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Michael J. Cooney

Michael J. Cooney

Nixon Peabody LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Mike Cooney counsels charitable and other nonprofit entities, providing the nonprofit corporate and tax-exempt context in which these organizations drive mission and margin. Mike helps optimize their ability to identify opportunities for enhanced fundraising and grant access, project management, governance and legal compliance. He also works with colleges/universities doing life sciences research and helps donors and entrepreneurs wanting to leverage PRIs to advance life science research. Mike directs NP’s higher education and exempt organizations teams.

Mike was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 in the fields of Nonprofit/Charities Law and Tax Law, and named Non-Profit/Charities Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Washington, DC. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2007. He has also been recognized in Super Lawyers New York—Metro in Nonprofit, Schools & Education, and Health Care (2012). A Thomson Reuters publication, Super Lawyers evaluates lawyers based on a peer-review surveys and independent research.


University of Virginia, J.D., Managing Editor, Virginia Journal of International Law

Hamilton College, B.A., magna cum laude (Senior Fellow)


District of Columbia


New York
Michael J. Cooney is associated with the following items:
Journal Chapter  Journal Chapter The Future of State and Federal Enforcement Initiatives in the Nonprofit Sector - The Current: The Journal of PLI Press, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Summer 2017), Monday, July 10, 2017

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