We are pleased to announce that Bill Cooper has joined McV as Senior Policy Counsel in the Corporate Practice Group and as member of the Government Affairs Practice Team. He has been named Director of the Firm’s Washington, DC office, where he will be based.
Bill is an attorney with more than thirty years of legal and business experience in the energy and environmental sectors. For the past two years, he was the Staff Director for the Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources - the Congressional committee with jurisdiction over Puerto Rico affairs led by U.S. Representative Rob Bishop (R-Utah). During his tenure as Staff Director, Bill was also Senior Policy Advisor to the Committee on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and was actively involved in the passage of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA).
From 2007 to 2015, Bill was the Executive Director, and later President, of the Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG), a trade association of Liquefied Natural Gas producers, shippers, terminal operators and developers, and energy trade associations. As President of CLNG, he led the association’s issue advocacy initiative with the U.S. Congress, the White House, and Federal agencies on oil and gas matters, particularly with respect to liquefied natural gas. Prior to working at CLNG he was a partner with the law firm of Hunton & Williams, LLP.
He holds an A.B. in Economics from Wabash College and a J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Tennessee and the District of Columbia.
McConnell Valdés is honored to have Bill as part of our excellent roster of talented attorneys and professionals.
Please join us in welcoming him to the Firm!
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