Brian Cooney

Senior Vice President, Legislative Counsel

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Brian Cooney is senior vice president and legislative counsel for the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA).  He advocates before Congress regarding the interests of nearly 5,700 community banks of all sizes and charter types about the impact of legislative proposals on their communities and their constituents and the local economy. Most recently, Cooney worked for several years towards the enactment of S. 2155, the community bank regulatory relief act, which was signed into law in May 2018.

Cooney has over 30 years of experience in representing the business interests of various stakeholder groups before the U.S. Congress, including homebuilders, CPAs, mortgage banks and community banks. He received a BS in finance from Villanova University, a JD from George Mason University and a LLM in Securities Law from Georgetown University.