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Nicholas Walter

Adjunct Professor of Law

Email: 
212-403-1385
Phone: 
NWalter@wlrk.com
Education: 

J.D., Yale Law School
M.A., Oxford University
B.A., Oxford University

Nicholas Walter is an associate in the Litigation Department of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

Mr. Walter received a B.A. in Classics with first-class honors from the University of Oxford in 2004.  He was the von Clemm Fellow at Harvard University in 2004–05.  He received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 2012, where he was executive editor of the Yale Law Journal and a board member of the Morris Tyler Moot Court of Appeals.  Mr. Walter clerked for the Honorable Leo E. Strine, Jr., on the Delaware Court of Chancery in 2012–2013 and for the Honorable Richard R. Clifton on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 2013–14.

Mr. Walter’s practice has covered Delaware law, arbitration, insurance and restructuring, and he has argued before the Delaware Court of Chancery and the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court.  He regularly writes and appears on panels on legal issues and is an adjunct professor at Penn State Law, where he teaches a course on litigation and business transactions.  He maintains an active pro bono practice and sits on the Stewardship Committee of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church on the Upper West Side.

Representations and Warranties Insurance in Public M&A Deals, in Practical Law, July 2020.

The Utility of Rational Basis Review, in 63 Vill. L. Rev. 79 (2018).

The New New Regime in Delaware Appraisal Law, in Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, March 1, 2018.

The Delaware Supreme Court Speaks to Market Evidence in Appraisal: DFC, in Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, August 3, 2017.

Delaware Court of Chancery Reaffirms that Merger Disclosure Claims Should be Brought Before, Not After, Closing, in Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, October 1, 2016

Originalist or Original: The Difficulties of Reconciling "Citizens United" with Corporate Law History, in 91 Notre Dame L. Rev. 877 (2016).

Delaware Court of Chancery Clarifies Limits of Indemnification and Advancement for Directors and Officers in Lawsuits Relating to Post-Employment Conduct, in Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, November 18, 2015.

Delaware Supreme Court Holds that Fully Informed Stockholder Approval of Third-Party Mergers Shields Transactions from Review, in Columbia Law School’s Blog on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, October 7, 2015.

Conservative Collision Course?: The Tension between Conservative Corporate Law Theory and "Citizens United", in 100 Cornell L. Rev. 335 (2015).