Thought Leadership 02.28.18
Lockheed Martin’s recent success in overcoming GAO protests shows that fully explaining a transaction in the works can be a key proposal element.
John is ‘a tenacious advocate for his clients and very diligent in what he does—a worthy adversary.’
John Jensen, Pillsbury’s Government Contracts & Disputes practice co-leader, is noted by Chambers USA and The Legal 500 U.S. as a federal government contracts authority.
John has 30 years of experience representing and counseling clients across many areas of federal government contracts law, including:
Performed government contracts and regulatory due diligence for a private equity firm leading to its successful acquisition of multiple aerospace suppliers and advised on purchase agreement terms and risk mitigation.
Represented an incumbent military acquisition support contractor in a sustained GAO bid protest of an award to a competitor, demonstrating agency failure to conduct meaningful discussions and improper evaluation of past performance.
Advised an aerospace contractor in its successful pursuit and performance of a significant defense department contract, including teaming and subcontract agreements, “Buy American” and other regulatory issues, and performance matters.
Recognized by Chambers USA, Government Contracts – National (2014 – 2017) and The Legal 500 U.S., Government Contracts (2016 – 2017).
Co-authored “Awardee Protests: A New Horizon?” published by Law360 in May 2016, and “New Year’s Resolutions for Government Contractors” appearing in Bloomberg BNA’s Federal Contracts Report in February 2016.
Presented “Financial and Protest Issues” at Pillsbury’s 2015 West Coast Government Contracts Seminar.
Employment Law Update–Recent Legal Changes That Affect Your Business Model,” Pillsbury’s Government Contracts Executive Roundtable, Northern Virginia, November 10, 2015.
J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 1987
B.A., Cornell University, 1982
District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Federal Claims