Trevor 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 an array of public and private entities in connection with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, hostile takeover bids and defenses, proxy contests, joint ventures, financing transactions, and corporate governance matters.

Norwitz chairs the New York City Bar M&A Committee, is active in the American Bar Association and International Bar Association and a member of the American Law Institute. He teaches a course in mergers and acquisitions at the Columbia Law School, and was a member of an international advisory group to the South African government on company law reform. He joined the Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz law firm in 1994 and was named partner in 1998.

A speaker and panelist at professional conferences, Norwitz has chaired and participated in numerous Practising Law Institute programs. He contributes regularly to professional publications on topics relating to mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. Norwitz is a member of the boards of several non-profit organizations including The University of Cape Town Fund (chair), Friends of Ikamva Labantu, an organization supporting grassroots charitable work in South Africa (chair), DirectWomen, and the Robert L. Bernstein Human Rights Institute at NYU Law School.

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Norwitz completed an LL.M. at Columbia University in 1990. He received his B.S. degree from the University of Cape Town in 1986 and his law degree at Oxford University where he was a Rhodes scholar.