John F. Cooney

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John F. Cooney is currently a partner at Venable LLP in Washington, D.C.  He focuses on economic regulatory, administrative, and constitutional litigation involving federal agencies at the trial and appellate levels. His areas of experience include financial services, white collar defense, environment, and separation of powers.

Cooney has 30 years experience in regulatory policy making and regulatory litigation. He served as Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, and as Deputy General Counsel for Litigation and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget.  Cooney served as counsel for OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, and was involved in policy disputes involving legal interpretation of most major federal regulatory statutes.

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