Roger Cooper’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation, with an emphasis on disputes arising out of securities, M&A and derivative transactions, as well as on corporate governance issues.
He also is very active in Cleary’s pro bono practice. Roger joined the firm in 2003 and became a partner in 2011.
- American Express in federal securities and derivative litigation arising out of claims against Wells Fargo for alleged unauthorized accounts.
- Assured Guaranty in a number of derivatives litigations relating to the termination of credit default swap contracts, including one in which he is currently defending against a claim brought by Lehman Brothers International for more than $1 billion relating to the termination of CDS.
- Atlantic Power Corporation in federal securities class action litigation under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, where the Cleary team secured dismissal of the complaint before the district court; that ruling is now on appeal to the First Circuit.
- Bank of America Merrill Lynch in ongoing individual securities actions filed across the country in connection with the issuance and underwriting of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) and has secured the dismissal of RMBS complaints in the Southern District of New York (IKB Intern’l v. Bank of America, et al.), and affirmance of that dismissal by the Second Circuit and Tennessee state court (First Community Bank v. First Tennessee Bank, et al.).
- CARBO Ceramics in a federal securities class action litigation under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 in securing dismissal of the complaint (In re Carbo Ceramics Inc. Stock and Options Secs. Litig.)
- Member, Committee on Securities Litigation, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
- Board Member, The Fund for Modern Courts
- Columbia Law School, J.D., 2002
- Duke University, Ph.D., 1999
- University of Wisconsin, B.A., 1991
- New York
- U.S. District Courts, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
- U.S. Courts of Appeal, Second And Federal Circuits
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