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.
Leifer, Samuel C.
Associate, Litigation
tel 212.403.1032
fax 212.403.2032

Education

Samuel C. Leifer is an associate in Wachtell Lipton’s Litigation Department.

Samuel received a B.A. with honors in Philosophy and Psychology from Johns Hopkins University in 2008 where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.  He received his J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School in 2015, where he was Order of the Coif and notes editor of the Michigan Law Review

Prior to joining Wachtell Lipton, Samuel served as a law clerk to Judge A. Raymond Randolph of the United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

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