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.
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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.
Forrest, Kenneth B.
Of Counsel, Litigation
tel 212.403.1211
fax 212.403.2211

Education

Kenneth B. Forrest became a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in 1982 and is currently of counsel. Focusing primarily on commercial litigation, Mr. Forrest has litigated numerous disputes relating to corporate mergers and acquisitions, including many of the leading decisions in that area of law.  He has represented professionals, including lawyers and investment bankers, in litigation and played a leading role in the nationwide effort to obtain judicial approvals for the November 1998 settlement between the states and the tobacco industry. For 15 years, Mr. Forrest served as the assigning partner in the firm's Litigation Department.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Mr. Forrest graduated from Brooklyn College magna cum laude in 1973 with a B.A. in Economics, and from the SUNY Buffalo Law School magna cum laude in 1976.  In 2010, Mr. Forrest was awarded the SUNY Buffalo Law School's highest honor, the Edwin F. Jaeckle Award.  He previously received Distinguished Alumnus Awards from the law school's and the university's alumni associations.

Mr. Forrest is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.  He has served on the Committees on Federal Legislation and Professional Responsibility of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. 

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