John D. VanDeventer is an associate in the firm’s Restructuring and Bankruptcy practice. Mr. VanDeventer has represented a broad range of clients, including chapter 7 and 11 trustees, debtors, and creditors in bankruptcies and bankruptcy-related litigation. He joined the firm in 2014.
Mr. VanDeventer received his B.A. in Social Relations and Policy, with honor, from the James Madison College at Michigan State University in 2007. He received his J.D., cum laude, in 2013 from the University of Michigan Law School. While in law school, Mr. VanDeventer served as a student attorney for the Pediatric Advocacy Clinic, and as vice president of the board of directors for the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Project. He also served as a Notes Editor for the Michigan Law Review. Mr. VanDeventer was a recipient of the law school’s Excellence in Pro Bono Service Award, and the Rockwell T. Gust Advocacy Award for demonstrated potential as an outstanding trial lawyer and advocate.
Prior to joining Jenner & Block, Mr. VanDeventer worked on numerous state and federal political campaigns as a researcher and political consultant.