Jane Summers

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Jane Summers

Jane Summers

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Biography

Jane Summers is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Ms. Summers is a member of the firm's Finance Department and Banking Practice, where she focuses primarily on the representation of major financial institutions in leveraged finance transactions, including acquisition financings, international financings, exit financings, asset-based facilities, and other senior secured lending transactions, as well as in connection with strategic purchases of distressed debt. She is a member of the firm’s Ethics Committee.

Prior to joining Latham & Watkins, Ms. Summers served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the Loan Syndications & Trading Association (LSTA), the industry organization for the corporate loan market. While at the LSTA, Ms. Summers was responsible for developing and managing the organization's legal, documentation and regulatory strategies for key industry issues that establish standard market practices and procedures. Ms. Summers was appointed the LSTA's first general counsel in 2000. Ms. Summers spent the first decade of her career in the leveraged finance group at another major law firm, following which she served as Deputy General Counsel for Barclays in the Americas.

Ms. Summers is a member of the American Bar Association Business Law Section's Syndications and Lender Relations Subcommittee, the New York State Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and its Committee on Women in the Profession.

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Loan Syndications & Trading Association, Inc.

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Jane Summers
Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP
Education
JD, cum laude
Class of 1984

The University of Pennsylvania Law School, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the law school of the University of Pennsylvania. A member of the Ivy League, it is among the oldest and most selective law schools in the nation. It is currently ranked 7th overall by U.S. News & World Report, and 1st in terms of career prospects by the Princeton Review, a rank awarded also by the National Law Journal based on placement of graduates in top law firms.It offers the degrees of Juris Doctor (J.D.), Master of Laws (LL.M.), Master of Comparative Laws (LL.C.M.), and Doctor of the Science of Law (S.J.D.).

BA, summa cum laude
Class of 1979

The University at Albany, known officially as University at Albany, State University of New York, is an internationally recognized public research institution with campuses in Albany, Guilderland, and East Greenbush, New York, United States. The oldest university campus of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, founded in 1844, it carries out a broad mission of undergraduate and graduate education, research, and service, and has grown to be a flagship institution of New York. The University has three campuses: the Uptown Campus in Albany and Guilderland's McKownville neighborhood, the Downtown Campus in Albany, and the East Campus in East Greenbush, just east of Albany.

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Member
Current

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is a voluntary bar association for the state of New York. NYSBA was founded in 1877 with the stated goal to cultivate the science of jurisprudence; to promote reform in the law; to facilitate the administration of justice, and to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, professional skill, and courtesy in the legal profession. Its first President was David B. Hill. Among the reforms in the legislation signed into law creating the association was the removal of the restrictions on the admission of women to the practice of law. In 1896, NYSBA proposed the first global means for settling disputes among nations, what is now called the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

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Current

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York is a voluntary association of lawyers and law students. The organization was founded in 1870 and it is headquartered in New York, NY.

Career History
Partner
Current

Latham & Watkins LLP is a full-service law firm. The firm offers services in the areas of finance, litigation, tax, banking, life sciences, private equity, real estate, government relations, employment law, and outsourcing. The firm practices in a spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate, and regulatory areas. Latham & Watkins was established in 1934 and is based in New York, New York.

General Counsel
2000 - Prior

The LSTA undertakes a wide variety of activities to foster the development of policies and market practices designed to promote just and equitable marketplace principles and to encourage cooperation and coordination with firms facilitating transactions in loans and related claims.

Deputy General Counsel, Americas
Prior

Barclays Plc operates as a bank holding company that engages in the business of providing retail banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking and wealth management services. The company operates through two divisions: Barclays UK and Barclays International. The Barclays UK division comprises the U.K. retail banking operations, U.K. consumer credit card business, U.K. wealth management business and corporate banking for smaller businesses. The Barclays International division comprises the corporate banking franchise, the investment bank, the U.S. and international cards business and international wealth management. Barclays was founded on July 20, 1896 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Boards & Committees
Member, Ethics Committee
Current

Latham & Watkins LLP is a full-service law firm. The firm offers services in the areas of finance, litigation, tax, banking, life sciences, private equity, real estate, government relations, employment law, and outsourcing. The firm practices in a spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate, and regulatory areas. Latham & Watkins was established in 1934 and is based in New York, New York.

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2011

The University of Pennsylvania Law School, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the law school of the University of Pennsylvania. A member of the Ivy League, it is among the oldest and most selective law schools in the nation. It is currently ranked 7th overall by U.S. News & World Report, and 1st in terms of career prospects by the Princeton Review, a rank awarded also by the National Law Journal based on placement of graduates in top law firms.It offers the degrees of Juris Doctor (J.D.), Master of Laws (LL.M.), Master of Comparative Laws (LL.C.M.), and Doctor of the Science of Law (S.J.D.).

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2009

The University of Pennsylvania Law School, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the law school of the University of Pennsylvania. A member of the Ivy League, it is among the oldest and most selective law schools in the nation. It is currently ranked 7th overall by U.S. News & World Report, and 1st in terms of career prospects by the Princeton Review, a rank awarded also by the National Law Journal based on placement of graduates in top law firms.It offers the degrees of Juris Doctor (J.D.), Master of Laws (LL.M.), Master of Comparative Laws (LL.C.M.), and Doctor of the Science of Law (S.J.D.).

Political Donations
$2,500
2011

Former President of United States

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M&F Worldwide Corp., Harland Clarke Holdings Corp. purchase Valassis Communications, Inc.

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the New York Bar
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