John A. Janicik: Lawyer with Mayer Brown LLP

John A. Janicik

Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.
Phone+1 312 701 7323

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Practice Areas

  • Banking & Finance
  • Fund Finance
  • Corporate & Securities
  • Financial Institutions M&A
  • Government Relations
  • Health Care
Contact InfoTelephone: +1 312 701 7323
Fax: 312 706 9135
University Knox College, B.A., 1979
Law SchoolLoyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1986
Admitted1986, Illinois; 1986, US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois, Inc., outside Counsel, 2003 to date; Board of Directors, Member, 1995-2003
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Member, Board of Directors, Member, 2003 to date
Joliet Diocesan Board of Conciliation, Member, 2009 to 2014
Joliet Diocesan Development Council, Chairman, 2009 to 2013
Joliet Diocesan Finance Council, Member, 2009 to date; Chairman 2013 to date
Joliet Diocesan Pastoral Council, Member, 2002 to 2008; Chairman 2005-2007
IMD Guest House Foundation, Chairman, 2001 to 2014
Board of Commissioners, DuPage Water Commission, Commissioner, 2002-2003
State Mandates Board of Review, State of Illinois, Member, 1994-2003
Notre Dame Parish Council, President, 1998-2000
Siwash Athletic Club, Board of Directors, Member, 1998-2000
Village of Clarendon Hills Caucus, President and Trustee Nominating Committee, Member, 1994-1995
District 181, Nominating Committee, Member, 1992-1993
America 2000, Treasurer, 1991-2004
Capital Development Board, State of Illinois, Member, 1990-1992
Citizens for Jim Thompson, Treasurer, 1989-2004
Board of Ethics, State of Illinois, Chairman, 1988-1989
American Bar Association
National Association of Bond Lawyers
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
International Association of Gaming Attorneys


John Janicik's law practice is primarily dedicated to two key areas of law: public law and finance, and corporate law and finance.

John counsels clients in regulatory, government relations, public law and municipal finance areas. He represents participants in municipal finance transactions as bond counsel, underwriters' counsel, issuer's counsel and credit enhancer's counsel and represents private-sector clients before state and local governments. John advises various casino industry interests on regulatory, financing and corporate matters and counsels a variety of private-sector and government clients. John also advises clients across a broad variety of corporate issues, including financings, acquisitions and general counsel.

Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 1988, John was associated with another prominent Chicago law firm. Between 1984 and 1985, he served as Legal Clerk to the Illinois Commerce Commission and, from 1982 to 1983, as Legislative Liaison for the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs. John also worked (1981-1982) as Assistant to James R. Thompson, then Governor of Illinois. Earlier, he held positions with a leading US food-products manufacturer. John is an active member of numerous professional and civic organizations and has served with various state and local government agencies.


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Governmental Plan Investors and the Borrowing Base
Zachary K. Barnett,John A. Janicik,Kristin M. Rylko,Matthew A. Simmons, August 13, 2014
A subscription credit facility, also frequently referred to as a capital call facility (a “Subscription Facility”), is a loan made by a bank or other credit institution (a “Lender”) to a private equity fund (a “Fund”). What distinguishes a Subscription Facility...

Campaign Finance in the Wake of the US Supreme Court’s McCutcheon Decision
Mitchell D. Holzrichter,John A. Janicik,Joseph Seliga, April 11, 2014
In a significant campaign finance decision, the Supreme Court struck down one of the key limits on federal campaign contributions. The Court’s decision in McCutcheon v. FEC eliminated the two-year aggregate campaign contribution limits, one of the pillars of the Federal Election Campaign Act...

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John A. Janicik

71 S. Wacker Drive
ChicagoIL 60606


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