Janice Z. Davis

Partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Janice Z. Davis

Janice Z. Davis

Partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Biography

Janice Davis brings more than 30 years of corporate experience to her practice, striving to create practical solutions for her clients’ contractual relationships and challenges. Janice advises on a variety of commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures, divestitures, software license agreements, corporate financing, private placements, alliance arrangements, reorganizations, recapitalizations, management and leveraged buy-outs, venture capital investments, and securities law compliance.

Extended Profile

In her M&A practice, Janice represents public and private companies, as well as private equity firms, in diverse cross-border and domestic transactions. She also counsels private investment funds in connection with fund formations, special purpose vehicles, and portfolio investments. Janice also has a particular interest in guiding clients through the formation and financing of early stage and emerging growth companies. She routinely advises corporate clients and other entities on governance, fiduciary duties, and change of control and related matters.

Before joining Morgan Lewis, Janice was a partner at another global law firm, where she served as co-chair of its technology transactions department. While there, she gained a unique perspective on legal matters as a result of her work on a part-time seconded basis at a portfolio company of one of that firm’s private equity firm clients, handling all board matters, integrating and organizing the outside legal teams, negotiating all contracts, and managing all insurance risk matters. She was also seconded at one of the top accounting firms in the United States, where she saw through all corporate matters, M&A transactions, and negotiated more than 250 contracts on behalf of its consulting division.

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Number of Awards

4

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Co-Founder & Managing Member at Texas Women Ventures Fund

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Co-Founder at Texas Women Ventures Fund

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Chief Executive Officer at BravoTECH

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Co-Founder at Texas Women Ventures Fund

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Due Diligence Ambassador, Due Diligence Committee at Texas Women Ventures Fund

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Chief Accounting Advisor, Due Diligence Committee at Texas Women Ventures Fund

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Investment Advisory Committee at Texas Women Ventures Fund

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Investment Advisory Committee at Texas Women Ventures Fund

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Due Diligence Ambassador, Due Diligence Committee at Texas Women Ventures Fund

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Investment Advisory Committee Co-Chief Legal Advisor, Due Diligence Committee at Texas Women Ventures Fund

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Janice Z. Davis
Partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Education
J.D.
Class of 1986

Baylor Law School is the oldest law school in Texas. Baylor Law School is affiliated with Baylor University and located in Waco, Texas. The school has been accredited by the American Bar Association since 1931, and has been a member of the Association of American Law Schools since 1938.

B.S., with Honors
Class of 1981

UIC is a major research university offering the cultural, business and entertainment opportunities you can only find in a world-class city. As one of the top 200 research-funded institutions in the world, UIC faculty discover the things that others teach. Choose from 15 academic colleges including the UIC College of Medicine-the largest in the nation-which educates one in six Illinois physicians. With nearly 2,574 instructional faculty members, there is one faculty member to every 11 students, which allows for a more personal learning experience. What's more, 75 percent of tenured faculty members teach undergraduate courses and 83 percent of full-time instructional faculty have earned a PhD or equivalent.

Career History
Partner
Prior - 2019

Bracewell LLP is an American private company located in New York, NY, that provides legal services.

Co-Chief Legal Advisor, Due Diligence Committee
Current

Texas Women Ventures (TWV) started investing in 2005 with a simple goal: to help women-owned businesses reach their full potential. The fund focuses on companies in the Southwest with an established track record who are achieving $10 - $100 million in annual revenue. TWV offers innovative capital solutions that allow the business owner(s) to maintain majority ownership and control over running the company. But TWV is about much more than money; TWV was founded by successful women who have experience building careers and companies and now want to help other women build value. TWV’s portfolio advisory board becomes a team of trusted advisors that provide advice, networking opportunities and valuable connections. TWV creates a true partnership so the company can seize on opportunities and achieve a new level of excellence.

Partner
2019 - Current

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP provides transactional, litigation, labor and employment, regulatory, and intellectual property legal services to various industries. Their industry-focused practices include: antitrust, energy, life sciences, and securities. The company was founded in 1873 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Boards & Committees
Member, Portfolio Advisory Board
Current

Texas Women Ventures (TWV) started investing in 2005 with a simple goal: to help women-owned businesses reach their full potential. The fund focuses on companies in the Southwest with an established track record who are achieving $10 - $100 million in annual revenue. TWV offers innovative capital solutions that allow the business owner(s) to maintain majority ownership and control over running the company. But TWV is about much more than money; TWV was founded by successful women who have experience building careers and companies and now want to help other women build value. TWV’s portfolio advisory board becomes a team of trusted advisors that provide advice, networking opportunities and valuable connections. TWV creates a true partnership so the company can seize on opportunities and achieve a new level of excellence.

Political Donations
$1,000
2008
$250
2006
Transactions
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Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. purchases Fleet Logistics, Inc. /Digital Platform from Fleet Logistics, Inc.

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ESCO Technologies, Inc., Doble Engineering Co. purchase Enoserv LLC

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Entegris, Inc. purchases Poco Graphite, Inc. from J. H. Whitney & Co. LLC, Cowen Capital Partners LLC

Awards & Honors
2012
Best Lawyers - Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law
2011
Best Lawyers - Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law
2010
Best Lawyers - Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law
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