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.
Schwartz, Michael W.
Of Counsel, Litigation
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fax 212.403.2229

Education

Michael W. Schwartz, a litigator, is of counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.  

Mr. Schwartz graduated from Harvard University with an A.B. magna cum laude in 1963.  He received an LL.B. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1967 where he was Case Editor of the Harvard Law Review.  He also attended École Normale Supérieure in Paris, France.  Mr. Schwartz was an Associate Professor at New York University School of Law from 1969 to 1973.  He is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the American Law Institute.

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