Faculty Profiles

Neil Wertlieb

Neil J Wertlieb

Lecturer in Law
B.S. Berkeley, 1980
J.D. Berkeley, 1984

Neil J Wertlieb teaches Life Cycle of a Business: From Start Up to Sale. Mr. Wertlieb is an experienced transactional lawyer who provides expert witness services in litigation and arbitration matters. He has served as an expert witness in dozens of litigated disputes, relating primarily to either business transactions, corporate governance and fiduciary duties, or attorney ethics and attorney standard of care. As principal of Wertlieb Law Corp, Mr. Wertlieb is also available as a mediator for business disputes and for board of director appointments.

Mr. Wertlieb has practiced transactional law for over three decades, most recently as a Partner at the law firm of Milbank LLP (formerly known as Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP), where his practice focused primarily on acquisitions, securities offerings and restructurings. He has represented clients in a wide variety of business matters, including formation and early round financings, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, international securities offerings and other international transactions, fund formations, joint ventures, partnerships and limited liability companies, reorganizations and restructurings, independent investigations and general corporate and contractual matters.

Mr. Wertlieb is a former Chair of both the California State Bar’s Business Law Section and its Corporations Committee. He is the general editor of the legal treatise Ballantine & Sterling: California Corporation Laws. He has been recognized in The Legal 500 for his M&A work and was recognized as one of the top 100 most influential lawyers in California (California Law Business, October 30, 2000).

In addition, Mr. Wertlieb is a former Chair of the Ethics Committees of the California State Bar and the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and is a Founding Member and Co-Chair of the Ethics Committee of the California Lawyers Association. He also serves as Senior Advisor, Milbank@Harvard, at the Harvard Law School Executive Education, and served as a Judicial Extern for Justice Stanley Mosk on the California Supreme Court (1983).

Mr. Wertlieb received his law degree in 1984 from the UC Berkeley School of Law, and his undergraduate degree in Management Science from the School of Business Administration also at the University of California at Berkeley. He is admitted to practice in California, New York and Washington, D.C.

For more information, please refer to Neil Wertlieb's profile on his firm's website: www.WertliebLaw.com.