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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

Brown University (Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, 1970). University of Chicago (Juris Doctor, 1973).

Career

Worked at Venable, Attorneys at Law Venable, Baetjer and Howard, LLP (Baltimore, MD) specializing in Regulatory, Environmental, Appellate, Constitutional. Admitted to the bar, 1973, Massachusetts. 1977, District of Columbia.

1978, United States. District Court for the District of Columbia and United States. Supreme Court (Not admitted MD). Phi Beta Kappa; Order of the Coif.

Associate Editor, University of Chicago Law Review, 1972-1973. Lead Author: "Environmental Crimes Deskbook," Environmental Law Institute, 1995. Author: "Legal and Political History of Wine," University of California Book of Wine, 1983.

Deputy General Counsel, Office of Management and Budget, 1982-1987. Assistant to the Solicitor General, 1975-1976. Member: The District of Columbia Bar.

American Bar Association (Section on Administrative Law, Vice Chair, Separation of Powers Committee, 1987-1996. Member, Section on Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law, 1991—). (Resident, Washington, D.C. Office).

Membership

Member: The District of Columbia Bar. American Bar Association (Section on Administrative Law, Vice Chair, Separation of Powers Committee, 1987-1996. Member, Section on Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law, 1991—).

(Resident, Washington, D.C. Office).