Esther Chang is a Corporate & Securities associate in Mayer Brown's Chicago office. Esther focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, advising both public and private companies on cross-border and domestic mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, corporate governance, general corporate and business law. Esther was named a Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers between 2014 and 2017 for mergers and acquisitions.  Esther speaks Mandarin and is proficient in French.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • French


  • Represented Elkay Manufacturing Company in the sale of Elkay Wood Products Company to ACProducts, Inc., a portfolio company of American Industrial Partners.
  • Represented Envestnet, Inc. in the $500 million acquisition of PIEtech, Inc.
  • Represented Falconhead Capital, LLC in its acquisition of Kwik Tek, Inc., a leading designer and supplier of outdoor branded products for the recreational water sports and winter sports markets.*
  • Represented Jarden Corporation in its US$13 billion merger with Newell Rubbermaid, Inc.*
  • Represented FuelQuest Inc., a leading on-demand software and services company for the global downstream energy industry, in the sale of its Zytax energy-related tax automation business to Avalara, a leading cloud-based sales tax and compliance automation technology provider.*

*The above representations were handled by Ms. Chang prior to her joining Mayer Brown.


Boston College, BA, cum laude

Boston College Law School, JD


  • Illinois
  • Massachusetts


Professional Activities & Memberships

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • Member, Alliance for Women of the Chicago Bar Association
    • Co-Chair, 2013-2014
    • Co-Vice Chair, 2012-2013
    • Co-Chair, Programming, 2011-2012

Civic Activities

  • Alumni Board Member and Chicago Chapter Leader, Boston College Law School Alumni Association
    • Secretary, 2019 - current
    • Treasurer, 2017-2019