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alum for his or her contribution to the legal field, service to the law school,
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Touro Law Center's Office of Institutional Advancement is proud to announce that John Cooney ’08 has been selected as the alum of the month for July 2013. Mr. Cooney was a member of the Moot Court Board and was class valedictorian. He remains an active member of the Touro Law Center Community through the Dean’s Alumni Advisory Council, Alumni Council, mentor program and special event committees. His accomplished career highlighted in the bio below. On behalf of the entire law school community, we extend our congratulations to John Cooney.
John J. Cooney is an associate at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek where he is a member of the Firm’s Health Law Department, White Collar Crime and Investigations practice group, and the newly formed Digital Media practice group. In addition, he works closely with the Municipal and Government Affairs Department, with a focus on government procurement law, including bid protest litigation. Mr. Cooney has also served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Joseph F. Bianco in the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York.
Mr. Cooney has successfully represented clients in a wide variety of sophisticated cases, including criminal and civil litigation involving federal and state authorities as well as complex government procurement proposals and disputes. In addition, he has represented health care professionals in the areas of federal and state criminal and regulatory matters and professional disciplinary proceedings.
Mr. Cooney came to Ruskin Moscou Faltischek with over fifteen years of management and leadership experience at various Fortune 200 companies. He is a former United States Marine Corps officer and combat veteran of the Persian Gulf War. After serving his country, Mr. Cooney was trained as a software engineer at Columbia University, and his technical background proves particularly useful in the government procurement law arena as well as complex fraud investigations and litigation, which have increasingly involved information technologies and analytics.
Mr. Cooney received graduated from Touro Law Center in 2008, where he was class valedictorian. He was a Nassau County Bar Association Moot Court Champion and received numerous awards for academic excellence. He also received the Cornelius W. Wickersham Jr. Award, which is awarded by the Federal Bar Council to the graduating student judged most proficient in constitutional law. During law school, he served as an intern for the Economic Crimes Bureau of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office and was a member of the Touro Law Moot Court Editorial Board.
In August 2010, Mr. Cooney was named an adjunct professor at Touro Law Center. In that capacity, he teaches a weekly legal writing and analysis class for law students. In addition, he is a member of Touro Law Center’s Alumni Council, serves on the Dean’s Alumni Advisory Council, Veterans Advisory Group, mentor program and participates on the law center’s special event committees. Mr. Cooney currently serves on the board at American Legion Post 694, which actively supports Long Island’s youth, veterans, and those in need. In addition, since 2003, Mr. Cooney has led the effort to supply combat gear to Long Island’s brave men and women serving overseas and assist their families at home.
The New York Bar Exam By the Issues, (co-author), Thomson Reuters Publishing (January 2012)