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David A. Katz

David A. Katz

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

New York, NY, USA


David A. Katz is a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York City, an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law, and co-chair of the Board of Advisors of the NYU Law Institute for Corporate Governance and Finance.  Previously, he was an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University Law School and at the Owen Graduate School of Management.  Mr. Katz is a corporate attorney focusing on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, shareholder activism and complex securities transactions, has been involved in many major domestic and international merger, acquisition and buyout transactions, strategic defense assignments and proxy contests, and has been involved in a number of complex public and private offerings and corporate restructurings.  He frequently counsels boards of directors and board committees on corporate governance matters and crisis management.

Mr. Katz taught Mergers and Acquisitions at New York University School of Law for over 15 years and previously co-taught a joint law and business short course on mergers and acquisitions at Vanderbilt University Law School with Delaware Chief Justice Leo Strine.  He is co-chair of the Tulane Corporate Law Institute.

Mr. Katz serves as a member of the Board of Trustees at New York University and at New York University School of Law. He sits on the Board of Directors of The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and is a member of the Advisory Board at the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware. He writes a bi-monthly column on corporate governance for the New York Law Journal with his colleague Laura McIntosh.

Mr. Katz is a graduate of Brandeis University and New York University School of Law.

David A. Katz is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Securities Law Grab Bag: Your Frequent Questions Answered - 49th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Monday, November 13, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters David A. Katz and Laura A. McIntosh, Corporate Governance Update: Prioritizing Board Diversity (January 25, 2017) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Takeover Law and Practice (March 2017) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Securities Law Grab Bag: Your Frequent Questions Answered - Securities Law Grab Bag: Your Frequent Questions Answered, Monday, November 13, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Securities Law Grab Bag: Your Frequent Questions Answered - Securities Law Grab Bag: Your Frequent Questions Answered, Monday, November 13, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Securities Law Grab Bag: Your Frequent Questions Answered - Securities Law Grab Bag: Your Frequent Questions Answered, Monday, November 13, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs 49th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Sunday, December 03, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018, New York, NY
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