Jane Adams advises public and private life sciences companies in a broad range of commercial and corporate finance matters. She focuses on complex commercial life sciences transactions, including strategic alliances, research and development collaborations, technology licenses and acquisitions, supply, distribution and manufacturing agreements, and profit-sharing and co-promotion arrangements, and has extensive experience in assisting clients in negotiating and maintaining relationships with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

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  • Cidara Enters Collaboration With Janssen 

  • Forbius Agrees to Sell to Bristol Myers Squibb 

  • Ionis Pharmaceuticals Enters Collaboration Agreement with Janssen Biotech 


  • Harvard Law School
    JD, cum laude, 1995

  • Princeton University
    AB, Italian Literature and Civilization
    summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1991

Admissions & Credentials



  • American Bar Association

  • San Diego County Bar Association

Rankings & Accolades

    The Best Lawyers in America: Biotechnology Law and Life Sciences

    San Diego Daily Transcript: Top San Diego County Attorney, IP transactional (2010)

    San Diego Daily Transcript: Top San Diego County Attorney, corporate transactional (2007)

    Lawdragon 500: New Stars, New Worlds (2006)

    Lawdragon 3000: Leading Lawyer in America (2006)