Jane Ross

"A wonderful M&A lawyer... a pragmatic straight-shooter, cost effective and driven to achieve great results for her clients."

Legal 500

Jane Ross represents buyers and sellers of public and private companies across many industries, with a focus on the information technology and life sciences sectors.

Jane has handled multibillion-dollar transactions for many of Silicon Valley's most recognizable industry-leading technology companies and has also conducted significant transactional work for major global companies in the pharmaceutical and technology industries, including handling a variety of cross-border M&A and joint venture transactions.

Jane was named "Best in Mergers and Acquisitions" by Euromoney's Women in Business Law Awards in 2015, and The Legal 500 recognizes her as a standout in Mergers, Acquisitions, and Buyouts, describing her as "a wonderful M&A lawyer" who is "a pragmatic straight-shooter, cost effective, and driven to achieve great results for her clients."

Among her many accolades, Expert Guides recognized her as an "expert" in M&A by "Women in Business Law" in 2018. California Lawyer magazine also recognized her as one of its 2012 "California Attorneys of the Year," and IFLR1000 has also named her as a "leading" lawyer for M&A in the U.S. for 2019. Jane was also included in the Daily Journal's prestigious list of the Top 100 Lawyers in California in 2019.

Awards and recognitions

2019

Leading Lawyer in M&A (United States)
IFLR1000

2012-2019

Corporate/M&A (Northern California)
Chambers USA

2019

Mergers and Acquisitions
Best Lawyers in America

2012-2015, 2018-2019

Top 100 Lawyers in California
Daily Journal

2018-2019

M&A/ Corporate and Commercial: Large Deals ($1bn+)
Legal 500 US

2018

Healthcare: Life Sciences
Legal 500 US

2011-2016

Top Women Lawyers
Daily Journal

2014-2016

Top Women Leaders in Tech Law
The Recorder

2015

Best in M&A
International Financial Law Review

2015

Best in Mergers and Acquisitions
Euromoney's Women in Business Law Awards

2014

Expert in M&A
Expert Guides' Women in Business Law

Education and admissions

Education

LL.B., McGill University, with distinction, 1997

B.C.L., McGill University, with distinction, 1997

B.Com., McGill University, 1993

Bar admissions and qualifications

California

Quebec

Representative experience

Adobe on multiple transactions, including its US$4.75bn acquisition of Marketo and its US$1.68bn acquisition of Magento Commerce

eBay on many transactions, including its US$2.4bn acquisition and subsequent sale of GSI Commerce* and its acquisition of Giosis Pte Ltd’s Japanese ecommerce business, including the Qoo10 platform

Facebook on several transactions, including its US$16bn acquisition of WhatsApp*

Intel Corporation on multiple transactions, including its US$15.4bn acquisition of Altera*

PayPal on several acquisitions, including its acquisitions of Fraud Sciences, Where and Stackmob*

Salesforce on many transactions, including its acquisitions of Datorama and Bonobo AI

Walmart on several acquisitions, including its US$16bn acquisition of a majority stake in Flipkart

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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