Denis F. Cronin


Current Position

Solo Practitioner
c/o Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
New York, NY 10019

Class: XX (2009)Circuit: Second


Colgate University, B.A. History (1969)
Fordham University School of Law, J.D. (1972)

Professional Career

Partner (2007-10); Of Counsel (2011-14), Vinson & Elkins, LLP
Founding Partner, Cronin & Vris (1993-07)
Partner (1978-93); Associate (1973-77), Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz


Disciplinary Committee, First Department, Appellate Division, New York Supreme Court, Panel Chairman (2003-08)
Colgate University: Board of Trustees (1999-08; Board Chair, 2011-); Chair, Colgate $400 Million Capital Campaign (2005-08)
Fordham University Law School: Board of Directors, Fordham Law Alumni Association (1986-); President (2000-02); Chairman, Dean's Planning Council (2004-)
Buckley County Day School: Board of Trustees (1986-02); Chairman of Board of Trustees (1996-00)


Guide to the World's Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers (2009)
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in Bankruptcy/Restructuring Law, Senior Statesman (2008-11)
Best Lawyers in America (1987-12)
New York Magazine, Best Lawyers in New York (2006-12)
The New York Times Magazine, New York SuperLawyer in Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights and Business/Corporate Law (2006-12)
Fordham Law School, Lifetime Achievement Award (2007)
Fordham Law Review, Lifetime Achievement Award (2007)