Ronald C. Chen



Honorable Robert D. Sack, United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2004 – 2005

Ronald C. Chen

Ronald C. Chen is a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in the Corporate Department, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, takeover defense, shareholder activism, corporate governance and securities law matters. Ron has represented numerous public and private entities in a variety of industries, jurisdictions and transactions, including domestic and cross-border merger and acquisition transactions, private equity transactions, joint ventures, divestitures and spin-offs.

Ron received his A.B. summa cum laude from Harvard University, where he received the John Williams Prize as the top graduate in economics. Following graduation from Harvard, Ron served as a staff economist on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and was the recipient of a Marshall Scholarship to study at the University of Oxford, where he received an M.Sc. in Economic and Social History and an M.B.A. While at Oxford, Ron was also a lecturer in economics at Keble College, Oxford. After completing his M.B.A., Ron was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company.

Ron received his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School where he was the recipient of a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. After law school, he was a Charles Hamilton Houston Fellow at Harvard Law School and a law clerk to the Honorable Robert D. Sack of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Ron had been named a Dealmaker of the Year by The American Lawyer, and a Technology MVP by Law360.  Ron teaches a course on Mergers & Acquisitions in the Technology Sector and Beyond at Stanford Law School, and has previously taught courses on Mergers & Acquisitions and Other Complex Transactions at Stanford Law School, and Mergers & Acquisitions in the Technology Sector at Harvard Law School.  He has also been a Visiting Attorney at Hengeler Mueller in Frankfurt, Germany, and on the M&A Legal Team of Google.  Ron also serves as Co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s annual conference on Mergers & Acquisitions in the Technology Sector.