华盛顿 + 1.202.879.3424

John Cheretis advises clients in complex international trade, national security, and government contracting matters. John regularly assists clients with structuring cross-border projects, investments, and supply chains, as well as navigating U.S. government reviews and investigations.

John has significant experience advising clients with U.S. import, export, sanctions, and investment controls across strategic industries. He has assisted companies with successfully navigating investment reviews conducted by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). John also advises clients in connection with internal and government investigations concerning compliance with U.S. trade laws arising under the various economic sanctions programs administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), export controls requirements set forth in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and customs laws administered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). John has also advised clients on the impact of tariff measures imposed by the United States Trade Representative (USTR) on multijurisdiction supply chains.

In addition, John assists clients with understanding the eligibility requirements for federal funding programs and government contract-related regulatory requirements, including the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), the Buy American Act, and the Trade Agreements Act.

John maintains an active pro bono practice as well. He represents U.S. veterans in obtaining disability benefits and individuals seeking asylum and other forms of immigration relief. John also counsels a U.S.-based nonprofit with its mission to preserve a famous American author's home, literary works, and possessions located in Cuba.


  • Accurate Background acquires Orange Tree Employment Screening LLCJones Day advised Accurate Background, the largest privately held and minority-owned global provider of compliant background checks, drug and health screening, and workforce monitoring solutions, in its acquisition of Orange Tree Employment Screening, a technology-driven background screening provider.
  • Riverside sells Energy Exemplar to Blackstone and Vista Equity PartnersJones Day advised investment funds affiliated with Riverside's Australia Fund in connection with the sale of its Energy Exemplar platform to a newly formed acquisition vehicle jointly controlled by investment funds affiliated with Blackstone and Vista Equity Partners.
  • Major U.S. software company conducts enhanced end user due diligence requirementsJones Day assisted a major U.S. software company with enhanced end user due diligence requirements in compliance with a procedure from the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS).
  • U.S. cybersecurity services company successfully resolves apparent export controls issues with Bureau of Industry and SecurityJones Day represented a U.S. cybersecurity services company in voluntarily disclosing potential export controls issues to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), resulting in the issuance of a no action letter.
  • Radial Equity acquires Moss Motors and Rimmer BrosJones Day advised Radial Equity Partners in the acquisition and financing of Moss Motors, a U.S.-headquartered aftermarket supplier of parts for British cars, and Rimmer Bros, a UK-based supplier of replacement parts for UK marque vehicles.
  • U.S. software provider successfully resolves inquiry from Nuclear Regulatory CommissionJones Day advised a U.S. software provider in response to a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) finding of apparent non-compliance with regulatory and contractual requirements, and in related compliance enhancements and industry outreach.
  • FirstEnergy sells $3.5 billion transmission stake to BrookfieldJones Day advised FirstEnergy Corp. in the $3.5 billion sale of an additional 30.0% equity stake in its subsidiary FirstEnergy Transmission (“FET”), the holding company for FirstEnergy’s three regulated electric transmission businesses, to North American Transmission Company II L.P., FirstEnergy’s existing joint venture partner in FET and a controlled investment vehicle entity of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners.
  • High Road Capital portfolio company acquires HTE TechnologiesJones Day advised High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company John Henry Foster Minnesota, Inc. of HTE Technologies, a leading automation supplier operating in Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois.
  • Multinational manufacturing company seeks compliance advice in connection with nuclear industry projectsJones Day counseled the U.S. subsidiary of a multinational manufacturing company regarding key compliance considerations relating to participation in U.S. nuclear projects.
  • NEP Group sells SOS Global to Rock-it CargoJones Day advised NEP Group in its sale of SOS Global (SOS) to Rock-it Cargo, the global leader in end-to-end logistics for live events and high net worth goods.
  • SingTel sells Trustwave to The Chertoff GroupJones Day represented Singapore Telecommunications Limited, southeast Asia’s largest telecommunications company, in the sale of Trustwave, a cyber security and managed security services business, to funds affiliated with The Chertoff Group for $205 million. In connection with the sale of Trustwave, Jones Day represented SingTel, as lender, in connection with a unique $195 million senior secured term loan and $40 million unsecured multiple draw term loan facility provided to Trustwave.
  • Affinity Partners leads €207 million Series F financing of EGYMJones Day represented Affinity Partners in its acquisition of an interest in EGYM, a global fitness technology and corporate health innovation leader, in a Series F financing of €107 million, with an additional €100 million available for future investments.
  • Astellas acquires Iveric bioJones Day advised Astellas Pharma Inc. in the $5.9 billion cash acquisition of Iveric bio, Inc., a science-driven biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of novel treatments for retinal diseases with significant unmet medical needs.
  • Rockwood Equity Partners sells BJG Electronics, Inc. to FDH AeroJones Day advised Rockwood Equity Partners LLC in connection with its sale of portfolio company BJG Electronics, Inc. ("BJG"), a global supplier of interconnect and electromechanical products to the world’s leading OEMs in the defense, commercial aviation, business aviation, space, oil and gas, and industrial markets, to FDH Aero ("FDH"), a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity.
  • Real Alloy sells European business to SpeiraJones Day advised Real Alloy Holding, LLC in the sale of its European aluminum and magnesium recycling operations to Speira GmbH, an affiliate of KPS Capital Partners.
  • Meridian Bioscience agrees to be acquired by SD Biosensor and SJL Partners in $1.53 billion all-cash transactionJones Day advised Meridian Bioscience, Inc. in its $1.53 billion all-cash acquisition by SD Biosensor and SJL Partners.
  • Salvadoran refugee obtains asylumJones Day obtained asylum for our client, a young Pentecostal Salvadoran woman who fled El Salvador to the United States in 2017 due to severe persecution.
  • CDPQ leads $125 million Series D financing of Soli OrganicJones Day advised CDPQ as lead investor in the $125 million Series D financing of Soli Organic, the nation's only soil-based, indoor farming company delivering 100% USDA certified organic produce.
  • Global internet infrastructure provider acquires nine data centersJones Day advised a global internet infrastructure provider in the acquisition of nine data centers, including colocation and related network services.
  • Marathon Petroleum Corp announces joint venture for Martinez Renewable Fuels Project with NesteJones Day advised Marathon Petroleum Corp. in the formation of a joint venture with Neste to convert Marathon’s idled refinery in Martinez, California into a 730 million gallons per year renewable fuels facility.