Peter C. Hein has been a partner in the Litigation Department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz since 1981. 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 graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 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).
Mr. Hein is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (where he has served on the Federal Legislation, State Legislation and Election Law Committees). He is also a member of the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and serves as a Trustee of the Citizens Budget Commission, a non-partisan civic watchdog group for New York City and New York State.
- CFPB Proposes to Bar Arbitration Clauses That Preclude Consumer Class Actions, in Bank and Corporate Governance Law Reporter Volume 55 Number 3, November 2015.
- D.C. Circuit Again Upholds Privilege for Internal Investigation Documents, in Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, August 15, 2015.
- Delaware Court of Chancery Holds that Control Over All Privileged Communications Passes to the Surviving Corporation in a Merger, in Columbia Law School’s Blog on Corporations and the Capital Markets, November 18, 2013.
- Supreme Court Refuses to Overturn Arbitrator's Decision Providing for Class Arbitration, in Securities Reform Act Litigation Reporter Volume 35 Number 4, July 2013.
- Supreme Court Rules that Class Was Not Properly Certified Because Plaintiffs Did Not Establish that Damages Could Be Measured on a Class-wide Basis, in Securities Reform Act Litigation Reporter, Volume 35 Numbers 1&2, April & May 2013.
- Supreme Court Rules That Plaintiff's Pre-Class Certification Stipulation to Limit Damages Does Not Defeat Federal Jurisdiction under CAFA, in The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, March 22, 2013.
- Supreme Court Rules that Proof of Materiality is not a Prerequisite to Certification of a Rule 10b-5 Class Action, in The CLS Blue Sky Blog, March 7, 2013.
- FASB Votes to Move Forward with Project Aimed at Modifying Disclosure Requirements for Loss Contingencies, in The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, July 28, 2012.
- Supreme Court Rules Loss Causation Need Not Be Proven at Class Certification Stage, in Securities Reform Act Litigation Reporter Volume 31 Number 5, August 2011.
- Second Circuit Rules on MD&A Trend Disclosure Requirements, in The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, March 8, 2011.
- U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Corporations Do Not Have a "Personal Privacy" Interest Assertable Under Freedom of Information Act Exemption, in Securities Reform Act Litigation Reporter Volume 30 Number 6, March 2011.
- European Court of Justice Rules That Communications by Company Personnel With In-House Lawyers Are Not Privileged, in Bank and Corporate Governance Law Reporter Volume 45 Number 4, December 2010.
- D.C. Circuit Rules That Disclosure To An Independent Auditor Does Not Waive Work Product Protection, in Bank and Corporate Governance Law Reporter Volume 45 Number 1, September 2010.
- Securities Litigation and Enforcement in Insights, The Corporate & Securities Law Advisor Volume 24 Number 9, September 2010.
- Potential Impact of Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act on Securities Litigation and Enforcement, in The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, July 20, 2010.