Patrick Cooney President

Patrick Cooney established The Federal Group, Inc. in 1999 with the objective of providing affordable, high-quality government relations consulting services to companies, associations, municipalities, and non-profit organizations. Over the past 20 years, The Federal Group has represented the interests of over 40 organizations.

Prior to starting the firm, Patrick lobbied on behalf of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS).

Patrick served as a Legislative Assistant to Congressman Dick Swett (D-NH) who served the United States House of Representatives from 1991 – 1995.  He also served as the State Field Director on the 1990 reelection campaign of the late Senator Jim Exon (D-NE) who served as a Senator from 1979 – 1997.

Patrick has an expansive knowledge of the legislative, regulatory, and political processes in Washington.  He frequently speaks on government relations matters, particularly in the area of health care policy.

Patrick is a graduate of the College of Business at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He resides near Mount Vernon in Alexandria, Virginia. Growing up in Omaha, Nebraska, he remains a loyal Cornhusker fan.

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