Ting S. Chen


Ting S. Chen is a partner in Cravath’s Corporate Department. Her practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and activism and takeover defense. Ms. Chen’s clients have included Avon, BDT Capital Partners, British American Tobacco, DHT, DreamWorks Animation, Goldman Sachs, Honeywell, IBM, InterMune, JPMorgan Chase, and Kraft.

Ms. Chen’s notable recent transactions include representing:

  • BDT Capital Partners in its equity investments in Tory Burch, KIND, Marquette Transportation Company and Alliance Laundry Systems
  • British American Tobacco in its $97 billion merger with Reynolds American, its $4.7 billion investment in Reynolds American as part of Reynolds American’s $27.6 billion acquisition of Lorillard, as well as in Reynolds American’s related $7.1 billion sale of the KOOL, Salem, Winston, Maverick and blu eCigs brands and other assets and liabilities to Imperial Tobacco Group
  • DHT in an unsolicited acquisition proposal from Frontline
  • DreamWorks Animation in its $4.1 billion sale to Comcast

Ms. Chen has been recognized for her work in mergers and acquisitions by the 2017 and 2018 editions of The Legal 500, the 2016 through 2018 editions of IFLR1000 and the 2015 through 2017 editions of Super Lawyers. In 2017 and 2018, she was named a “Next Generation Lawyer” in the media and entertainment arena by The Legal 500. In 2016 and 2018, Ms. Chen received Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Americas Women in Business Law Award for “Rising Star: Corporate,” and in 2016, she was recommended for her transactional work in the technology industry by The Legal 500. In 2015, Ms. Chen was named a “Rising Star” by Law360, recognizing her as one of eight outstanding merger and acquisition lawyers in the nation under the age of 40.

Ms. Chen was born in Taipei, Taiwan. She received an A.B. summa cum laude from Harvard University in 2003, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a J.D. from Stanford Law School in 2006. Ms. Chen joined Cravath in 2006 and became a partner in 2014.



September 22, 2018
Public Company M&A: An Inside View Into the Practice and Year in Review
4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM