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.
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Education

Matthew R. MacDonald is an associate in the Corporate Department of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

Mr. MacDonald received a J.D. summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif, senior editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and was awarded the Barenkopf Scholarship (given to the student with the best academic record after the first two years of the J.D. program). He also received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was awarded Director’s List honors. Previously, he completed his bachelor’s degree cum laude at Princeton University.

Before joining the firm, Mr. MacDonald worked at Fidelity Investments, as a member of their internal strategy consulting team, and at Bain Capital, as part of the their venture capital and growth equity fund.

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