Jenner & Block

Grant B. Schweikert is an associate in the firm’s Government Contracts and Aviation and Aerospace  Practices.  He represents clients of all sizes doing business in the government and aviation markets in solving their most complex and high-stakes problems whether by transactional, regulatory or litigation-focused solutions.

Mr. Schweikert has successfully guided companies through complicated issues often involved in dealing with the government, including government investigations, bid protests, government audit responses and claims, contract disputes and commercial transactions.  Mr. Schweikert has significant experience representing both buyers and sellers in all aspects related to acquisitions and divestitures of government contractor businesses.

As a pilot, Mr. Schweikert brings an especially valuable perspective to representing his aviation and aerospace clients through a wide-range of commercial, regulatory and compliance issues involving US and foreign airlines, business aviation and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

Mr. Schweikert also has experience guiding foreign investors and domestic sellers of US businesses through the Committee on Foreign Investment in the Unites States (CFIUS) filing process.  His CFIUS representation extends beyond the government and aviation markets to include counseling clients in assessing risks, preparing and filing joint voluntary notices and mandatory declarations, and counseling related to CFIUS’ expanded authority under the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA).

Prior to practicing law, Mr. Schweikert served as a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot in the US Navy.  He also served as a military policy advisor at the Pentagon and diplomatic negotiator at a US Department of Defense agency.  Mr. Schweikert currently serves as a judge advocate in the Navy Reserve.