Wachtell Lipton was founded on a handshake in 1965 as a small group of lawyers dedicated to providing advice and expertise at the highest levels. We have achieved extraordinary results following the distinctive vision of our founders -- a cohesive team of lawyers intensely focused on solving our clients' most important problems.
Our distinctive structure defines our approach.  We maintain a ratio of associates to partners significantly below that of other firms.  We focus on matters that require the attention, extensive experience and sophistication of our partners.
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We have experience in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, takeovers and takeover defense, corporate and securities law and corporate governance. We handle some of the largest, most complex and demanding transactions in the United States and around the world.
Wachtell Lipton is dedicated to providing advice and expertise at the highest levels and achieving extraordinary results for our clients. We seek individuals who are talented, motivated and committed in order to maintain our record of excellence.
van den Berg, Michael O.
Associate, Corporate
tel 212.403.1137
fax 212.403.2137

Education

Michael van den Berg is an associate in Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz’s Corporate Department.

Mr. van den Berg received an Honors B.A. summa cum laude from Rollins College in 2012, where he graduated as co-valedictorian. Mr. van den Berg received a J.D. summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2015, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and received the Peter McCall Prize, awarded to the student with the highest GPA in his class.  Mr. van den Berg was also the recipient of the Oscar Milton Davis Prize, awarded to the student with the highest grades for coursework in the third year of law school, the Frank H. Gelman Prize for excellence in the field of real property law and the Samuel L. Gerstley award for the highest grades in the area of corporation law.