John McMickle is a founding principal of North South Government Strategies. From 1995-2001, John served as Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee where he advised Chairman Grassley (R-IA) on an array of policy matters under the committee’s jurisdiction, including the last comprehensive re-write of the nation’s bankruptcy laws. After leaving the Hill, Mr. McMickle served for a decade as a partner in the government affairs department of a major international law firm and then as President of a boutique public strategies consulting firm. Mr. McMickle received a B.A. from the University of Tennessee in 1989 and a J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law in 1994.

Publication Credits:

  • Co-author of the Bankruptcy Code Manual, a legal guide to bankruptcy law published by Thomson Publishing (2004-2010).
  • Author, “Trade-In Value and Auto Loans After Bankruptcy Reform,” The Bankruptcy Strategist, November/December 2009 (Part I, Part II)
  • Author, “Living Expenses in Chapter 13: A Fresh Look at the Legislative History of Bankruptcy Reform,” American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, February 2008.
  • John McMickle is a frequent panelist on bankruptcy policy issues.