Posted on Feb 28, 2003

Lawrence Pedowitz '69

Lawrence Pedowitz, an attorney and
partner in the New York City firm
of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, has been named to Union College's Board of Trustees, it was announced by Stephen Ciesinski, chairman of Union's Board
of Trustees.

Pedowitz was a summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate
of Union College
in 1969, earning a bachelor's degree in economics and political science.

“I am thrilled to have Larry
Pedowitz on our Board,” Ciesinski said. “His leadership and experience have
served this College well for years, and I am delighted to have him back at his
alma mater. He was a stellar and active student while at Union,
and a loyal alumnus who has gone on to a distinguished career in law. I look
forward to working closely with him to advance the College.”

“I will always be grateful for the
superb education my professors at Union provided,”
Pedowitz said. “I look forward to helping insure that what is so special about
the College is preserved and that new initiatives continue to make the College
a great educational and socially vibrant institution.”

has been a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz specializing in
corporate litigation, regulatory and white collar criminal matters for over 20
years. Prior to joining the firm, he had significant experience as law clerk to
Second Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge Henry J. Friendly (1972-73) and to
United States Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan (1973-74). He also
served as an assistant U.S. attorney (1974-78) and as chief of the criminal division
(1982-84) in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York.

He has taught
trial practice and acted as a director of the Brennan Center at New York
University Law School. He has served on several committees of the Bar of the City
of New York, including: the criminal law, the Federal legislation and
the Federal courts committees. In addition, he is a vice chairman and director
of the Legal Aid Society and a co-founder of New York Law Firms for the
Homeless, a financial support organization for the New York Coalition for the

his Union degree, he received a law degree, cum laude, from New York
University in 1972, where he graduated first in his class
academically. He served as editor-in-chief of the Law Review, was a Root-Tilden
Scholar for the Second Circuit, received the Frank H. Sommer Memorial Award for
outstanding scholarship, character and professional activities, and was awarded
the Order of the Coif.

As a student at Union, Pedowitz's
other academic distinctions included the Heck-Steingut Prize and nomination as
a Nott Scholar. He was class president in his sophomore year, and a member of
Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity, the Delphic Society and the track team. He was an
exchange student from Union at St.
Andrews University
in Scotland and
a member of the university golf team.

For profiles of other recently named trustees, see these sites:
John E. Kelly III:
Stephen Ritterbush: