Mel Immergut

Mel Immergut is Chairman of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy. He has been at the firm for 40 years, a partner since 1980 and Chairman since 1995.

Mr. Immergut has extensive experience in a wide variety of corporate governance, board advisory and transactional work, including M&A transactions, financing transactions and leveraged leasing.

Mr. Immergut received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. and M.B.A. from Columbia University. He has served as a Trustee and President of the American College of Investment Counsel, a Trustee of The Eye-Bank for Sight Restoration, Inc. and President of The Billfish Foundation. Mr. Immergut is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and a Fellow of the New York Bar Foundation. He is a member of the Columbia Law School Board of Visitors.

Mr. Immergut is Vice Chairman and a Director of The Legal Aid Society where he chairs the Nominating Committee. He has been a Director since 2000. His involvement with The Legal Aid Society began in 1972 when as a first year associate he coordinated Milbank’s association with Community Law Offices, the forerunner of today’s Harlem Community Law Office of The Legal Aid Society. Some years later, Mr. Immergut worked with the then President of the Society, Milbank chairman Alexander Forger, to merge Community Law Offices and the Society. He represented a number of clients of Community Law Offices in criminal cases in the days when such cases were referred to law firm volunteers.

Mr. Immergut also serves as a member of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation Advisory Council, the Partnership for New York City and the Council on Foreign Relations. Additionally, he is a member of the United States European Command Advisory Panel and a former member of the United States Southern Command Advisory Panel. Mr. Immergut is Vice Chairman and a Trustee of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, and serves on the Defense Business Board of the United States Department of Defense. He is a recipient of The Jewish Theological Seminary Simon H. Rifkind Award.

Mel and his wife Barbara Lyne have a daughter Allison who is a graduate of the Chapin School and is currently a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania.