Jane Ross

Jane Ross

Office Managing Partner
Silicon Valley

Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 650 463 4054

Fax +1 650 463 4199

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

"She wows everyone with her intellectual horsepower and can anticipate what I'm thinking. She's one of the finest technical lawyers I've ever worked with. She has remarkable talent."

Chambers USA

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

Jane has handled multibillion-dollar transactions for many of Silicon Valley's most recognizable industry-leading technology companies, as well as major global companies in the areas of life sciences and digital health. Her practice includes domestic and cross-border M&A and complex 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 2022. California Lawyer magazine also recognized her as one of its 2012 "California Attorneys of the Year," and IFLR1000 has also named her as a "Highly regarded" lawyer for M&A and technology and telecommunications in the U.S. for 2020. Jane was also included in the Daily Journal's prestigious list of the Top 100 Lawyers in California in 2020.

Awards and recognitions


Corporate/M&A: The Elite (California – SF/SV & surrounding areas), Band 2
Chambers USA


Corporate/M&A (Northern California)
Chambers USA


Corporate/M&A (International & Cross-Border) – USA, Band 2
Chambers Global


Global Leader: M&A
Who's Who Legal


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

2019, 2021

Mergers and Acquisitions
Best Lawyers in America


M&A, Highly Regarded

2012-2015, 2018-2020

Top 100 Lawyers in California
Daily Journal


Technology and Telecommunications, Highly Regarded


Leading Lawyer in M&A (United States)


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


Healthcare: Life Sciences
Legal 500 US


Top Women Lawyers
Daily Journal


Top Women Leaders in Tech Law
The Recorder


Best in M&A
International Financial Law Review


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

Education and admissions


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

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

B.Com., McGill University, 1993

Bar admissions and qualifications



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 multiple 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

Gilead on several transactions, including its approximate US$1.4bn acquisition of CV Therapeutics and its US$600m acquisition of Calistoga Pharmaceuticals*

Intel Corporation on multiple transactions, including its US$15.4bn acquisition of Altera* and its US$900m acquisition of Moovit

Jazz Pharmaceuticals' US$1bn acquisition of Gentium S.p.A.*

Meta / Facebook on several transactions, including its US$16bn acquisition of WhatsApp* and its US$5.7bn investment in Jio Platforms Limited in India

Novartis on its acquisition of Amblyotech

PayPal on several acquisitions, including its acquisitions of Chargehound and Happy Returns

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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