Lecturer in Law
William Savitt is a partner in the Litigation Department of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where he specializes in mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests, corporate governance disputes, class actions involving allegations of breach of fiduciary duty, and regulatory enforcement actions relating to corporate transactions. Savitt writes and speaks extensively on corporate and securities law topics.
He earned a B.A. from Brown University in 1986 and a M.Phil., degree from Columbia University in European Legal History in 1989. He earned a J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1997, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Law Review. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Columbia Law Review.
He clerked for the Hon. Pierre N. Leval of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit for the 1997 term, and the Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the U.S. Supreme Court for the 1998 term.