On Wednesday, May 12, we hosted the ILE Law and Entrepreneurship Lecture with the legendary corporate law thinker and lawyer, Marty Lipton, the founder of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and graduate of The Wharton School at Penn, class of 1952. Ted Mirvis moderated the conversation.
Mr. Lipton discussed the founding of the firm; the circumstances that led the firm to be a thought leader in publishing guidance and scholarship on emerging legal issues; the firm’s innovative work in the takeover and deal space; the business and professional rationale for its “one office” strategy; and his perspectives on what makes law practice meaningful and how he put that perspective into practice at Wachtell Lipton.
The program ended with a brief presentation on an exciting new project from the Institute for Law and Economics, which should be of great interest to all corporate law practitioners, scholars, and students.
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