Neil J Wertlieb teaches Venture Capital Deal Bootcamp: From Startup to Sale. He is an experienced transactional lawyer who currently serves as the General Counsel at the law firm of Milbank LLP. Mr. Wertlieb is visiting from UCLA School of Law, where he is a Lecturer in Law, and has taught a transaction skills course every year since 2002.
Mr. Wertlieb has practiced transactional law for over three decades, mostly as a Partner at Milbank 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 has also served as an expert witness in disputes involving business transactions and corporate governance, and in cases involving attorney malpractice and attorney ethics. He is Senior Advisor, Milbank@Harvard, to Harvard Law School Executive Education, and is also the General Editor of Ballantine & Sterling: California Corporation Laws, a 7-volume treatise on the laws governing corporations and other business entities in California.
Mr. Wertlieb served as Chairman of the Ethics Committees of each of the California State Bar, the California Lawyers Association and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He also served as Chairman of the California State Bar’s Business Law Section and its Corporations Committee. Mr. Wertlieb was recognized by California Law Business as one of the top 100 most influential lawyers in California.
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. He also served as a Judicial Extern for Justice Stanley Mosk on the California Supreme Court.
For more information, please refer to Neil Wertlieb’s profile on his website: www.WertliebLaw.com
J.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (1984)
B.S., University of California, Berkeley, School of Business (1980)