Michael W. Wolitzer

Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Michael W. Wolitzer

Michael W. Wolitzer

Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Michael Wolitzer is on the board of Association To Benefit Children, Inc.

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Number of Awards

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Michael W. Wolitzer
Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Education
JD, James KENT Scholar, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Class of 1989

Columbia Law School is a professional graduate school of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League. Columbia is regarded as one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation and has always been ranked in the top five by U.S. News and World Report.Founded in 1858, Columbia has produced a large number of distinguished alumni including two Presidents of the United States (Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt); nine Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States;numerous U.S. Cabinet members and Presidential advisers; U.S. Senators, Representatives, and Governors; and more members of the Forbes 400 than any other law school.

AB, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1986

Duke University is an academic university that offers undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. It also has publications and research services. The university was founded in 1838 and is headquartered in Durham, NC.

Memberships
Member
Current

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.

Member
Current

The International Bar Association (IBA), established in 1947, is the world's leading organization of international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies. The IBA influences the development of international law reform and shapes the future of the legal profession throughout the world. It has a membership of more than 50,000 individual lawyers and over 200 bar associations and law societies spanning all continents. it has a considerable expertise in providing assistance to the global legal community.

Member
Current

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is a voluntary bar association for the state of New York. NYSBA was founded in 1877 with the stated goal to cultivate the science of jurisprudence; to promote reform in the law; to facilitate the administration of justice, and to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, professional skill, and courtesy in the legal profession. Its first President was David B. Hill. Among the reforms in the legislation signed into law creating the association was the removal of the restrictions on the admission of women to the practice of law. In 1896, NYSBA proposed the first global means for settling disputes among nations, what is now called the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

Career History
Partner
Current

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP provides legal services. Established in 1884, the firm provides coordinated legal advice on corporate transactions and litigation matters in industries which include financial services, insurance, power and natural resources, consumer products, services, technology, telecommunications, media, pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the firm's practice.

Boards & Committees
Chair, New Partners Committee
Current

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP provides legal services. Established in 1884, the firm provides coordinated legal advice on corporate transactions and litigation matters in industries which include financial services, insurance, power and natural resources, consumer products, services, technology, telecommunications, media, pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the firm's practice.

Member of the Executive Committee, Annual Fund
Current

Duke University is an academic university that offers undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. It also has publications and research services. The university was founded in 1838 and is headquartered in Durham, NC.

Chairman
Prior

Private Investment Fund Forum is a group comprised of lawyers practicing primarily in the private investment fund area.

Political Donations
$2,500
2012

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

$500
2008
$300
2003

Minority Leader at Office of the Senate Minority Leader, Charles Schumer

Transactions
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London Stock Exchange Group Plc purchases Refinitiv US Holdings, Inc. from Blackstone Corporate Private Equity, GIC Special Investments Pte Ltd., Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Private Investments, Canson Capital Partners (Private Equity)

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The Blackstone Group, Inc. purchases Clarus Ventures LLC

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The Blackstone Group, Inc., Blackstone Strategic Capital Advisors LLC purchase Leonard Green & Partners LP from LGP Management, Inc.

Awards & Honors
2013
Who’s Who Legal - The International Who’s Who of Private Funds Lawyers
2012
The Legal 500 United States
2012
IFLR1000 - Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms
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