Press Release

Ropes & Gray Adds Janet Coscino, Leading Transactional Attorney, to Chicago Office


Time to Read: 1 minutes Practices: Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions

Global law firm Ropes & Gray announced the arrival today of private equity and M&A attorney Janet Coscino as counsel in the firm’s 100-lawyer Chicago office. Janet’s addition to Ropes & Gray’s Chicago office further strengthens our roster of talented attorneys serving clients both in the Midwest and around the world.

Janet is a widely respected and skilled attorney whose practice focuses on M&A, private equity and general corporate matters for both private and public companies.

She is experienced representing buyers and sellers of cross-border businesses in various industries, including technology, manufacturing, life sciences, energy and education. Janet regularly advises clients in large-scale mergers, divisional carve-outs, joint ventures and middle market M&A auction acquisitions as well as venture capital investments.

“Janet is an accomplished and versatile attorney with strong relationships with well-known private equity funds and strategic companies,” said Amanda McGrady Morrison, co-head of Ropes & Gray’s global private equity practice. “We’re delighted that she has decided to join our fast-growing Chicago office.”

“We’re thrilled that Janet has chosen Ropes & Gray for the next step in her impressive career,” said Paulita Pike, managing partner of Ropes & Gray’s Chicago office. “She brings a strategic M&A mindset and collaborative approach to client service that fits perfectly within Ropes & Gray.”

Ropes & Gray is a leading law firm in Chicago and has experienced consistent growth over several years. In September, leveraged finance partner Greg Bauer joined the Chicago office and, this summer, leveraged finance counsel Nichole Lopez-Tackett also joined. In 2020, the firm added business restructuring partner Ryan Preston Dahl, executive compensation and employee benefits partner Matthew R. Jones and business restructuring counsel Benjamin Rhode. In 2019, the firm welcomed private equity partner Martin Ruhaak to its Chicago office.

Ropes & Gray’s 400-lawyer global private equity transactions and private funds teams have received the industry’s top accolades for many decades. Law360 has named Ropes & Gray “Private Equity Group of the Year” every year for the last five years, and for the past five consecutive years, the firm has been ranked in the top three on The American Lawyer’s prestigious “A-list.”

Established in 2008, Ropes & Gray’s Chicago office has grown from three lawyers to a fully integrated team of 100 attorneys advising a broad range of local, regional, national and international clients.

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