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John Fontana Cooney

John Fontana Cooney, American lawyer. Fluent in French. Member of American Bar Association (Counsel Section, Administrative Law & Regulatory Policy 2000-2003), District of Columbia Bar, Order of Coif, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Cooney, John Fontana was born on January 1, 1949 in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Son of John Joseph and Ida (Fontana) Cooney.

  • Education

    • AB magna cum laude, Brown University, 1970. Juris Doctor, University Chicago, 1973.

    Career

    • Attorney Gaston Snow & Ely Bartlett, Boston, 1973-1975. Assistant to solicitor general Department Justice, Washington, 1975-1976. Attorney Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, 1977-1982.

      Deputy general counsel Office Management & Budget, 1982-1987. Attorney Dickstein, Shapiro & Morin, 1987-1988, Venable, Baetjer, Howard & Civiletti, Washington, since 1988. Partner, Economic Regulatory Litig.

      Department and Administrative Regulation Department Venable LLP.

    Major achievements

    • Fluent in French.

    Works

    • Co-author: Environmental Crimes Deskbook, 1995. Associate editor University Chicago Law Review, board editors Administrative Law Review.

    Membership

    Member of American Bar Association (Counsel Section, Administrative Law & Regulatory Policy 2000-2003), District of Columbia Bar, Order of Coif, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • father: John Joseph Cooney
    • mother: Ida (Fontana) Cooney
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    Born January 1, 1949
    (age 68)
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