Peter C. Hein

Peter Hein is currently Of Counsel in the Litigation Department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Mr. Hein’s practice has included securities, corporate, ERISA, real estate, insurance and other complex commercial litigation, arbitrations, appraisals and mediation. Mr. Hein has argued in the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Seventh and Ninth Circuits, and the New York appellate courts. Mr. Hein is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (where he has served over the years on the Federal Legislation, Federal Courts, State Legislation, Election Law and Legal History Committees). He is also a member of the New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Mr. Hein is involved with several other nonprofits including Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York, Inc., which owns and operates Fraunces Tavern Museum in downtown Manhattan. Mr. Hein has been a member of the Board of Managers (2015-Present), Treasurer (2016-17), First Vice President (2017-18), and President (2018-Present). He is also a trustee of the Citizens Budget Commission (Trustee for over 20 years) and secretary and a director of the Lower Manhattan Historical Association (2018-Present).

Mr. Hein graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (B.A., summa cum laude, 1972) and Columbia Law School (J.D., 1975). At Columbia, Mr. Hein was a James Kent scholar, Harlan Fisk Stone scholar and served as an editor of the Columbia Law Review (1974-75).


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