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.
Gewertz, Theodore
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Education

Theodore Gewertz was a senior litigation and restructuring and finance partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, and is now of counsel. He has extensive experience in bankruptcy-related litigation, as well as in other business, commercial and corporate litigation.

Since 1987, Mr. Gewertz has been a contributing author to Collier on Bankruptcy, 15th Edition, and is the author of that treatise's chapters on Part VII of the Bankruptcy Rules, which deal with adversary proceedings and procedure therein.  He has lectured and participated in panels and educational programs relating to bankruptcy topics and was a member of the Committee on Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York from 1978 through 1981 and 1988 through 1994. He also served as a member of the National Panel of Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association from 1967 to 2000.

Mr. Gewertz graduated with a B.A. cum laude from the College of the City of New York in 1958 where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.  He obtained his LL.B. cum laude in 1961 from New York University School of Law, where he was a John Norton Pomeroy Scholar, a member of the Order of the Coif and associate editor of the New York University Law Review.