John is an Associate at. Prior to joining the firm, John practiced law in an extensive variety of areas, ranging from supplying insurers expert legal representation in civil litigation, to winning benefits for the disabled in Social Security administrative hearings, to being the general counsel of a startup company in Omaha, NE. This wide berth of experience gives John the adaptability and resourcefulness needed to help clients navigate the world of government contracts, be it on a transactional basis or in litigation.
At Washington University School of Law, John excelled in all areas of study, graduating with cum laude honors. He further served as an editor on the school’s prestigious Jurisprudence Review, was a member of the school’s appellate clinic that won a case at the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and worked during school as a law clerk for Judge Richard Webber in the Eastern District of Missouri. John received his B.A. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he majored in economics and minored in political science.
Outside the workplace, John is an active member of the community, involved with various charitable groups and volunteer activities. He enjoys weightlifting, running, reading, and tinkering with the computer he built. He is a devout fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Cleveland Browns, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and, most of all, the Nebraska Cornhuskers. We try not to give him too hard of a time for being a Husker.
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims
- J.D., Washington University School of Law
- B.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Professional Associations & Memberships
- Nebraska State Bar Association
- “Government Contracting Updates”, Webinar from University of Nebraska Omaha PTAC 2022
- “FAR Supplement – AFARS – Army.” Webinar from Jennifer Schaus & Associates, 2022.
- “Limitations on Subcontracting: A Step-by-Step Compliance Guide (2022 Update).” Webinar from Govology, 2022.
- “Setting the Standard: How the SBA Determines Size Standards for Small Businesses”, SmallGovCon 2022.
- “Industrial Expansion: Proposed New Size Standards for Manufacturing and Other Industries with Employee-Based Size Standards”, SmallGovCon 2022.
- “The DFARS Approach to Data Rights”, SmallGovCon 2022
- “Back to Basics: Joint Ventures”, SmallGovCon 2022
- “Other Transaction Authority? What Other Transaction Authority? – A Look at OTA”, SmallGovCon 2022
- “Transformers: Offerors in Disguise – GAO Sustains Protest Regarding Evaluation Based on Separate Offers from the same Offeror”, SmallGovCon 2022
- “Data Rights and the Government Contractor: Restricted Computer Software.” SmallGovCon, 2022.
- “Loose Lips Sink Ships: Award Revoked for Relying on Inside Information from Former Navy Officials.” SmallGovCon, 2022.
- “NAICS, The Final Frontier: OHA Rejects NAICS Size Standard Exception as Inapplicable to NASA Solicitation.” SmallGovCon, 2021.
- “GAO Finds CIO-SP4 Unduly Restrictive; Recommends Amendment.” SmallGovCon, 2021.
- “Small Business Being Acquired by a Large Business? For Multiple Award Contracts, the 180-Day Rule Doesn’t Apply to Task Orders, says GAO.” SmallGovCon, 2021.
- “FAR Issues Final Rule on Limitations on Subcontracting.” SmallGovCon, 2021.
- “CBCA Cannot Waive Its Own Filing Deadlines,” SmallGovCon, 2021.
- “GAO: A Higher Past Performance Rating For One Offeror Does Not Mean a Competitor Was Penalized.” SmallGovCon, 2021.
- “Certificates of Competency: A Little-Known Friend of the Small Business Contractor.” SmallGovCon, 2021.
- “GAO: Protestors Must Show Intervening Offerors Would Not Be In Line for Award to be Interested Party.” SmallGovCon, 2021.
- “Debriefing Exception to Protest Timeliness Rule Doesn’t Apply to SBIR Procurements Period,” SmallGovCon, 2021.
- “NAICS Code Challenges Must Show Why the Code Chosen is Incorrect, OHA Says.” SmallGovCon, 2021.
- “Late Quotation? No Protest: Protester who Submitted Quotation Late is Not Interested Party, per GAO.” SmallGovCon, 2021.
- “SBA OHA: Ownership and Control are Not the Same in the WOSB Program.” SmallGovCon, 2021.