Michael Weiner

Director, Governmental Issues

Michael Weiner is an experienced public policy professional providing strategic advice and representation on federal legislative and regulatory issues.  His portfolio includes matters relating to federal energy, environmental, natural resources, transportation, and energy sector cybersecurity policy.  He also assists clients with federal appropriations matters and monitors major actions and emerging issues on Capitol Hill.

Michael has significant experience representing several of the firm’s coalition clients, including his service as the Associate Director for the Carbon Utilization Research Council (CURC) and the Clean Hydrogen Future Coalition (CHFC).  On behalf of each of these organizations, he assists with the development of federal policies supporting carbon capture, utilization, and storage; and clean hydrogen technology deployment.  Michael has extensive experience successfully advocating for bipartisan federal funding programs that support the commercialization of these technologies.  

Before joining Van Ness Feldman, Michael worked in the office of Wisconsin State Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca on environmental, education, and transportation issues. He holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the George Washington University with a focus on clean energy and environmental policy.


George Washington University M.A., Public Administration, 2020

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