Firm Stats


Total No. Attorneys (2022)

250 - 500


No. of Partners Named (2022)



Featured Rankings

Vault Law 100


No. of 1st Year Associates Hired (2022)



No. of Summer Associates (2022)

34 total (30 2Ls; 4 1Ls)


Base Salary

Base Salary (2022)

Vault Verdict

About the Firm

Associate Reviews


  • “The firm is very collegial, although everyone is very focused on work so there is not an abundance of social events. The socializing occurs at meals in the office, when people are able to come in. There are also regular mentorship events that are firm sponsored for affinity groups, as well as attorney-organized events such as dinners, group fitness classes, and theater outings. The atmosphere day-to-day in my experience has been supportive and respectful.”
  • “It's a mix; some people are social, others less so. We get together as a class on a regular basis. People are quite collegial and casual with one another. Day-to-day is pleasant in terms of working with colleagues, though the work itself can be pretty stressful. Lawyers and staff usually have a pretty good relationship.”
  • “The firm culture is intense. But people are very interested in the work that they are doing, which translates to an enthusiasm for the work that I think is unique. People at the firm take pride in thinking critically about the development of corporate law and being innovators in a lot of landmark changes.”

Why Work Here

Wachtell Lipton is dedicated to providing advice and expertise at the highest levels and to achieving extraordinary results for our clients. We seek individuals who are talented, motivated and committed in order to maintain our record of excellence. Our associates, paralegals and administrative staff are critical to this mission. Our lawyers and staff work closely together across departments comprising an elite legal team. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Wachtell Lipton is an equal opportunity employer.  As such, it adheres to an employment policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor(s) including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability or any protected military or veteran status.

Diversity at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

"Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is strongly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment that supports the recruitment, retention and advancement of women and men of all backgrounds, at all levels of the Firm. We are an original signatory to the New York City Bar's Statement of Goals for Increasing Minority Representation and Retention. The Firm is committed to recruiting a diverse and talented body of lawyers considering diversity in its broadest form. We were one of the first New York City law firms to..."

Getting Hired Here

  • “I think the firm prioritizes candidates from top-tier law schools with great grades, journal experience, prior work experience, and clerkships.”
  • “The firm looks for intellectual curiosity and commitment to corporate law practice. Attorneys at the firm find the work very exciting and intellectually rewarding, and the firm looks for similar types.”
  • “The type of candidate that I believe the firm is looking for is one who is self-motivated, driven, and willing to learn quickly. The firm is small, so the best candidates are people who will be comfortable taking responsibility early on in their careers. For the corporate practice areas, certainly an interest in business and prior work experience are pluses; however, plenty of candidates join the firm without prior experience in business or another profession.”

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