Jana Gerken, J.D., Co-Founder and Chief Legal Strategist of Kinetic Compliance Solutions, LLC. She is a seasoned legal leader with a proven track record of developing and executing legal strategies that strike the right balance between risk and reward in order to help her clients gain a competitive edge while remaining compliant. Jana partners with her clients in translating complex legal challenges into pragmatic business solutions in order to free up their time to focus on innovation and growth. Jana has extensive experience with a broad range of commercial contracting and transactional matters, solid healthcare acumen with medical devices and life sciences, and hands-on experience working on the front line with her clients as both in-house counsel and external advisor.
Prior to co-founding Kinetic Compliance Solutions, Jana was the General Counsel for GE Healthcare’s five-billion-dollar diagnostic imaging businesses (Detection & Guidance Solutions (DGS), Molecular Imaging & Computed Tomography (MICT), and Magnetic Resonance (MR)). In that role, Jana was the primary point of contact for all strategic matters on a global scale. Jana recently received an award for “Imagination & Courage” from the Vice President & General Counsel of GE Healthcare. Jana’s near 10-year tenure at GE also includes her role as Senior Legal Counsel of the Life Sciences business.
Prior to joining GE, Jana practiced at the law firms Kaye Scholer LLP and Schnader Harrison LLP in New York City, where she specialized in Mergers & Acquisitions, venture capital deals, and general commercial transactions.
Jana has a law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law and is admitted to the bar in New York, New Jersey and Wisconsin.
Jana was born and raised in Berlin, Germany, and is a native German speaker (meaning she can say “Fahrvergnügen” really fast with a smile). Last but not least, Jana is a competitive ballroom dancer (Legal Disclaimer: Watch at your own risk!).