Chambers USA recognized the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Practice for “world class expertise when it comes to the most challenging transactions.”
Jana Kovich advises life sciences and technology startups and venture capital investors on a full range of transactional and operational matters across the company lifecycle.
Market-savvy and technically skilled, Ms. Kovich leverages trusted relationships and creative pragmatism to guide emerging and growth companies on:
- Company formation and structuring
- Corporate governance and investor relations
- Venture capital raising, from seed stage through late-growth equity
- Day-to-day corporate advice
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Exit strategy and initial public offerings
- US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting and compliance
She partners with founders, management, and investors to develop a sophisticated understanding of their long-term business objectives. Ms. Kovich distills complex legal concepts into actionable commercial advice across high-growth sectors, helping clients flourish at all stages of the venture lifecycle. Her work encompasses dozens of venture capital, growth equity, and exit transactions every year, across a wide range of geographies.
A recognized thought leader, Ms. Kovich lectures on a variety of topics related to venture capital issues, including at Duke University School of Law and Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.
Ms. Kovich actively contributes to Latham’s recruiting, mentoring, diversity, and training and development programs, and is a former leader of the Chicago Women’s Lawyers Group. She is an auxiliary board member of the Center for Conflict Resolution Chicago, a not-for-profit helping individuals, communities, courts, and other institutions resolve conflict through mediation.
She maintains an active pro bono practice, including general corporate governance work on behalf of A Better Chicago, a venture philanthropy that invests in the nonprofits helping Chicago children escape poverty.