Washington, District Of Columbia 20004
ohn Cooney 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. Mr. Cooney has 35 years of 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. Mr. Cooney served as counsel for OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, which reviews agency regulations on behalf of the President, and was involved in policy disputes involving legal interpretation of most major federal regulatory statutes. Mr. Cooney is co-chair of Venable's Ethics Committee.
Argued and obtained preliminary injunction against moratorium issued by the Secretary of the Interior prohibiting offshore deepwater drilling, Hornbeck Offshore Services v. Salazar, 696 F.Supp.2d 627 (E.D. La. 2010) and successfully defended the injunction in oral argument to the Fifth Circuit.
Represents entity that received FEMA Public Assistance grant funds to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina in defending audit by the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security.
|Areas of Practice||1) Regulatory, 2) Appellate Litigation, 3) Corporate Governance and Investigations, 4) Investigations and White Collar Defense, 5) Environmental Law, 6) Environmental Crimes Defense, 7) Securities Enforcement and Compliance and 8) Internal Investigations|
|Law School||Loyola University Chicago School of Law (J.D., 1973)|
|Education||Brown University (A.B.,1970)|
|Bar Member / Association||District of Columbia Bar Association, Massachusetts State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||Venable LLP|
Alan Singer is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Securities Practice. Mr. Singer advises companies with regard to a diverse range of corporate and securities matters.