Michael Weiner

Legislative Assistant

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Michael Weiner helps clients understand and shape public policy that affects their industries and policy goals.  He assists clients in navigating the federal policy landscape pertaining to energy, environmental, transportation and cybersecurity issues, with a focus on advanced technologies.  Michael also has significant coalition management experience, serving as the Director of Coalition Services for the Carbon Utilization Research Council (CURC) and the Secretary of the Marine Energy Council (MEC).

Michael advises clients on legislative and regulatory matters affecting their businesses by providing Congressional and Executive branch monitoring, reporting, analysis, and advocacy, researching funding opportunities to advance clients' goals, coordinating with legislative and executive branch staff, officials, and regional business leaders,  monitoring and evaluating policy developments and industry news, and crafting creative materials that strategically present complex information.

Before joining Van Ness Feldman, Michael served as an intern in the office of Wisconsin State Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca in Madison, WI, where he worked on environmental, education, and transportation issues.  He is currently pursuing a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree at the George Washington University with a focus on environmental sustainability and technology policy.

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University of Wisconsin B.A., Legal Studies & Political Science, 2013