John G. DeGooyer

Retired Partner


John G. DeGooyer is a retired partner with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he was a member of the firm’s Government Procurement, Construction, and Appellate Practices. His practice included government contracts, commercial and federal administrative litigation, and federal regulatory matters.

In the government contracts field, Mr. DeGooyer counseled and litigated in many areas, including contract negotiation and formation, bid protests, contract administration, cost accounting standards, defective pricing, claims by and against contractors, fraud investigations, suspension and debarment, contractor compliance programs, and internal investigations.

Mr. DeGooyer also litigated a wide range of matters in the courts and before arbitrators including the legality of federal administrative regulations, the interpretation of commercial contracts, misappropriation of trade secrets, and environmental issues.

For many years, Mr. DeGooyer counseled trade associations and firms in the automotive industry on a variety of matters including product liability, regulatory compliance, and health and safety issues.

Mr. DeGooyer has been Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system.

Mr. DeGooyer received his undergraduate degree from Duke University (A.B. 1964, history) and his law degree from American University (J.D., 1967), where he was a member of the Law Review. After graduation, Mr. DeGooyer served as a law clerk to the Hon. Alexander Holtzoff, United States District Court for the District of Columbia. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First, Fourth, Tenth, District of Columbia, and Federal Circuits, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Court of International Trade, and the U.S. Supreme Court.