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J.D., Loyola University, 1972

B.S. Business Administration, John Carroll University, 1965

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Federal Claims

John P. Janecek

Of Counsel – Independent Consultant

John Janecek has over 40 years of experience in government contracting law and policy. He is the former Deputy General Counsel of the U.S. Department of the Air Force and spent 16 years total as the Air Force’s senior procurement and acquisitions attorney.

Mr. Janecek joined Frankel PLLC’s predecessor firm in 2009. Prior to that, he was of counsel to Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale, and Dorr LLP.


Mr. Janecek’s practice concentrates on government contracting matters that include contract formation and performance, cost and pricing, audit rights, “Buy American” obligations, data and software rights, small business preferences, ethics rules, suspension and debarment, bid protests, claims litigation, teaming agreements, subcontract terms and conditions, security clearances, and due diligence in mergers.

Mr. Janecek has provided counsel to large defense, aerospace, and commercial companies, as well as to small and disadvantaged business concerns in both the defense and civilian sectors.

As the senior acquisition attorney for the Department of the Air Force, Mr. Janecek provided counsel on contracting, systems acquisition, logistics, and technology issues to the Secretary of the Air Force and other Air Force executives and senior program managers. He also provided advice on mergers and acquisitions, contractor suspension and debarment and contract security, and classified matters. He was responsible for defending the Air Force in bid protests, overseeing contract litigation and intellectual property policy, and coordinating remedies in procurement fraud investigations.

While with the Air Force General Counsel’s office, Mr. Janecek sat on the committee that drafted the Federal Acquisition Regulations and Defense acquisition regulations. Prior to joining the Air Force General Counsel’s Office in 1980, Mr. Janecek served as an attorney at the Department of Defense, handling matters relating to contract administration, including cost accounting and pricing. He also provided counsel on personnel and labor relations issues and was a trial attorney before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals. Prior to law school, Mr. Janecek served in the United States Navy as a supply officer.

Professional Activities

Mr. Janecek is a member of the American Bar Association’s Public Contract Law Section. He has served as co-chair or vice-chair of the Section’s Bid Protest, Legislation Coordinating, and Acquisition Reform and Experimental Procurement Processes Committees.

Honors & Awards
  • Member of Federal Government Senior Executive Service
  • Presidential Meritorious Executive Rank Award
  • Exceptional Civilian Service Award
  • Outstanding Civilian Career Service Award