Ronald Chen

Lecturer on Law

Spring 2021

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Assistant: Jane Reader / 617-495-7719


Ronald C. Chen is a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. He teaches a course on Mergers & Acquisitions in the Technology Sector at Harvard Law School. During his legal career, Ron has handled a wide range of significant merger and acquisition transactions in the technology sector, involving private and public companies in the U.S. and internationally.

Ron received his A.B. summa cum laude from Harvard College, where he received the John Williams Prize as the top graduate in economics. Ron has also 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 has been a Visiting Attorney on the M&A Legal team of Google and a Visiting Attorney at Hengeler Mueller in Frankfurt, Germany. He is also a Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School, teaching a course on Mergers & Acquisitions. He has been named a Technology MVP by Law360 and is Co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s annual Mergers & Acquisitions in the Technology Sector conference.

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Assistant: Jane Reader / 617-495-7719