Jana M. Kovich

Jana M. Kovich


About Me

I advise life sciences and technology startups and venture capital investors on a full range of transactional and operational matters across the company life cycle.

Market-savvy and technically skilled, I leverage trusted relationships and creative pragmatism to guide emerging and growth companies.

I partner with founders, management, and investors to develop a sophisticated understanding of their long-term business objectives. I distill complex legal concepts into actionable commercial advice across high-growth sectors, helping clients flourish at all stages of the venture life cycle. My work encompasses dozens of venture capital, growth equity, and exit transactions every year, across a wide range of geographies.

I also lecture on a variety of topics related to venture capital issues, including at Duke University School of Law and Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. 

I actively contribute to Latham’s recruiting, mentoring, diversity, and training and development programs, and am a former leader of the Chicago Women’s Lawyers Group. I am 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.

I maintain 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.

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