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.
Eckman, Chester
Associate, Corporate
tel 212.403.1038
fax 212.403.2038

Education

Chester E.W. Eckman (Chet) is an associate in Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz’s Corporate Department.

Chet received a B.S. summa cum laude with Honors Program distinction in Business Administration from Northeastern University in 2012. He completed a J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2017, where he was a Levy Scholar and was elected to the Order of the Coif.  While at Penn Law, Chet also co-founded the Penn Law First Generation Professionals student group and served as Editor-in-Chief of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.