John D. Altenburg Jr

Major General John D. Altenburg Jr. (USA, Retired) focuses his practice on contract litigation and international law in the defense and homeland security sectors. The scope of his practice includes corporate representation, both domestic and international, including multilateral development bank and federal agency debarment proceedings. General Altenburg served 28 years as a lawyer in the Army, where he represented the Army before Congress, state and local governments, and in court in the United States and Germany. He advised, counseled and negotiated at all levels within the Army, the Department of Defense and the Department of Justice, frequently on matters of great interest to Members of Congress and the national media. He served as the Deputy Judge Advocate General for the Department of the Army from 1997 to 2001. He advised senior military and civilian leaders on critical legal and policy issues and directed the day-to-day operations of approximately 1,800 civilian and uniformed attorneys in 70 offices and 3,000 National Guard and Army Reserve attorneys in providing comprehensive legal services to commanders, soldiers and civilians of the Army worldwide. Gen. Altenburg returned to the firm in November, 2006, from a public service leave of absence as the Appointing Authority for Military Commissions, Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Government Contracts & Projects, 2) Government Law & Policy and 3) Defense & Homeland Security
Law School J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law
Education B.A., English and International Studies, Wayne State University
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia, Supreme Court of Ohio, Supreme Court of the United States, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals
Most recent firm Greenberg Traurig LLP
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