Corner Office Strategies

Corner Office Strategies works exclusively with decisionmakers looking to achieve measurable public affairs outcomes. Our best work comes when the stakes are high, and the challenge requires creative, out-of-the box thinking.

Areas of Focus

Strategic Communications and Planning

Message Development

Reputation Management

Strategic Media Relations

Crisis Communications

Who We Are

Corner Office Strategies is a boutique public affairs firm that provides strategic counsel to decisionmakers, organizations, and the causes and campaigns they care about. The consultancy was founded by Anthony Coley, a battle-tested communications strategist who has helped top government officials, Fortune 500 companies, and non-profit organizations navigate their most pressing challenges. His work has taken him from the Halls of Congress to the U.S. Treasury; and from presidential campaigns to corporate boardrooms. Most recently, Anthony led public affairs at the U.S. Justice Department and served as Attorney General Merrick Garland’s chief spokesman.

Anthony is also an on-air contributor at NBC News, CNBC, and MSNBC providing independent analysis of the leading political, legal, and economic issues of the day.

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More About Anthony

As a trusted adviser to Treasury secretaries, CEOs, and other prominent leaders, Anthony has shaped public opinion and communications on some of our nation’s most significant debates and challenges.

During the first two years of the Biden Administration, he led public affairs at the U.S. Department of Justice and served as Attorney General Merrick Garland’s chief spokesman. He also oversaw national media relations for the Justice Department’s litigating divisions, law enforcement components, and U.S. Attorney offices, among others. At the end of Anthony’s tenure, Attorney General Garland presented him with the Edmund J. Randolph Award – the Justice Department’s highest honor. 

Prior, he served at the U.S. Department of the Treasury as Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Public Affairs. There he worked in close collaboration with President Barack Obama’s economic team to create and implement public affairs strategies on issues related to capital markets, banks, and non-bank financial institutions, and the 2011 debt limit crisis. Anthony traveled extensively at the Treasury Department, advising senior officials and briefing journalists on more than 30 trips in the U.S. and around the world. At the end of his service, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew presented him with Treasury’s Distinguished Service Award and medal. 

Previously, Anthony spent five years as Executive Vice President, Communications, at Managed Funds Association (MFA), the global trade association for the alternative investment industry. He also served as Senior Advisor to MFA’s President and CEO, former Republican Congressman Richard H. Baker. Prior, he advised Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, and other clients as a Director at Brunswick Group.

Earlier in his career, Anthony concurrently served as Communications Director and chief spokesman for U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy and the U.S. Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. He was also a top communications aide to U.S. Representative Harold Ford, Jr., U.S. Senator Zell Miller and U.S. Senator Jon S. Corzine. In the New Jersey Statehouse, Anthony was press secretary to the Governor and later Director of Public Communications for the State. He has also worked on the communications staff of two presidential campaigns: Gore-Lieberman 2000 and Kerry-Edwards 2004.

Currently, Anthony is an on-air contributor at NBC News, CNBC, and MSNBC providing independent analysis of the leading political, legal, and economic issues of the day. Through his boutique public affairs firm, Corner Office Strategies, he provides senior-level counsel to decision makers and organizations facing high-profile moments or critical public affairs challenges.

Anthony received a B.A. in Business Administration from Morehouse College and a M.A. in Legislative Affairs from The George Washington University.

For more information about Anthony, including recent media appearances and commentary, visit

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