John Arnett is a consultant in the firm's Washington, D.C. Government Relations and Public Policy practice group. John serves as the Government Affairs Counsel for the Copper and Brass Fabricators Council. He has served the Council in this capacity for fourteen years, first as an employee of the Council and now as a consultant with Kelley Drye.
In his capacity as Government Affairs Council, John advocates for the Council’s and other related industry associations’ public policy initiatives in the areas of environment, safety and trade before the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and other federal agencies. In this advocacy role, he frequently works with other trade associations to organize ad hoc policy groups to advance public policy positions of mutual interest.
Prior to receiving his law degree from The George Washington University Law School in 1993, John worked in the aluminum industry for twenty years as a metallurgical engineer, production manager, facility manager and marketing manager.