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.
Mayer, Douglas K.
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Education

Clerkships

  • Honorable Robert H. Bork, United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 1986 - 1987

Douglas K. Mayer, Of Counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, practices predominantly in the restructuring and finance and complex litigation areas, with an emphasis on the representation of creditors in large bankruptcy reorganization cases, insolvency advice in connection with business transactions, complex insolvency-related litigation, and mass-tort and insurance-coverage disputes.

Mr. Mayer in 1976 received a B.A. magna cum laude in the Liberal Arts from St. John's College (Annapolis, Maryland), obtained an M.A. in Politics from the University of Dallas in 1978, and received his J.D. in 1986 from the Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and an editor of the Columbia Law Review. Following graduation Mr. Mayer was a law clerk for the Honorable Robert H. Bork of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Mr. Mayer joined Wachtell Lipton in 1989, and became a partner in 1995.

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