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.
Herlihy, Edward D.
Partner, Corporate
tel 212.403.1207
fax 212.403.2207

Edward D. Herlihy is co-chairman of the Executive Committee and has been a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz since 1984, focusing on some of the largest and most complex bank and financial institution mergers and acquisitions and recapitalizations throughout the United States.  He is often called upon to represent companies involved in takeover battles and proxy contests, including investment banking firms in connection with a wide variety of financial institution matters.  

Mr. Herlihy writes and lectures regularly on issues involving banking and financial matters.  Mr. Herlihy graduated from Hobart College in 1969 (B.A.) and from George Washington University Law School in 1972 (J.D.). 

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