Michael H. Byowitz

Of Counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Michael H. Byowitz

Michael H. Byowitz

Of Counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

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Michael H. Byowitz

Michael Byowitz is Of Counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz (and he was a partner for more than 30 years) specializing in antitrust and competition law. He represents multinational corporations on major domestic and international mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate takeovers at the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and State Attorneys General in the U.S. and consults on antitrust investigations in the EU, the UK, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela and many other countries. He served as antitrust counsel on many major matters including, among many others, for United Technologies in its acquisitions of Rockwell Collins and Goodrich, Valspar in its acquisition by Sherwin-Williams, Novartis in acquiring Alcon, and Maytag in its acquisition by Whirlpool.

Mr. Byowitz is a frequent speaker on antitrust issues in the U.S. and abroad. He has published articles on antitrust issues, most recently as co-author of “Navigating the New Competition Law Frontier: Reviewing Global Antitrust Approaches to Technology Platforms” (The International Lawyer March 2019). He is consistently ranked among leading antitrust specialists in peer reviews including Global Competition Review, Who’s Who Legal, Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers and Chambers.

Mr. Byowitz is a graduate of Columbia College (A.B. (1973) and New York University School of Law ((J.D. 1976; Order of the Coif and editor of NYU Law Review). Before joining the Firm (1983), Mr. Byowitz served as Senior Trial Attorney, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice.

Mr. Byowitz has long been active in the American Bar Association. He serves on the ABA Board of Governors, and previously served for 12 years in the ABA House of Delegates (as Delegate-at-Large, and before that for the Section of International Law and the New York State Bar Association), and was a member of the Committee on Issues of Significance to the Legal Profession. Mr. Byowitz is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Bar Foundation (ABF) and is a Past Chair of the Fellows of the ABF, was previously New York State Co-Chair of the Fellows, and received the Outstanding State Co-Chair Award. He served as a member of the ABA’s Presidential Appointments Committee, the ABA’s Standing Committee on Membership, and an ABA Presidential Task Force on Federal Pleading Standards. He is Past Chair of the ABA Section of International Law, Former Chair of three of its divisions, Past Chair of its International Antitrust Law Committee and Former Co-Chair of its International Pro Bono Committee. Mr. Byowitz received the Section’s Lifetime Achievement Award (August 2011) and its Leonard J. Theberge Award in recognition of sustained and outstanding service in the field of private international law (April 2019).

Mr. Byowitz has been active in the New York City Bar, having served on its Executive Committee (and chaired its subcommittee evaluating Elena Kagan’s nomination to the Supreme Court), and chaired its Council on International Affairs and its Antitrust & Trade Regulation Committee. Mr. Byowitz is also an honorary lifetime member of AIJA (the International Young Lawyers Association).

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Michael H. Byowitz
Of Counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Education
JD, Order of the Coif
Class of 1976

Founded in 1835, New York University School of Law has a record of academic excellence and national scholarly influence. One of the first law schools to admit women, it has been long committed to welcoming students of diverse backgrounds, people who had been discriminated against by many other institutions. Located on the University's campus in Greenwich Village, NYU Law has been a leader, and continues to be, in areas such as law and business, clinical education, public service, interdisciplinary colloquia and global studies.

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American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Current

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Honorary Lifetime Member
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Career History
Of Counsel
1983 - Current

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz enjoys a global reputation as one of the world's leading business law firms. Their deep experience in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, takeovers and takeover defense, corporate and securities law, and corporate governance means that they regularly handle some of the largest, most complex and demanding transactions in the United States and around the world. They counsel both public and private acquirors and targets. They also have extensive experience handling sensitive investigation and litigation matters and corporate restructurings, and in counseling boards of directors and senior management in the most sensitive situations. In addition, their attorneys are thought leaders, speaking and writing frequently in their various areas of expertise.Wachtell Lipton is consistently ranked as the most prestigious and desirable law firm to work for in the United States, thus enabling the firm to attract associates and some of the most outstanding and motivated attorneys and law school graduates in the United States and from around the world.

Senior Trial Attorney, Antitrust Division
Prior

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interests of the United States according to the law; ensures public safety against threats foreign and domestic; provides federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeks just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and ensures fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

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The Association of the Bar of the City of New York is a voluntary association of lawyers and law students. The organization was founded in 1870 and it is headquartered in New York, NY.

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$25K +
2015

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2014

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2013

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$500
2017

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2017

EMILY's List is a political action committee (PAC) in the United States that aims to help elect pro-choice Democratic female candidates to office. It was founded by Ellen Malcolm in 1984. The name EMILY's List is an acronym for "Early Money Is Like Yeast" (i.e., it raises dough).

$500
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EMILY's List is a political action committee (PAC) in the United States that aims to help elect pro-choice Democratic female candidates to office. It was founded by Ellen Malcolm in 1984. The name EMILY's List is an acronym for "Early Money Is Like Yeast" (i.e., it raises dough).

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United Technologies Corporation purchases Rockwell Collins, Inc.

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United Technologies Corporation, The Pratt & Whitney Co., Inc. purchase IAE International Aero Engines AG from Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc

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Novartis AG purchases Alcon, Inc. from Nestlé SA

Awards & Honors
1983
Admitted to the New York Bar
1976
Admitted to the Washington Bar
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