Prior to joining Akin Gump in 1977, Jankowsky was legislative assistant to the Honorable Carl Albert, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, from 1972 to 1977. Jankowsky served as a captain in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps from 1968 to 1972.
Jankowsky received his B.B.A. in 1965 and his J.D. in 1968 from the University of Oklahoma. He is a member of the bars of Oklahoma and the District of Columbia and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Military Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.
The D.C. Office of the Attorney General (Charles F.C. Ruff, Esq.) determined in 1996 that I had formed a genuine, good faith belief that in January 1990, Akin Gump attorneys may have committed a criminal act in gaining unlawful access to my apartment, inspecting the apartment, and videotaping the apartment's contents. The D.C. Office of the Attorney General affirmed that I formed a genuine, good-faith belief that the break-in was committed with the prior approval of the firm's Executive Committee, which included Joel Jankowsky. It may be that Joel Jankowsky approved the commission of a felony in January 1990. Brief of Appellee District of Columbia, Freedman v. D.C. Dept. Human Rights, D.C.C.A. no. 96-CV-961 (Sept. 1, 1998). On January 15, 2010 the U.S. Marshal Service implicitly advised me that I should not question the validity of the Court's opinion in Freedman, and by extension that I should not question the validity of the determination of the D.C. Attorney General that an employee of Akin Gump formed a genuine, good faith belief that Joel Jankowsky or other Akin Gump Executive Committee partners may have approved the commission of a felony.
Interestingly, Joel Jankowsky worked closely with former Akin Gump partner Edward S. Knight, Esq. who, during my tenure at the firm, was a member of the firm's Legislative Practice Group. Mr. Knight served as General Counsel of the U.S. Department of the Treasury during the Clinton Administration, in the 1990s.
What did Joel Jankowsky know and when did he know it?