Erica H. Steinberger

Retired Partner

Erica H. Steinberger retired from the partnership in December 2009. She was a partner in the New York office and specialized in the area of mergers & acquisitions for more than 30 years, representing corporations, private equity firms and investment banks in connection with hostile tender offers, tender offer defense, proxy fights and negotiated mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, as well as in public and private offerings of debt and equity securities and exchange offers. She also advised public and private clients and their boards of directors on corporate, securities and governance issues.

Prior to joining the firm in 1987, she was a partner with Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and, from 1983 to 1987, a consultant in the Hong Kong office of Coudert Brothers, handling securities and corporate law matters, including U.S. acquisitions and investments, for their Asia Group practice (Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo).

At the time of her retirement, Ms. Steinberger was a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Director, City Bar Fund, and Former Chairman, Committee on Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Control Contests), New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.  She also served on the Securities Law advisory panel for ALI-ABA. She is the co-author of Takeovers and Freezeouts (Law Journal Seminars-Press), in addition to numerous articles and outlines.


  • JD, New York University School of Law, 1972
  • BA, Occidental College, 1969