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Jayne E. Juvan

Cleveland, OH | D 216.696.5677 | F 216.592.5009 | M 330.697.1077

Jayne Juvan is a high-energy business lawyer vitally involved in clients' corporate dealings.

Enterprising by nature, Jayne likes to try innovative, cutting-edge approaches to get results. She serves as co-chair of the Corporate Governance practice group and chair of the Private Equity practice group at Tucker Ellis and as vice chair of the American Bar Association's Corporate Governance Committee. She is also co-editor of the firm’s blog on corporate law, Lingua Negoti, which means “the language of business.”

Jayne has a broad practice that touches upon a variety of disciplines and advises investors, boards of directors and management teams on corporate transactions, regulatory compliance and fiduciary duties. She counsels public and high-growth private companies, private equity funds, and venture capital funds from initial formation through all stages of the business life cycle.

Jayne frequently can be found in the boardroom with directors as they make highly impactful, potentially transformative, and confidential decisions. She is often tapped to assist corporate boards to maximize effectiveness and institute best practices. As co-chair of the American Bar Association's Task Force on Director Misconduct, she is also regularly called upon to advise corporate boards during their most challenging situations.

Whether making a decision to grow or divest corporate assets, clients in a variety of industries — including the heavily related health care industry — turn to Jayne for her strategic advice. She navigates complex issues that arise in transactions of all sizes and has been a key advisor on deals valued from approximately $5 million to more than $1 billion. Examples of other industries in which Jayne has served as counsel include including financial services, technology, energy, transportation and logistics, and manufacturing.

Jayne passionately stays abreast of emerging boardroom issues, macroeconomic and financial factors that impact global deal activity, and the potential influence of geopolitical events on corporate strategy. A frequent and sought-after writer and speaker featured in the Harvard Business Review and Forbes for her unique use of social media as an attorney, Jayne covers the daily developments in these areas on Twitter at

Jayne and her husband Dan, who are both black belts in Tae Kwon Do, met in martial arts and competed nationally together in forms and freestyle sparring. Originally from Ohio, they are proud to call Cleveland home and enjoy raising their young twin sons Alexander and Zachary in the area.

education & admissions


  • Capital University Law School (J.D., summa cum laude, 2005); Order of the Curia; Salutatorian; Capital University Law Review, Editor in Chief, Staff Member; Founder of Wells Conference on Adoption Law
  • Kent State University (B.A., 2002); President's List; Golden Key National Honor Society

state admissions

  • Ohio, 2005
  • New York, 2011

Representative Matters

  • Advised a retail pharmacy chain headquartered in New York on the $1.1 billion-dollar sale of the company to a publicly traded company
  • Represented an Ohio-based electrical contractor in a $90-million stock sale to a publicly traded company
  • Represented one of the oldest metalworking fluids manufacturers in North America in the sale of the company to the global leader in the industry that operates in 33 countries around the world
  • Advised on the merger of two nationwide outpatient radiation oncology centers in a transaction backed by the financial commitment of a private equity fund with more than $8 billion in assets under management
  • Advised a private equity fund with more than $3 billion in assets under management on the acquisition of two respiratory care companies
  • Advised a private equity fund on the acquisition of a provider of skilled home nursing, hospice, and attendant care services across 10 states
  • Advised a private equity fund on a bid for a publicly traded company that owns and operates a chain of healthcare facilities in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany
  • Advised a private equity fund on a bid for a hospital chain in exchange for a purchase price of more than $360 million
  • Advised a publicly traded retailer on a hospital system joint venture transaction for the roll-out of retail medical clinics
  • Advised a portfolio company of a private equity fund client on a merger transaction and hospital system joint venture for the provision of freestanding and facility-based radiation oncology clinics
  • Advised a private equity fund on the rollup and consolidation of multistate sleep center clinics
  • Advised a portfolio company of a private equity fund with more than $8 billion dollars in assets under management on the acquisition of a Medicare-certified home health agency and a non-medical personal care services company
publications & events

Speaking Engagements

  • "Director & Officer Fiduciary Duties: Ignore Them at Your Own Peril," 2017 In-House Counsel Summit, Tucker Ellis LLP, Cleveland, Ohio (October 2017)
  • "Top Tips on Leveraging Social Media to Boost Your Career," Cleveland Leadership Center, Cleveland, Ohio (January 2015)
  • "Task Force: Dealing with Director Misconduct" and "When Worlds Collide: Analyzing the Intersection of Academia, Legal Practice & Corporate Governance," American Bar Association Business Law Section Spring Meeting, Los Angeles, California (April 2014)
  • "Partnering with Corporate Governance Organizations and Academics," American Bar Association Business Law Section Fall Meeting, Washington, D.C. (November 2013)


