Ronald C. Chen
Ronald C. Chen is a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in the Corporate Department, focusing primarily on mergers and acquisitions, 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, spin-offs and corporate governance matters.
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 teaches a course on Mergers & Acquisitions and Other Complex Transactions at Stanford 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 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.