P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Ronald Chen, 2002

Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Ronald Chen is the child of immigrants from Taiwan

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a JD in Law at Harvard University

RONALD CHEN is an attorney at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

Ron graduated summa cum laude in economics from Harvard College, and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. He completed an MBA and an MSc in history at Oxford University.

At Harvard, Ron was awarded the John Williams Prize as the top graduate in economics. He attended Oxford as a Marshall Scholar.

After completing his JD, Ron worked as a law clerk for Judge Robert Sack on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City and was the Charles Hamilton Houston Fellow for law teaching at Harvard Law School during 2003-2004. He has been a consultant with McKinsey & Company and a staff economist on the Council of Economic Advisers in the White House.

Ron has also been a visiting attorney with Hengeler Mueller in Frankfurt, Germany, and a visiting attorney on the M&A team of Google. While practicing law, Ron has also taught as a Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School and Harvard Law School.

Ron grew up in rural Nebraska, and now lives in Stanford, California with his wife and three children.

  • JD Law | Harvard University 2003
  • MBA Business Administration | University of Oxford 1998
  • MS Economic and Social History | University of Oxford 1997
  • BA Economics | Harvard University 1995
Work History
  • Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, Partner
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