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, The Recorder selected Jane among its top "Women Leaders in Tech Law" for 2014-2016, and 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 from 2012-2015, as well as the publication's list of the Top Women Lawyers of 2011-2016.

Awards and recognitions


Corporate/M&A (Northern California)
Chambers USA


Mergers and Acquisitions
Best Lawyers in America


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

2012-2015, 2018

Top 100 Lawyers in California
Daily Journal


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

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

Paypal in its US$169m acquisition of Fraud Sciences.*

Paypal in its US$139m acquisition of Where Inc.*

Paypal in its acquisition of Duff Research.*

Paypal in its acquisition of Fig Card Corporation.*

Paypal in its acquisition of StackMob, Inc.*

Ant Financial Services Group in its US$70m acquisition of EyeVerify.*

Walmart in its US$16bn acquisition of Flipkart.

Adobe Systems in its US$1.68bn acquisition of Magento Commerce.

Salesforce in its acquisition of Datorama.

eBay in its acquisition of Giosis Pte Ltd's Japan Retailer, including Qoo10.

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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