Patrick CooneyFederal Lobbyist (Off-Site)
Patrick is the Principal at The Federal Group, Inc. Prior to forming the firm in 1999, Patrick represented the interests of the nation's physical therapists as Senior Policy Advisor at the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). As the senior advocate for the physical therapy profession, he was responsible for the federal legislative and political strategies of the profession on Capitol Hill. Patrick represented the interests of clinical laboratory scientists prior to joining the physical therapists. As Assistant Director of Government Affairs for the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, he lobbied Congress on a range of issues relating to the quality of laboratory testing and access to qualified personnel. Prior to working as a lobbyist, Patrick served as a legislative aide to a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and a member of the U.S. Senate. He has expansive knowledge of the legislative, regulatory, and political processes in Washington. Patrick is a graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. He is originally from Omaha and remains a big Cornhusker football fan.