John P Janka is a partner in the Washington, DC office of Latham & Watkins LLP, where he served as a global leader of the communications law practice group for a decade. For almost three decades, Mr Janka has counselled international telecommunications operators and ISPs, content providers, investors and banks on a variety of regulatory, transactional and controversy matters. His experience includes the purchase, sale and financing of communications companies, the procurement and deployment of communications facilities, global spectrum strategies and dispute resolution, the provision of communications capacity, content distribution, strategic planning, and effectuating changes in legal and regulatory frameworks. His clients include satellite operators, broadband providers, wireless and other terrestrial communications companies, video programming suppliers, ISPs, television and radio broadcast stations, and firms that invest in and finance these types of entities.
Mr Janka has served as a United States delegate to an ITU World Radio-communication Conference in Geneva, and as a law clerk to the Honourable Cynthia Holcomb Hall, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr Janka holds a JD degree from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, where he graduated as a member of the Order of the Coif, and an AB degree from Duke University, where he graduated magnacum laude.