Matthew Cooper utilizes his unique experience as a federal government trial lawyer and boutique employment firm litigator to provide pointed advice to employers dealing with environmental, safety and health (ESH) issues and general employment matters.
Matt’s ESH practice consists of helping employers navigate regulatory inspections, investigations, accidents and other crises management, as well as litigating a wide array of government enforcement actions, including both Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
As an employment lawyer, he also litigates and counsels employers on a comprehensive range of workplace matters, including wage and hour compliance, agency audits and investigations, employment agreements, policy drafting and implementation, and discrimination, retaliation and whistleblower claims.
Prior to joining the firm, Matt served as a judicial clerk for the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, a trial lawyer for the US Department of Labor and a litigator for one of the country’s leading boutique employment law firms.
University of Denver, J.D., Denver Journal of International Law and Policy, 2009
University of Kent (UK), Brussels School of International Studies, LL.M., with distinction, 2005
Colorado State University, B.S., magna cum laude, 2002