Janis M. Penman

Partner

Washington, D.C.
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Overview

Janis Penman has counseled clients in all aspects of their businesses for more than 20 years. Although she has represented companies in a myriad of industries, she has extensive expertise within the healthcare and life sciences sectors, routinely assisting companies in the pharmaceutical and medical device areas. Janis’ clients include start-up enterprises, companies in the emerging and growth stages and large multinational corporations, all of whom she represents with respect to M&A transactions, capital raising activities and day-to-day business counseling. She takes time to study the business environment of each client to determine both the risks of and the precautions that must be taken during a deal, and provides advice that best addresses her clients’ individual needs.

Janis serves as the Washington, D.C. Business Leader and is a member of the firm’s Policy Committee. She is also the business development leader and hiring partner for the Washington, D.C. office.

Select Experience

  • Served as lead corporate and acquisitions counsel to Fortune 1000 medical device company in multiple acquisitions ranging in size from $100 million to $500 million.
  • Served as lead corporate and acquisitions counsel to a Fortune 500 life sciences company in numerous national and multinational acquisitions, joint ventures and equity investments ranging in size from $20 million to $200 million.
  • Served as lead corporate and acquisitions counsel to a global provider of clinical, commercial and consulting services to companies in the pharmaceutical, biotech and life sciences industries in acquisitions ranging in size from $5 million to $50 million.
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Experience

  • Served as lead corporate and acquisitions counsel to Fortune 1000 medical device company in multiple acquisitions ranging in size from $100 million to $500 million.
  • Served as lead corporate and acquisitions counsel to a Fortune 500 life sciences company in numerous national and multinational acquisitions, joint ventures and equity investments ranging in size from $20 million to $200 million.
  • Served as lead corporate and acquisitions counsel to a global provider of clinical, commercial and consulting services to companies in the pharmaceutical, biotech and life sciences industries in acquisitions ranging in size from $5 million to $50 million.
  • Served as lead corporate and acquisitions counsel to a German-owned domestic elevator maintenance and construction company in U.S. acquisitions ranging in size from $3 million to $60 million.
  • Served as lead corporate and acquisitions counsel to an Indian pharmaceutical company in connection with acquisitions of U.S. pharmaceutical distribution and manufacturing businesses.
  • Served as lead corporate and acquisitions counsel to a private equity firm in connection with numerous acquisitions and divestitures in a wide range of industries, including the life sciences, manufacturing and healthcare sectors, ranging in size from $15 million to $300 million.
  • Served as lead corporate counsel to a U.S. cable network in connection with a joint venture for the launch of a client-branded cable network in Canada.
  • Served as lead corporate counsel to an Indian private equity firm in connection with its purchase of a significant equity interest in a U.S.-based service and supply chain management company.
  • Served as outside general counsel to privately-held pharmaceutical company, including with respect to multiple private placements of securities having an aggregate value in excess of $80 million.
  • Represented a NASDAQ listed real estate investment trust (REIT) in connection with its merger with and into a New York Stock Exchange-listed REIT.
  • Represented a privately held REIT in connection with its merger with and into a New York Stock Exchange-listed REIT in a transaction valued at more than $1 billion.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia

Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 2000
  • Maryland, 1998

Education

  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 1998
  • B.A., Smith College, 1994, cum laude

Languages

  • French