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Aaron McKenney

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Aaron McKenney

Lecturer in Law

Aaron McKenney is an associate in the Reston, Virginia office of Cooley LLP. His legal practice is focused on advising and supporting clients through various business transactions, including venture capital financings, corporate governance, and merger and acquisitions. Aaron works on varied projects with particular emphases in the technology, healthcare, and security industries. He is an accredited attorney with the Department of Veterans Affairs and has a particular interest in assisting veteran entrepreneurs and investors.

Aaron is a Special Forces officer in the Army Reserve, currently assigned to the 75th Innovation Command. He previously served as an Operations Officer with the Office of Special Warfare, a Special Forces Company Executive Officer, a Special Forces Underwater Operations Detachment Commander, an Infantry Company Executive Officer, and a Rifle Platoon Leader. His military experience includes overseas deployments for Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Inherent Resolve, and a Counter Narco-Terrorism mission.

Aaron holds a JD and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania and a BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He completed an internship at the United States Attorney’s Office (Eastern District of Pennsylvania) and currently resides in Ashburn, Virginia with his wife, Amy, and two sons.


  • JDUniversity of Pennsylvania Law School19
  • MBAThe Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania19
  • BSUnited States Military Academy07