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). 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.