Lawrence Lederman

Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law

Lawrence Lederman

Professor Lawrence Lederman is a distinguished adjunct professor of law at New York Law School. He is of counsel in the New York office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP and is chairman of the firm’s international corporate practice.

Prior to joining Milbank, Professor Lederman was a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. As one of the most active corporate and mergers and acquisitions lawyers in the country, he helped shape many of the major corporate legal developments that have occurred over the past twenty years.

He also teaches corporate law at New York University School of Law, where he has been an adjunct professor of law since 1974. He has been chairman of the Practicing Law Institute Program on Corporate Restructuring. He is the author of Tombstones: A Lawyer’s Tales from the Takeover Decades  (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, March 1992). He is listed in Marquis Who’s Who In America  and The Best Lawyers in America.

Professor Lederman received his LL.B. from New York University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Law Review, a member of Order of the Coif and a John Norton Pomeroy Scholar. From 1966 to 1967, he served as a Law Clerk for Chief Justice Roger J. Traynor, California Supreme Court. He is a member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association. He is chairman of the Board of Phoenix House Development Foundation Inc since 1981; a director of The National Mentoring Partnership, Incorporated since 1993; a director of The New York Botanical Garden since 1996; and previously served as a director of The American Chess Foundation. He also chairs the Center on Business Law & Policy’s Board of Advisers. He teaches Corporate Governance; and Mergers & Acquisitions.