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.


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Georgetown Day School is a coed, preK-12, non-sectarian private school in Washington, DC with small class sizes and a diverse school community. Our comprehensive, innovative curriculum includes hands-on learning, honors and AP classes, as well as advanced-level math and STEM courses. An education is not just college prep and SAT scores. GDS teachers focus on providing the best education for each child, from elementary grades through high school. The school performing arts program includes theater, dance, and music. The athletics program offers competitive sports for student athletes, including cross-country, track, soccer, lacrosse, and crew/rowing. With our strong commitment to financial aid, an independent school tuition is affordable.