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Janet Vance is a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Ms. Vance serves on the Compensation Committee and the Finance Committee of Gibson Dunn and she focuses on corporate finance and private equity. Her experience includes representation of equity sponsors, corporate borrowers and lenders with respect to secured and unsecured lending transactions, loan syndications, fund financings, senior and subordinated debt financings, first lien/second lien deals, mezzanine loans and other banking and credit matters. In addition, Ms. Vance regularly provides general corporate counseling and strategic advice for clients, including public and private companies and their boards of directors.
Ms. Vance’s clients represent a cross-section of industries, including retail, manufacturing, energy, hospitality, technology, telecommunication, aerospace, defense, infrastructure and metals. Ms. Vance is consistently ranked as one of the elite Banking and Finance lawyers in by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The International Who’s Who of Banking Lawyers. In Chambers, Ms. Vance is praised for “her experience, nuanced approach and technical excellence,” and for being “passionate and invested in clients, and a true partner in terms of creatively solving problems with great business sense.” She is also noted as “very sophisticated and very collaborative” and “exceptional in having the business acumen to match her legal competence.” “When you get to a roadblock, Janet can pause and come back with something creative that no one has thought of and blast through the logjam,” and “has the rare component where she cares about our company and wants us to do well.” She “has strong negotiation skills, the highest ability to get things done in the most advantageous and practical manner, and is a critical player on every team,” and is “very thoughtful, very helpful and has a tremendous amount of experience.”
Ms. Vance received her Juris Doctor from the Columbia University School of Law in 1987, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Ms. Vance was a judicial clerk to the Honorable Richard Gadbois, Jr. in federal district court in Los Angeles, California, from 1987–1988. Ms. Vance received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Psychology with honors from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984.
Columbia University - 1987 Juris Doctor
University of Pennsylvania - 1984 Bachelor of Arts
New York Bar