department.

Kenneth K. Lee

Lee then worked as an associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and was an Associate White House Counsel to George W. Bush.

Bernard Nussbaum

Bernard W. Nussbaum
In 1966 Nussbaum joined the New York law firm, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, one year after the firm was founded by Martin Lipton, Herbert Wachtell, Leonard Rosen and George Katz, four lawyers in their early 30s who in time became among the most prominent lawyers of their generation.

George Postolos

Postolos specialized in mergers and acquisitions for the New York law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz before becoming the personal assistant to then-NBA commissioner David Stern.

Robert Morgenthau

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On January 20, 2010, Morgenthau joined the law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

Richard J. Sullivan

After law school, Sullivan worked as a law clerk to Judge David M. Ebel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and as a litigation associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

Jed Rubenfeld

After his clerkship, he worked as an associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and as an assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York.

Andrew Schlafly

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Schlafly was an associate for the Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz law firm in New York City before moving to private practice, stating: "Large firms never do work [for conservatives] on homosexual or abortion issues."

Magic Circle (law firms)

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The Super Boutique law firms comprise Cravath, Swaine & Moore, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, Slaughter and May, Debevoise & Plimpton and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

Samuel Rascoff

After serving as a special assistant with the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, he became an associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

White-shoe firm

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The firm rose to prominence on Wall Street when many brokers and investment bankers were launching small firms, but received little attention from established white-shoe law firms, such as Sullivan & Cromwell, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, and Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

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Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is a law firm which operates out of a single office in New York City.