Roger Cooper is a partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, based in New York. Mr Cooper’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation, with an emphasis on disputes arising out of securities, M&A and derivative transactions, and on corporate governance issues. Mr Cooper has been recognised as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation and The Legal 500 US and has written for numerous publications, including New York Law Journal: Complex Litigation, New York Law Journal Litigation, US Law Week, Derivatives, White Collar Crime and Derivatives Litigation in Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts.
Mr Cooper joined the firm in 2003 and became a partner in 2011. He received a JD from Columbia University School of Law, a PhD in political philosophy from Duke University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin. He also served as a law clerk to the Honourable B Avant Edenfield of the US District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. Mr Cooper is a member of the Bar of New York, and is currently a member of the Committee on Securities Litigation of the Bar Association of the City of New York and of the Board of The Fund for Modern Courts.