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.
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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.
Stern, Warren R.
Of Counsel, Litigation
tel 212.403.1239
fax 212.403.2239

Education

Clerkships

  • Honorable Henry J. Friendly, United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1978 - 1979

Warren R. Stern has been a member of the Litigation Department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz since 1979, a partner from 1985 to 2009 and now is of counsel.  At Wachtell Lipton, Mr. Stern concentrates on corporate and securities litigation, and he has been particularly active in cross-border matters and the financial services area. 

Mr. Stern is admitted to practice in a number of federal courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  Mr. Stern was a Covington & Burling Distinguished Visitor and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School in 2008, and has taught securities regulation at Harvard since 2009. Mr. Stern is also an adjunct professor of law at New York University Law School, where he teaches securities law and litigation, and has taught securities regulation at Vanderbilt Law School.  He was named in 2008 as one of Lawdragon's "100 Lawyers You Need to Know in Securities Litigation" and was selected by Super Lawyers in 2011 as a leading New York lawyer in securities litigation.

Mr. Stern is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, member of the American Law Institute, the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association. He is on the Editorial Advisory Board of Securities Litigation Report. Mr. Stern's pro bono activities have included human rights work with the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights and the New York City Bar Association.

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