a founding partner of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz,
specializes in advising major corporations on mergers and
acquisitions and matters affecting corporate policy and
strategy and has written and lectured extensively on these
Mr. Lipton is Chairman of The Board
of Trustees of New York University, a Trustee of the New
York University School of Law (Chairman 1988-98), a member
of the Council of the American Law Institute, Co-Chair of
the Partnership for New York City, and a Director of the
Institute of Judicial Administration.
Mr. Lipton served as Special Counsel
to the City of New York in connection with the fiscal crisis
(1975-1978); Special Counsel, United States Department of
Energy (1979-1980); and Acting General Counsel, United States
Synthetic Fuels Corporation (1980). Mr. Lipton served as
counsel to the New York Stock Exchange Committee on Market
Structure, Governance and Ownership (1999-2000), as counsel
to, and member of, its Committee on Corporate Accountability
and Listing Standards [Corporate Governance] (2002) and
as Chairman of its Legal Advisory Committee (2002-2004).
Mr. Lipton has a B.S. in Economics
from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
and an L.L.B. from the New York University School of Law.
He is a member of The American Academy of Arts & Sciences.