Martin Lipton

Martin Lipton, a founding partner of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, specializes in advising major corporations on mergers and acquisitions and matters affecting corporate policy and strategy. Lipton is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of New York University, a Trustee of the New York University School of Law (Chairman 1988-1998), an emeritus member of the Council of the American Law Institute and a director of the Institute of Judicial Administration. Lipton is a member of the Executive Committee of the Partnership for New York City and served as its Co-Chair (2004-2006). Lipton has a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an LL.B. from the New York University School of Law. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, a trustee of the Economic Club of New York, a member of the International Advisory Council of Guanghua School of Management of Peking University, and a Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur.

Posts by Martin Lipton

  • A Response to Bebchuk and Jackson’s Toward a Constitutional Review of the Poison Pill (03.14.14 )

    By Martin Lipton,  Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Michael W. Schwartz, Of Counsel, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Theodore N. Mirvis, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz;  George T. Conway III, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Jeffrey M. Wintner, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz;  William Savitt, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz   A Note […]

  • Key Issues for Directors in 2014 (12.10.13 )

    By Marty Lipton, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz For a number of years, as the new year approaches I have prepared for boards of directors a one-page list of the key issues that are newly emerging or will be especially important in the coming year. Each year, the legal rules and aspirational best practices for […]

  • Empiricism and Experience; Activism and Short-Termism; the Real World of Business (10.27.13 )

    By Marty Lipton, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz Harvard Law School Professor Lucian Bebchuk believes that shareholders should be able to control the material decisions of the companies they invest in. Over the years, he has written numerous articles expressing this view, including a 2005 article urging that shareholders should have the power to initiate […]

  • The Bebchuk Syllogism (08.26.13 )

    By Martin Lipton, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, Steven A. Rosenblum, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, Eric S. Robinson, Of Counsel, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, Karessa L. Cain, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, and Sabastian V. Niles, Counsel, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz   A Note from The Conference Board Governance Center: Earlier this month, Professor Lucian Bebchuck’s recent study (with co-authors Alon Brav of […]

  • Lessons from the 2013 Proxy Season (06.10.13 )

    By Marty Lipton, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, Karessa Cain, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, & Sabastian V. Niles, Counsel, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz 1) Shareholder activism is growing at an increasing rate. No company is too big to become the target of an activist, and even companies with sterling corporate governance practices and positive share price performance, […]

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