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.
Katcher, Richard D.
Of Counsel, Corporate
tel 212.403.1222
fax 212.403.2222

Education

Richard D. Katcher was a partner in the Corporate Department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz from 1971 through 2009 and is now of counsel to the firm.  His practice has focused on mergers and acquisitions, securities law and corporate governance. Mr. Katcher has represented prominent corporate entities from, among others, the communications, pharmaceutical, consumer products, retail and investment banking fields in numerous M&A transactions, joint ventures and recapitalizations.  He has counseled boards and non-management directors during crisis conditions, as well as with respect to numerous corporate governance matters. His work includes domestic as well as cross-border matters.

Mr. Katcher is a frequent lecturer for continuing education programs and an active member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, where he served as chairman of the Special Committee on Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Control Contests.

Mr. Katcher is a graduate of New York University School of Law (LL.B., 1966) where he was a John Norton Pomeroy Scholar and a member of the New York University Law Review and the Order of the Coif.