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Victor I. Lewkow

Victor I. Lewkow

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

New York, NY, USA


Victor I. Lewkow is a partner of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP based in the New York office.

Mr. Lewkow's practice focuses on public and private M&A transactions, corporate governance, directors’ fiduciary duties, shareholder activism and the securities laws.

Mr. Lewkow is consistently listed as one of the leading merger and acquisition lawyers by various publications including Chambers Global and Chambers USA, which list him in Band 1, and the Legal 500 U.S., which lists him as one of its twenty-five "Leading Lawyers" in M&A. He is also recognized as one of the leading corporate governance lawyers by various publications, including Euromoney’s Best of the Best USA.

Mr. Lewkow has been named a "Dealmaker of the Year" by The American Lawyer.

Mr. Lewkow is a regular speaker at the Tulane Corporate Law Institute, the leading annual seminar for U.S. merger and acquisition lawyers, and was one of the Institute’s Chairs from 2008 to 2011. He is an Adjunct Professor at New York University School of Law and has also been a guest lecturer at Harvard, Yale and the University of Pennsylvania Law Schools.

Mr. Lewkow is widely published on mergers and acquisitions, fiduciary duties of directors, corporate governance, and shareholder activism. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of The M&A Lawyer and is the author of the Corporate and Securities Law chapter in the Manual of Foreign Investment in the United States, Third Edition.

Mr. Lewkow became a partner in 1982. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

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