Robert S. Cooper

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California-Southern, USA
    Local Time: Thursday 02:27

Practice Expertise

  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Products Liability Law

Areas of Practice

  • Class Actions
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation
  • Products Liability Law


Robert S. Cooper has more than 25 years of experience as a management-side labor and employment trial lawyer and commercial business litigator, including numerous jury and bench trials, binding arbitrations, administrative law matters, and defense of class action lawsuits. He works with clients in a wide range of industries, including aerospace, hospitality, construction, transportation, automotive, entertainment, financial, and IT. Mr. Cooper also handles all aspects of labor and employment law and employee benefits litigation. In addition to litigation and trial of labor and employment matters, he also counsels large and smaller companies regarding the full gamut of employment law issues, including wage and hour disputes, sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation cases, and wrongful termination/public policy claims.

Mr. Cooper has also conducted numerous workplace investigations and litigated benefits disputes. He writes employment manuals and policies. He handles all phases of litigation before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, such as:

  • The Department of Fair and Employment and Housing
  • The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • The Department of Labor Standards Enforcement
  • The Department of Labor
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • The National Labor Relations Board
  • The Workers Compensation Appeals Board
  • Employment Development Department

Mr. Cooper also has extensive experience handling cases involving commercial litigation, construction law, catastrophic injury-product liability defense, and maritime/transportation law.

Mr. Cooper has tried employment law, commercial litigation disputes and catastrophic injury-product liability cases on behalf of Fortune 500 companies and has been on insurance panels for St. Paul-Travelers, The Hartford, and New York Marine & General Insurance.

Bar Admissions

  • California

Areas of Practice

  • Class Actions
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation
  • Products Liability Law


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