Partners Rick Climan and Jane Ross named in California Daily Journal Top 100

Silicon Valley, 20 September 2018 – Hogan Lovells partners Rick Climan and Jane Ross, both based in our Silicon Valley office, have been named to the California Daily Journal's prestigious list of the Top 100 Attorneys in California. The award recognizes 100 California-based attorneys whose work "has had the widest impact and has changed an industry, the law, or society as a whole." Hogan Lovells is the only law firm with two lawyers on the list who focus primarily on M&A, and Ross is one of only two female M&A lawyers recognized on the list.

Climan and Ross were part of a group of four highly respected Mergers & Acquisitions lawyers who joined Hogan Lovells as partners in May 2017. Throughout their careers, both Climan and Ross have played major roles in a number of the most prominent tech M&A deals in the U.S. and beyond. The Daily Journal noted the transformational impact Climan and his team, including Ross, have had on Hogan Lovells' stature in California, saying: "Within a year of Climan's arrival at Hogan Lovells, the firm's [Silicon Valley] office has cemented itself as one of the go-to legal outfits for strategic mergers and acquisitions in the technology sector."

Climan, a graduate of Harvard Law School, was recognized for his role in leading a number of high-profile transactions over the last year, including Walmart's $16 billion acquisition of a majority stake in Indian e-commerce group Flipkart, and chipmaker Marvell Technology Group's acquisition of publicly traded rival Cavium, valued at approximately $6 billion. Climan's full biography can be found here.

Ross, a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Law, was also recognized for her work on technology M&A in 2017, including eBay’s acquisition of Giosis's Japan business and Adobe Systems' $1.7 billion acquisition of e-commerce service provider Magento, Inc. Her full biography can be found here.

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