Jane Ross | Silicon Valley | Hogan Lovells

Jane Ross

Office Managing Partner Corporate & Finance

Ross Jane

Jane Ross
Ross Jane
  • Overview
  • Experience
  • Credentials
  • Insights and events
quote mark

"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 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 2023. Jane was also included in the Daily Journal's prestigious list of the Top 100 Lawyers in California in 2020.

quote mark

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

Legal 500

Representative experience

Walmart on several acquisitions, including its pending US$2.3bn aquisition of VIZIO and its US$16bn acquisition of a majority stake in Flipkart

Intel on the sale of minority interests in its IMS Nanofabrication GmbH business, valued at US$4.3bn, to Bain Capital, TSMC and Jeol Ltd. 

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

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

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

Meta / Facebook on multiple 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 multiple transaction, including its acquisition and subsequent sale of Happy Returns and its acquisition of Chargehound

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

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

Credentials

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

Recognition

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

Chambers USA

2020-2024
Corporate/M&A (International & Cross-Border) – USA, Band 2

Chambers Global

2021-2024
Corporate/M&A (Northern California)

Chambers USA

2012-2019
USA Thought Leader, M&A

Who's Who Legal

2023
Global Leader: M&A

Who's Who Legal

2023
M&A, Highly Regarded

IFLR1000

2023
Technology and Telecommunications, Highly Regarded

IFLR1000

2023
Expert in M&A

Expert Guides' Women in Business Law

2022
Top 100 Lawyers in California

Daily Journal

2012-2015, 2018-2020
M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Large Deals ($1bn+)

Legal 500 US

2018-2019
Healthcare: Life Sciences

Legal 500 US

2018
Top Women Lawyers

Daily Journal

2011-2016
Top Women Leaders in Tech Law

The Recorder

2014-2016
Best in M&A

International Financial Law Review

2015
Best in Mergers and Acquisitions

Euromoney's Women in Business Law Awards

2015