Douglas K. Mayer
Honorable Robert H. Bork, United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 1986 – 1987
Douglas K. Mayer
Douglas K. Mayer, Of Counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, practices predominantly in the restructuring and finance and complex litigation areas, with an emphasis on the representation of creditors in large bankruptcy reorganization cases, insolvency advice in connection with business transactions, complex insolvency-related litigation, and mass-tort and insurance-coverage disputes.
Mr. Mayer in 1976 received a B.A. magna cum laude in the Liberal Arts from St. John’s College (Annapolis, Maryland), obtained an M.A. in Politics from the University of Dallas in 1978, and received his J.D. in 1986 from the Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and an editor of the Columbia Law Review. Following graduation Mr. Mayer was a law clerk for the Honorable Robert H. Bork of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Mr. Mayer joined Wachtell Lipton in 1989, and became a partner in 1995.
- Corporate Bankruptcy and Restructuring 2016/2017,
in Columbia Law School’s Blog on Corporations and the Financial Markets, January 20, 2017.
- Supreme Court Permits Bankruptcy Courts to Issue Final Judgments with Parties' Consent,
in Harvard Law School Bankruptcy Roundtable, June 9, 2015.
- Update on Directors' and Officers' Insurance in Bankruptcy,
in The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, September 24, 2014.
- Federal District Court Holds That U.S. Bankruptcy Code Does Not Permit Recovery of Extraterritorial Transfers,
in The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, July 15, 2014.
- Dealmaking in a Distressed Environment,
in The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, April 17, 2013.
- Federal District Court Holds that Madoff Trustee Lacks Authority to Bring Damages Claims Against Banks,
in The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, December 2, 2011.