Wachtell Lipton was founded on a handshake in 1965 as a small group of lawyers dedicated to providing advice and expertise at the highest levels. We have achieved extraordinary results following the distinctive vision of our founders -- a cohesive team of lawyers intensely focused on solving our clients' most important problems.
Our distinctive structure defines our approach.  We maintain a ratio of associates to partners significantly below that of other firms.  We focus on matters that require the attention, extensive experience and sophistication of our partners.
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We have experience in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, takeovers and takeover defense, corporate and securities law and corporate governance. We handle some of the largest, most complex and demanding transactions in the United States and around the world.
Wachtell Lipton is dedicated to providing advice and expertise at the highest levels and achieving extraordinary results for our clients. We seek individuals who are talented, motivated and committed in order to maintain our record of excellence.
Silk, David M.
Partner, Corporate
tel 212.403.1256
fax 212.403.2256

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David M. Silk joined Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in 1988 and became partner in the Corporate Department in 1995. His practice focuses on hostile and negotiated merger and acquisition transactions, private equity transactions, corporate governance, proxy contests, restructurings, joint ventures and securities laws. He represents public and private companies and private equity funds in a wide variety of industries.

Mr. Silk is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, where he was a member of the editorial board of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and the Order of the Coif.  He has lectured frequently on governance and transactional topics and has served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania Law School teaching a course on mergers and acquisitions.  Mr. Silk is the chairman of the Corporation Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and a member of the Board of Advisors of the Institute for Law and Economics.

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