Ronald C. Chen
- Harvard University, A.B. 1995, summa cum laude
- Oxford University, M.Sc. 1997
- Oxford University, M.B.A. 1998
- Harvard Law School, J.D. 2003, magna cum laude
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 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 College, 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 teaches a course on Mergers & Acquisitions and Other Complex Transactions at Stanford Law School and has taught a course on 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.
- Preparing for the 2023 Proxy Season in the Era of Universal Proxy,
in Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance, November 14, 2022.
- All Hands on Deck: Bracing for the "Antitrust" Tech Storm,