John R. Sharp

Squire Patton Boggs

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California Street 1801
Denver 80202 CO US

Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) John R. Sharp advises clients on a wide spectrum of administrative and regulatory law issues. His experience encompasses extensive work in the energy sector, including domestic and international oil and gas, nuclear energy, alternative and renewable energy projects and federal grants and loan guarantees for energy projects.

His energy-related work includes extensive experience in antitrust and competition law, with a special focus on energy-related mergers, acquisitions, and business combinations, and compliance by foreign energy and petrochemical companies with U.S. antitrust laws.

John has represented clients in matters before the Department of Energy, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, the Office of Natural Resources Revenue, and the Interior Board of Land Appeals, as well as other federal agencies including the Surface Transportation Board, the National Park Service, and numerous agencies within the Department of Defense.

Lt. Col. Sharp also specializes in federal procurement law, with a special focus on SBA programs, Veterans Administration issues and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned or Veteran-Owned Small Businesses.  He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience on procurement, defense and national security-related issues to the table for his clients, having served in the U.S. Army for nearly 22 years in a variety of assignments worldwide before joining the firm.

A Russian linguist, Lt. Col. Sharp served for many years as a Soviet-East European (Eurasian) Foreign Area Officer, developing special proficiency concerning the Trans-Caucasian and Central Asian regions.

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • American Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Bar Association
  • Association of the United States Army
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation


  • University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, J.D., 2005
  • University of Washington, M.A.I.S., 1990
  • University of Tennessee, B.A., with high honors, 1980


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