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  • The George Washington University Law School
    JD, 1978

  • United States Naval Academy
    BS, 1968
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John Doyle, Jr.
Special Counsel
Suite 600
499 S Capitol St SW
Washington, D.C. 20003
202.203.1000 tel
202.203.0000 fax

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John Doyle is special counsel in the firm’s Government Relations group. For more than 40 years, he has worked on water resources development, transportation, environmental, maritime, technology, public works, and appropriations issues.

John has handled senior executive assignments in the Department of the Army and been a senior member of the staff in the US House of Representatives. Among other leadership positions, he served as the chief of staff for the Committee on Public Works and Transportation (now the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee) and as the acting Assistant Secretary and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works). He was minority counsel for water for the Committee on Public Works and Transportation and, prior to that, of its Subcommittee on Water Resources.

John’s strengths include tremendous experience with Army Corps of Engineers issues and the relevant congressional committees that oversee the Corps’ work. He understands the workings of government, development and implementation of strategic initiatives, and management of everyday agency relations, with particular experience in regard to infrastructure issues.

A former surface warfare officer, John is a captain (retired) in the US Naval Reserve and leads the firm's representation of a national coalition of carriers and shippers formed to support modernization, operation, and maintenance of the inland waterways system.


  • Maritime News, "CEO Six Pack," marine industry leading executives
  • Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, two-time recipient



  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Propeller Club of Washington, DC