Biography

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.

Ms. Vance’s clients represent a cross-section of industries, including aerospace, defense, energy, technology, telecommunications, manufacturing, metals and retail.  Ms. Vance is consistently ranked as one of the elite Banking and Finance lawyers in New York 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,” noted as “exceptional in having the business acumen to match her legal competence.  Truly outstanding.” and “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,” “She has the rare component where she cares about our company and wants us to do well.”

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.

Representative Experience

•           Working Capital and Expansion Debt Facilities:  Represents public and private companies as well as portfolio investments for private equity sponsors.

•           Acquisition Financings:  Represents equity sponsors and corporate borrowers in highly leveraged acquisition financings.

•           Restructurings:  Represents financially stressed companies and portfolio investments.

•           Fund Financings:  Represents funds, fund sponsors and lenders in connection with subscription facilities, asset-based facilities, mezzanine loans and joint venture financings.