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.
Vlahakis, Patricia A.
Of Counsel, Corporate
tel 212.403.1206
fax 212.403.2206

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Patricia A. Vlahakis joined Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in 1981 and became partner in 1988. She is currently of counsel.  Ms. Vlahakis practices corporate and securities law, concentrating on transactional matters such as mergers and acquisitions, hostile takeovers, proxy contests, and private equity investments, as well as corporate governance.

Ms. Vlahakis graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a B.A. summa cum laude in 1978 and from Columbia University School of Law with a J.D. in 1981.

Ms. Vlahakis is a member of the American Bar Association. She has lectured extensively and published numerous articles in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities law and corporate governance. She served for five years as co-chair of the Practising Law Institute's Annual Institute on Securities Regulation and is currently a member of the Advisory Board for the Annual Securities Regulation Institute.