Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law
Lawrence Lederman is a Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School, where he teaches Corporate Governance and Mergers and Acquisitions. He is also 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 20 years.
Professor Lederman 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 chair of the Practicing Law Institute Program on Corporate Restructuring. He is the author of Tombstones: A Lawyer’s Tales from the Takeover Decades, and he is listed in Marquis Who’s Who In America and The Best Lawyers in America.
From 1966 to 1967, Professor Lederman served as a law clerk for Chief Justice Roger J. Traynor, California Supreme Court. Currently, he is a member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association. He has also served as Chair of the Board of Phoenix House Development Foundation Inc since 1981, a director of The National Mentoring Partnership, Incorporated since 1993, and a director of The New York Botanical Garden since 1996. He previously served as a director of The American Chess Foundation. He also chairs the Center on Business Law and Policy’s Board of Advisors.