EDUCATION: Brooklyn College, B.A., summa cum laude (1968)
New York University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif 1971
Phi Beta Kappa
Adjunct Professor of Law, New York University School of Law 1981-2001
Partner – Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen, & Katz 1975 – 2001
Senior Managing Director – Fortress Investment Group May 2002 – December 2003
Representation of institutional lenders in significant troubled debt situations, including Conseco Finance, Finova Group, Comdisco, Inc., Regal Cinema, Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc., Montgomery Ward & Co., Incorporated, Evans Transportation Company, North American Car Corp., Itel Corp., United States Lines, Inc., Todd Shipyards Corp., Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp., Wang Laboratories, Inc., G. Heileman Brewing, Integrated Resources, Inc., Colorado Ute Electric Association, Inc., Donald Trump, Campeau Corporation, Charter Medical, Host Marriott Corporation.
International cases: representation of international clients in significant cross-border transactions including the Creditor’s Committee of Maxwell Communications Corp., a Bank Group in Ferruzzi/Montedison Group, the Creditors’ Committee of Confederation Treasury and Services, Ltd., banks in Metalgesselshaft and Von Roll.
National Bankruptcy Conference
American College of Bankruptcy
Co-author, “The Proposed New Bankruptcy Act,” 10 Rev. Sec. Req. 849 (with Harold S. Novikoff) (1977)
Co-author, “The 1978 Bankruptcy Code: Some Wrong Policy Decisions,” 56 New York University Law Review 148 (with Prof. Lawrence P. King) (1982)
Co-author, “Trading in Claims and Taking Control of Corporations in Chapter 11,” 12 Cordozo L. Rev. (with Thomas Moers Mayer) (October 1990)
Co-author, “Developments in Trading Claims and Taking Control of Corporations in Chapter 11,”13 Cordozo L. Rev. (with Thomas Moers Mayer) (October 1991)
Co-author, “Developments in Trading Claims: Participations and Disputing Claims” 15 Cardozo L. Rev (with Thomas Moers Mayer) (December 1993)
Won the New York University Law School Graduation Prize for the best record over six terms.