James W. Cooper
James Cooper joined the board in 2016. He serves on the Governance Committee and Audit Committee.
James is a partner at Arnold & Porter LLP. His practice is primarily in the area of white collar defense and includes the representation of business organizations and individuals through counseling, investigation, and criminal defense, including trial.
Prior to joining Arnold & Porter, James was a trial attorney at the Justice Department's Public Integrity Section and an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, where he was the deputy chief of the criminal division and acting chief of the national security section. In those positions, he supervised all federal criminal investigations and prosecutions in the office, including all matters involving fraud, public corruption, terrorist finance, anti-money laundering enforcement, export control violations, healthcare fraud, intellectual property theft, corporate and securities fraud, tax fraud, environmental crimes, and asset forfeiture. Prior to his DOJ service, James was counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee under the chairmanship of then Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr.