Casey Cooper is a partner in the firm’s Washington, DC office. Mr. Cooper has significant experience defending criminal and civil investigations; conducting internal corporate investigations; and litigating contested proceedings in anti-corruption, fraud, securities and related matters.
Mr. Cooper has represented both corporations and individuals in a wide range of business sectors, including manufacturing, energy, software, life sciences, defense, financial services, communications, shipping, insurance and organized labor.
Mr. Cooper’s experience under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-bribery laws includes responding to inquiries from the U.S. Department of Justice and Securities & Exchange Commission; conducting internal investigations involving over 20 countries in North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa; handling whistle-blower complaints; and carrying out due diligence in connection with corporate acquisitions and the retention of business partners.
Mr. Cooper also regularly provides clients with practical and tailored advice on a wide-range of anti-corruption compliance issues. He has helped corporations design compliance programs; drafted codes of conduct and policies and procedures; conducted risk assessments; and provided compliance training for numerous corporations.
Mr. Cooper has been recognized by several legal industry publications and previously served in the Office of the Deputy Attorney General in the United States Department of Justice and on President Obama’s Transition Team.
- Bank executive -- representation in connection with Department of Justice investigation of the handling of US taxpayer accounts by Swiss banks.
- Medical technology company CEO -- defense of federal criminal accounting fraud, securities fraud, and money laundering charges. Representation resulted in dismissal of all charges.
- Satellite communications company -- defense of grand jury and Congressional investigations of alleged export control and FCPA violations. Representation resulted in declination of criminal prosecution.
- Defense contractor -- defense of federal grand jury investigation of alleged government contracting fraud. Representation resulted in declination of criminal prosecution.
- Attorney -- defense and trial of multi-count federal fraud indictment. Trial resulted in dismissal of all but one count.
- Labor union president -- defense of federal corruption charges. Representation resulted in no criminal charges being filed.
- Attorney -- defense of Congressional investigation of corruption in Equatorial Guinea.
- Served in the Office of the Deputy Attorney General in the Department of Justice (1994-1996).
- Former member of the Obama Administration‘s transition team with responsibility for Department of Justice policy and operations (November 2008-January 2009).
Honors and Rankings
- Legal 500 UK, Fraud - Corporate Crime (2012)
- Recognised as a Washington D.C. Super Lawyer (2007-2011).
- Selected by Washingtonian magazine as one of the "40 Top Lawyers Under 40" in Washington, DC (2006).
Publications and Speeches