The Lipton Archive

From the outset, Marty Lipton has taken an unusually scholarly approach for a busy corporate lawyer, one that reflects his belief that the law will better serve the public interest if practitioners, academics, and policymakers share ideas and learn from each other in a respectful, ongoing dialogue. His memos and articles catalogue the most important corporate governance issues arising during his distinguished career, and his contributions have shaped the direction of legal policy and scholarship in the United States. In his legal work, writings, and public service, Marty Lipton has been and continues to be a powerful advocate for corporate social responsibility, the fair treatment of American workers and other corporate stakeholders, and the recognition that our nation can only live up to its full promise if its economic system includes all Americans in the blessings of prosperity.


Martin Lipton’s Formative Years As A Lawyer & The Early Years of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

The 1980s Takeover Era and Lipton’s Stockholder Rights Plan

The 1990s: The Rise of Institutional Investors and Independent Boards

Marty Lipton and the Challenges of a New Century

A Lifetime Of Community And Public Service