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.
Hein, Peter C.
Partner, Litigation
tel 212.403.1237
fax 212.403.2237

Education

Peter C. Hein has been a partner in the Litigation Department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz since 1981.  Mr. Hein's practice has included securities, corporate, ERISA, real estate, insurance and other complex commercial litigation, arbitrations, appraisals and mediation.  Mr. Hein has argued in the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Seventh and Ninth Circuits, and the New York appellate courts.

Mr. Hein graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee (B.A., summa cum laude, 1972) and Columbia Law School (J.D., 1975).  At Columbia, Mr. Hein was a James Kent scholar, Harlan Fisk Stone scholar and served as an editor of the Columbia Law Review (1974-75).

Mr. Hein is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (where he has served on the Federal Legislation, State Legislation and Election Law Committees).  He is also a member of the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and serves as a Trustee of the Citizens Budget Commission, a non-partisan civic watchdog group for New York City and New York State.

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