Henry C. Cashen


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.

Representation of Associations

Mr. Cashen has provided counsel to associations including the American Greyhound Track Operators Association, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, the Investment Company Institute, the International Coach Federation Inc., the International SPA Association, and the Cigar Association of America. In this capacity, he has counseled clients on all issues pertaining to non-profit associations. The Franciscan Monastery of Washington, D.C.; The Commissariat of the Holy Land USA and The Custody of the Holy Land USA.


Mr. Cashen has provided counsel to clients in various industries, including:

  • Middle East Airlines, Kuwait Airways, and Alitalia Airlines on aviation matters.
  • International clients in establishing franchise operations in the United States for a major Italian retailer.
  • Swiss manufacturer in the sale and distribution of food processing equipment to major U.S. food manufacturers and processors.
  • United States subsidiary (investment banking firm) of the Dresdner Bank of Germany.

Public Service

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).


2015–2020, listed in Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll



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

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).



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


  • Brown University, BA
  • University of Michigan Law School, JD