  • "2018 Healthcare Compliance Outlook for Boards of Directors," Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal (March 2018)
  • "Opening Boardroom Doors to Women," Ethical Boardroom (Winter 2018)
  • A Guide to the Evolving Executive Compensation Landscape," Bloomberg Law Corporate Practice Portfolio Series No. 110 (February 2018)
  • "Championship-caliber Dealmakers Understand the Language of Business," Crain's Cleveland Business (January 2018)
  • "Corporate Deals Under Scrutiny," Smart Business Dealmakers (January 2018)
  • "Editorial In Sight: The Value of Culture," CGC Insight, ABA Business Law Section Corporate Governance Committee, Volume III, Issue IV (December 2017)
  • "Uber's Continuing Corporate Governance Crisis: Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire?", Bloomberg Law Corporate Law & Accountability Report (December 2017)
  • "Removing an Unproductive Director," Director’s Handbook: A Field Guide to 101 Situations Commonly Encountered in the Boardroom, American Bar Association (2017)
  • "The Seven Deadly Sins of a Unicorn," Crain’s Cleveland Business (January 2017)
  • "Take a Lesson from Theranos: Plan Ahead," Corporate Compliance Insights (December 2015)
  • "SEC Requires Registrants to Disclose Ratio of CEO Pay to Median Pay of Employees," Bloomberg BNA's Corporate Law & Accountability Report (August 2015)
  • "How to Become Powerfully Social to Ignite a Noticeable Spark in Your Legal Practice," Legal Solutions Blog (July 2015)
  • "Overcoming the Challenge of Director Misconduct," Business Law Today (July 2015)
  • "Whole Foods Activist Shareholder Rings in New Year with a Win," NYSE Governance Services' Insights newsletter (February 2015)
  • "Winning Wisdom Garnered from the Cavs for Corporate Buyers," Crain’s Cleveland Business (January 2015)
  • "Eight Congressional Democrats Encourage the SEC to Deter Corporate Confidentiality Arrangements with Potential Whistleblowers," (November 2014)
  • "Fallout from the SEC’s Move to Reverse 'No Admit or Deny' Policy," Bloomberg BNA’s Securities Regulation & Law Report (June 2014)
  • "SEC'S White Highlights Enforcement Focus and Record in First Year as Chair," (May 2014)
  • "The Importance of Corporate Divestiture Strategy: Pruning Divisions to Focus on High-Growth Opportunities," Inside the Minds: Managing Corporate Divestiture Transactions, Aspatore Books (2013)
  • "Executive Summary: Highmark and Independence Blue Cross Part Ways – Pennsylvania Regulatory Hurdles Thwart Attempted Consolidation," American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) (2010)
  • "Abry and Providence Settle, but the Lesson Is Still Clear: Include Provisions Against Seller Misconduct," Buyouts (2006)


  • "Health Care, Life Sciences M&A to Stay Strong in 2018," Law360 (January 2018)
  • "5 Social Media Tactics to Help Boost Your Career," Forbes (September 2017)
  • "The 2016 Attorneys Who Matter," Ethisphere (December 2016)
  • "How Pregnancy Actually Boosted This Woman’s Career," Forbes (July 2016)
  • "9 Ways Millennials Are Simplifying Their Lives in 2016," Forbes (January 2016)
  • "What Do You Do Well That Others Don’t?", Harvard Business Review (October 2015)
  • "Disrupt Yourself," Bibliomotion (October 2015)
  • "No. 1 Success Tip for Women in Business: Do More Than You Know," Forbes (April 2015)
  • "The Queen Bee’s Sting Keeps Women From Getting to the Top," Forbes (September 2015)
  • "4 Quick Twitter Tips from the Woman Who Tweeted Her Way to a High-Powered Network," Forbes (January 2015)
  • "How to Stay Productive During the Holidays from the Forbes Under 30 Summit," Forbes (December 2014)
  • "Top 16 Quotes from Successful Women Who Beat the Youth Trap," Forbes (December 2014)
  • "Forbes Under 30 Summit Attendees Share Their Career Mistakes and How to Avoid Them," Forbes (November 2014)
  • "Their Roaring Thirties: Brutally Honest Career Talk from Women Who Beat the Youth Trap," Forbes ebook (September 2014)
  • "Social Media Networking: Quick Tips for Busy Directors," Corporate Board Member Magazine (February 2011)
  • "Twitter, the Board Directors’ Corp-Gov Resource," Mediaite (December 2010)

Awards & Professional Recognition

  • "Attorneys Who Matter," Ethisphere (2016)
  • "Forty Under 40," Crain’s Cleveland Business (2014)
  • Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars® (2010, 2012, 2013, 2016-2018)
  • "Thought Leader in Corporate Social Responsibility," BRANDfog/Fast Company (2010, 2012)
  • "One to Watch," Inside Business Magazine (2009)
  • "25 Under 35 Movers & Shakers," Inside Business Magazine (2008)
in the community

Civic & Professional Involvement

  • American Bar Association
    • Corporate Governance, Vice Chair
    • Corporate Governance Publications Subcommittee, Co-Chair, and CGC In Sight, Co-Founder
    • Corporate Governance Task Force on Dealing with Director Misconduct, Co-Chair
    • Joint Shareholder Handbook Task Force of the Committees on Corporate Governance and Corporate Law, Co-Chair
    • Section of Business Law Committees on Mergers & Acquisitions, Venture Capital and Private Equity, and Corporate Governance
  • Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)
  • The Gathering Place, Board Member, Rising Leaders Council Co-Founder and Chair, and Attorney Corporate Challenge for the Race for the Place, Captain
  • Partnership for Families, Leadership Council
  • Cleveland Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
    • Chef’s Fantasy Event, Executive Committee