Jane Ross

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Jane Ross
Jane Ross represents buyers and sellers of public and private companies in a wide range of industries, including the information technology and life sciences sectors. Ms. Ross also has extensive experience handling cross‑border transactions and complex cross-border joint ventures.

Ms. Ross’ experience includes representation of:

  • Intel in its $16.7 billion acquisition of Altera
  • Facebook in its $16 billion acquisition of WhatsApp
  • eBay in its $2.4 billion acquisition and subsequent sale of GSI Commerce, and its recent acquisitions of Apptek, MotorTalk and Cargigi
  • Adobe Systems in its $800 million acquisition of Fotolia, its $600 million acquisition of Neolane, its $540 million acquisition of Tube Mogul, and its recent acquisitions of LiveFyre, certain assets of ComScore, Maximo and Behance
  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals in its $1 billion acquisition of Gentium S.p.A.
  • RF Micro Devices in its $1.6 billion merger of equals with TriQuint Semiconductor
  • Telstra Corporation in its acquisition of Ooyala

Ms. Ross was named “Best in Mergers and Acquisitions” by Euromoney’s Women in Business Law Awards (2015). Ms. Ross was also named among Law360’s Top Female Deal Makers in 2011 and was named one of California Lawyer magazine’s 2012 “California Attorneys of the Year.” She was also recognized as one of The Recorder’s top “Women Leaders in Tech Law” for 2014-2016, and was recognized as an “expert” in M&A by Expert Guides’ “Women in Business Law” in 2014. She was included in the Daily Journal’s list of the Top 100 Lawyers in California of 2012‑2015, as well as the publication’s list of the Top Women Lawyers of 2011-2016. She was named as a “leading” lawyer for M&A in the U.S. by IFLR1000. She has also been recognized by The Legal 500 in the field of Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts, where she has been described as “a wonderful M&A lawyer” who is “a pragmatic straight-shooter, cost effective and driven to achieve great results for her clients.”

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