Trevor S. Norwitz
Lecturer in Law
Trevor Norwitz is a partner in the Corporate Department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where he focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and securities law matters. He has advised a range of public and private entities in a variety of industries in connection with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, hostile takeover bids and defenses, proxy contests, joint ventures, financing transactions and corporate governance matters.
Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Mr. Norwitz received his Bachelor of Business Science degree with First Class Honors from the University of Cape Town in 1986. On a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, he read law at Keble College, graduating with First Class Honors in 1989, and then completed an LL.M. at Columbia University in 1990. He joined the firm in 1994 and was named partner in 1998.
Mr. Norwitz is a member of the American Bar Association Committee on Corporate Laws and the American Law Institute. He teaches a course in Mergers and Acquisitions at Columbia University School of Law and is a member of an international advisory group to the South African government on company law reform. He is a regular speaker and panelist at professional conferences, has chaired and participated in numerous Practising Law Institute programs and contributes regularly to professional publications on topics relating to M&A and corporate governance. Mr. Norwitz is a director of the Columbia Law School Association and chairman of The University of Cape Town Fund and of Friends of Ikamva Labantu (which supports grassroots charitable work in South Africa).