• District of Columbia
  • Michigan
  • Supreme Court of the United States


  • American Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Michigan Bar Association


  • University of Michigan Law School, JD
  • Brown University, BA
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Henry C. Cashen

Senior Counsel

Washington, DC v. +1.202.420.2213 f. +1.202.420.2201

Henry Cashen capitalizes on his government experience to address problems unique to the federal government, its agencies and departments, the Executive Office of the President, and the United States Congress.

He has represented clients before the U.S. Congress and the standing committees of the Senate and House. He has also served as Washington counsel to several trade and professional associations, as well as nonprofit organizations and international businesses.

Representation of Clients before Congress and Federal Agencies

Mr. Cashen has consistently represented clients before the Departments of Transportation (aviation and highway matters), Agriculture (food marketing, safety, and inspection matters), Treasury (U.S. Customs matters and regulation of government-sponsored enterprises), Interior (Indian gambling and National Park Service matters), Housing and Urban Development (subsidized housing programs and regulation of government-sponsored enterprises), Health and Human Services (healthcare reform and healthcare financing), and the Department of Justice (all civil divisions). He has formed and participated in major coalitions on a variety of issues, including all federal gambling laws and regulations, food and drug labeling, regulations of government-sponsored agencies, rural healthcare reform, low-cost housing, and the corporate tax consequences that would result from proposed revisions to tax laws.

In 1969, Mr. Cashen entered federal government service and, as deputy counsel to the president (1969-1970), he served as liaison for the White House with the Departments of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Postal Service Corporation, and the Office of Personnel Management. As deputy assistant to the president (1971-1973), he directed the Office of Public Liaison. In 1984, he was appointed by President Reagan to the Board of Directors of the Federal National Mortgage Association and was reappointed by President Bush (1984-1991).


Mr. Cashen serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Safe Shores, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and working directly with child victims of abuse in D.C. Additionally, Mr. Cashen served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Episcopal Center for Children (1974-1980) and the Board of Trustees of the Brown University Sports Foundation, Providence, Rhode Island (1986-present). He served on the Board of Trustees of the McLean School of Potomac, Maryland (1993-1995), the Board of Trustees of Pomfret School, Pomfret, Connecticut (1992-1998), and the Board of Governors of the Metropolitan Club of Washington (1990-1995) (2001-2006).


  • 2015 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll

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