Steve Cohen joined Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in 1992 and became a partner in 2000. He practices corporate and securities law, concentrating on corporate governance and complex mergers and acquisitions. He has represented numerous public and private businesses in M&A and other reorganization transactions, both friendly and hostile, as well as a variety of entrepreneurs in establishing and growing new businesses. Mr Cohen has also worked extensively on a variety of cross-border transactions. Mr Cohen has also been involved with a variety of restructurings within the insolvency process, including acquisitions in bankruptcy and workout process and the resolution of insolvent estates.
Mr Cohen graduated from Columbia College in 1988 and received a JD/MBA from the Columbia University School of Law/Columbia Business School in 1992.
Most recently, Mr Cohen has spoken about M&A at the International Bar Association's Annual Conference (Vancouver and Dubai), the annual IBA Private Equity Conference (London) and has taught at Columbia Business School. Mr Cohen also has spoken at the ALI-ABA seminar on Negotiating the M&A Deal, the Harvard Law School/Business School Symposium on Negotiations and the New York Law Journal Seminar "Negotiating Corporate Acquisitions – Public and Private." He has also published numerous articles in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and securities law. Mr Cohen is a member of the American Bar Association and an officer on the IBA's Corporate and M&A Law Committee.