Top Federal Prosecutor James Cooper Joins Arnold & Porter LLP

June 20, 2007

Washington , D.C., June 20, 2007 --  Arnold & Porter LLP announced today that former federal prosecutor James Cooper has joined the firm as a partner in the Washington, D.C. office.  Mr. Cooper will practice primarily in the areas of white collar criminal defense, governmental and congressional investigations, securities enforcement, government contract fraud and national security law and policy.

"James has an impressive trial record and is highly respected among his peers and colleagues, said Arnold & Porter Chair Thomas Milch. "His talents, expertise and prominent government background will further strengthen our white collar defense practice, and we think he will be a tremendous asset to our clients."

"After a satisfying career as a federal prosecutor, I am excited about transitioning into private practice, where my litigation skills and trial expertise can be utilized in a corporate setting," Mr. Cooper said. "Arnold & Porter's strength in litigation and white collar defense in complex business and governmental settings will provide an excellent platform for my practice."

Prior to joining Arnold & Porter, Mr. Cooper served as the Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division in the U.S. Attorney's Office in the District of Columbia (2002-2007), where he conducted over 40 criminal trials, including complex white collar trials.  He supervised approximately 85 senior lawyers investigating and prosecuting violations of federal criminal laws, including, among other things, white collar fraud and public corruption, terrorist financing and provision of material support to terrorist organizations and state sponsors of terrorism, breaches of U.S. export control laws, and violations of the Medicare anti-kickback statute. 

Mr. Cooper previously served as Acting Chief of the National Security Section in the U.S. Attorney's Office, as well as the Deputy Chief of the Fraud and Public Corruption Section. Mr. Cooper became a federal prosecutor in 1994, and personally prosecuted and tried numerous corruption and fraud cases as a lawyer in both the U.S. Attorney's Office and the Public Integrity Section at the Department of Justice.  He has extensive, first-hand experience as a prosecutor evaluating issues of corporate cooperation and compliance in the context of implementing the Principles of Federal Prosecution of Business Organizations in its various forms.  Prior to becoming a prosecutor, Mr. Cooper served as Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Arnold & Porter LLP, an international law firm of more than 600 attorneys, has offices in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, London and Brussels.  The firm, founded in 1946, maintains more than 25 practice areas spanning a broad spectrum of the law, with a primary focus on litigation, transactional matters and regulatory issues.


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