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Patrick Cooney


Patrick Cooney established The Federal Group, Inc., in 1999 to provide high-quality government relations consulting services to companies, associations, municipalities, and non-profit organizations. Over the past twenty-five years, The Federal Group has represented the interests of over 50 health-related 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 in 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 Washington’s legislative, regulatory, and political processes. He frequently speaks on government relations matters, particularly 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.

Patrick can be reached at patrick@federalgrp.com.

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