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Boczko, Ian
Partner, Litigation
tel 212.403.1139
fax 212.403.2139

Education

Clerkships

  • Honorable Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum, United States District Court, Southern District of New York, 2000 - 2001

Ian Boczko is a litigation partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, focusing on corporate governance, contracts, insurance and securities litigation and complex arbitrations.

Since joining Wachtell Lipton in 2001, Mr. Boczko has worked on several of the firm's high-profile matters.  He has been involved in the firm's representation of Silverstein Properties in its dispute with more than 20 insurance companies in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, the firm's representation of the New York Stock Exchange in litigation with dissident seatholders following the announcement of the NYSE's merger with Archipelago, the firm's representation of IAC and Barry Diller in litigation against Liberty Media Corp., the firm's representation of JPMorgan following JPMorgan’s transaction with Bear Stearns, and the firm’s representation of Rohm and Haas in connection with litigation relating to its transaction with Dow Chemical.  More recently, Mr. Boczko has represented JPMorgan in connection with litigation resulting from the Lehman bankruptcy and Philip Morris in litigation against various states resulting from the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement.

Prior to joining Wachtell Lipton, Mr. Boczko clerked for the Honorable Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York. He is a 2000 graduate of Columbia Law School where he was a James Kent Scholar, served as a senior editor on the Columbia Law Review and was the recipient of the John Ordronaux Prize for highest academic average in the graduating class. He graduated summa cum laude from Columbia College with a degree in chemistry and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

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