In Memory of S. Christopher Szczerban
It is with deep sadness and a heavy heart that we announce the unexpected and untimely passing of our colleague, Chris Szczerban. The entire Wachtell Lipton family is profoundly saddened by the loss, and our thoughts and prayers go out to Chris’s family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time.
Chris joined the Firm in October 2007 as a Litigation Associate and quickly established himself as an exceptional legal professional and has been a Litigation Counsel since January 2016. His dedication, expertise and unwavering commitment to our clients and the legal profession made him an invaluable member of the Wachtell Lipton team. Throughout his tenure he played an instrumental role in numerous complex litigation matters, including some of the most significant at the Firm. In addition, Chris was a mentor to many and a staunch supporter of the Legal Aid Society as he chaired the Associates’ Campaign for several years.
Chris will be remembered not only for his legal acumen but his kindness, generosity and exceptional character. He was a beloved member of the Wachtell Lipton family and he will be greatly missed.
We extend our deepest condolences to Chris’s wife, Sarah, daughters, family and friends.
S. Christopher Szczerban was counsel in Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz’s Litigation Department. His practice focused on complex corporate, commercial and securities litigations and arbitrations.
Mr. Szczerban received a J.D. from Harvard Law School and held bachelor’s degrees (B.S./B.A.) summa cum laude from Boston University in Business Administration and Political Science. At Harvard Law School, Mr. Szczerban served as the managing editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology and he argued the winning case in the 94th Annual Ames Moot Court Competition. Following law school, Mr. Szczerban served as a law clerk to the Honorable Leo E. Strine, Jr. of the Delaware Court of Chancery.
Mr. Szczerban was admitted to practice in New York and Delaware. He was a member of the American Bar Association, the Delaware State Bar Association, and the New York State Bar Association.