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.

Administrative Staff

Wachtell Lipton seeks individuals who are professional and motivated to join our staff. We expect our staff to be high performers, dedicated and to take pride in their work.  In order to maintain the highest level of client service, we are committed to and supportive of the professional development and growth of our staff members. In addition, Wachtell Lipton provides competitive compensation and benefits to its staff ensuring that we retain the most talented staff.