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 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 the Columbia Law School, and is 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 director of the Columbia Law School Association and chairman of The University of Cape Town Fund and of Friends of Ikamva Labantu, an organization which supports grassroots charitable work in South Africa.
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. He also was a Rhodes scholar at Oxford University.