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Mayer Brown announced today that Chicago-based Government Relations & Public Law partner John A. Janicik received the Torchbearer Award at the Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) 2017 annual dinner meeting. According to the BBB, the award is presented annually to a business or government leader who has made significant efforts, with demonstrable results, to assist in spreading the spirit and practices that the Better Business Bureau stands for – ethics, fairness, trustworthiness and the concept of business self-regulation.

Mr. Janicik was on the Chicago Board of the BBB on behalf of Mayer Brown for five years and served as pro bono outside legal counsel for 16 years. Leader of the firm’s Government Relations & Public Law practice, he focuses his practice on counseling clients in regulatory matters, government relations and public law, and represents participants in municipal finance transactions. He also advises various casino industry interests on regulatory, financing and corporate matters.