Wachtell Lipton was founded on a handshake in 1965 as a small group of lawyers dedicated to providing advice and expertise at the highest levels. We have achieved extraordinary results following the distinctive vision of our founders -- a cohesive team of lawyers intensely focused on solving our clients' most important problems.
Our distinctive structure defines our approach.  We maintain a ratio of associates to partners significantly below that of other firms.  We focus on matters that require the attention, extensive experience and sophistication of our partners.
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We have experience in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, takeovers and takeover defense, corporate and securities law and corporate governance. We handle some of the largest, most complex and demanding transactions in the United States and around the world.
Wachtell Lipton is dedicated to providing advice and expertise at the highest levels and achieving extraordinary results for our clients. We seek individuals who are talented, motivated and committed in order to maintain our record of excellence.
Darnell, Chelsea N.
Associate, Corporate
tel 212.403.1065
fax 212.403.2065

Education

Clerkships

  • Honorable Leo E. Strine, Jr., Delaware Supreme Court, 2014
  • Honorable Leo E. Strine, Jr., Delaware Court of Chancery, 2013 - 2014

Chelsea Darnell is an associate in Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz’s Corporate Department.

Ms. Darnell received a B.S.B.E. in Economics and Spanish summa cum laude and a B.A. in Political Science and International Studies summa cum laude from the University of Kentucky in 2010. Ms. Darnell received a J.D. summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2013, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and served as senior editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Before joining the firm, Ms. Darnell clerked for the Honorable Leo E. Strine, Jr. of the Delaware Judiciary.