Ben Roth joined Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz's Corporate Department in 2001 and was elected to the partnership in 2009. He serves as the assigning partner for the Corporate Department and is a member of the Firm's Diversity Committee and Associate Development Committee. His practice focuses on advising board of directors, management teams and private equity firms in connection with domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and other private equity transactions, capital markets transactions, including IPOs, and general corporate governance and securities law matters, including proxy fights and activism preparedness and defense. He has advised a broad range of public and private companies and financial sponsors in the United States and abroad in a variety of industries, including technology, health care, pharmaceuticals, retail, energy and industrials.
Over the past 10 years, Ben has spent a significant amount of time advising numerous public and private clients in the technology sector on transactional and governance matters, as well as advising other companies seeking to acquire high-tech assets. He spends a significant amount of his time on the West Coast.
In 2013, Ben was selected as a winner of the 40 Under 40 Awards for legal advisors by The M&A Advisor. He also has been featured three times as Dealmaker of the Week by AmLaw Daily and has been included several times as a Super Lawyer in the area of mergers and acquisitions by Super Lawyers magazine. Ben speaks and writes frequently on both transactional and governance-related topics.
Ben received a B.S. in Foreign Service magna cum laude from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. with honors from Stanford Law School. He served as co-editor-in-chief of the Stanford Journal of Law, Business and Finance. He is a member of the Stanford Law School Board of Visitors.