Paul Rowe became a Partner in the Litigation Department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz in 1985. He focuses on representing corporations and directors in litigation involving M&A transactions, proxy contests, shareholder class actions involving allegations of breach of fiduciary duty, derivative actions and special committees.
Mr. Rowe has written extensively on subjects relating to fiduciary duties and other corporation and securities law issues. In recent years, Mr. Rowe has been prominent in various high-profile M&A litigations, representing Novartis in litigations arising out of its acquisition in Alcon; representing CONSOL Energy in litigation arising out of its acquisition of CNX Gas Corporation; representing Goldman Sachs in litigation arising out of the buy-out of Kinder Morgan Inc.; representing Wells Fargo in litigation arising out of its purchase of Wachovia Corp. Mr. Rowe is currently representing the NYSE Euronext in its merger with Deutsche Borse.
Mr. Rowe received an A.B. degree, from Harvard University in 1976, and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1979. Mr. Rowe was a member of The Harvard Law Review from 1977-1979 and clerked for the Honorable J. Edward Lumbard of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In 1997-98, Mr. Rowe was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, teaching a course on mergers and acquisitions.