Janine Brown is an M&A and corporate partner who serves as partner-in-charge of the firm’s Atlanta office. She works with companies in a variety of sectors, including technology, media, telecommunications, renewable energy and manufacturing, and has been involved in a wide variety of domestic and international transactions, including capital raising transactions, corporate governance matters, mergers and acquisitions, information technology transactions, joint ventures/strategic alliances and outsourcing transactions. Ms. Brown's clients include public and private companies, as well as private equity funds.
Ms. Brown is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers magazine, and she is a frequent lecturer on matters related to mergers and acquisitions. She received a J.D., with high honors, in 1986 from Duke University School of Law and a B.A., with distinction, in 1982 from the University of Michigan. Ms. Brown serves on several boards of directors, including Piedmont Healthcare, a not-for-profit health care system of five hospitals, and Spelman College, a historically black college for women.
- Counsel to one of the world’s leading manufacturers of packaging, paper and building products in connection with its $400 million acquisition of an oriented strand board (OSB) manufacturer based in Canada and the United States.
- Counsel to a wireless telecommunications provider in connection with the $2.5 billion sale of network infrastructure and spectrum to another wireless provider.
- Counsel to global media and entertainment business in connection with its expansion of digital media products.
- Counsel to the world’s third-largest chemical company, in connection with a bioethanol acquisition and joint venture.
- Counsel to a provider of audio, video and web-based conferencing solutions, in connection with a $400 million merger with a public company.
- Counsel to national broadcasting and digital media company in connection with strategic investments in digital media companies.
- Counsel to an online travel distribution business in connection with its offshoring to India of certain customer care and mid-office functions.
- Represented a private equity fund in connection with leveraged acquisitions of various information technology companies serving the aerospace and defense industries.
- Counsel to a Fortune 500 company in its international rollout of a suite of online tools.
- Represented a publicly held telecommunications company in over 100 acquisitions over a period of several months.
- Spelman College Board of Trustees
- Georgia Justice Project Board of Directors
- Piedmont Healthcare, Inc., Vice Chair of Board of Directors
- Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors
- Duke Law School Board of Visitors Member (Duke University School of Law)
- The General Counsel Forum, Atlanta Chapter Board of Directors
- MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta Advisory Board
- Alston & Bird’s Atlanta Diversity Committee