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Harmon L. Cooper
Associate

Washington, D.C.
tel: 202.204.1000
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Biography

Harmon L. (Monty) Cooper practices in the areas of complex civil, environmental, and commercial litigation.  Mr. Cooper serves as a member of a national coordinating defense counsel team for major petroleum companies in multidistrict litigation, which has included defending nuisance, trespass, and failure-to-warn claims.  He has taken and defended numerous depositions, including defending 30(b)(6) depositions of engineers, and has worked with hydrogeologists and engineers to prepare expert reports.  He has also assisted the defense of a major petroleum company against Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act and common law claims seeking contribution for environmental remediation costs.

Areas of Concentration

J.D. (2004) William & Mary Law School

  • Editor – William & Mary Law Review
  • Member – William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal
  • Benjamin Rush Scholar

M.P.P. (2004) College of William & Mary

B.A. (2000) Georgetown University

Clerkship

  • Law Clerk – Hon. Patrick Michael Duffy of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina

Prior Experience

  • Special Assistant State’s Attorney – Prince George’s County, Maryland

Professional and Community Activities and Honors

Professional and Community Activities

  • Chairman – Redevelopment Authority of Prince George’s County (MD)
  • Co-Chairman – DC Bar’s Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Section’s Water Quality and Water Resources Standing Committee
  • Board Member – The Maryland Litigator (Maryland State Bar Association Litigation Section’s Newsletter)
  • Board Member – Environmental and Energy Study Institute

 Honors

  • Rising Star – Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Nation’s Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40 Award – National Bar Association
  • Lawyers of Color’s Inaugural “Hot List” (Mid-Atlantic Region)
  • Forty Under 40 Award – Prince George’s County (MD) Social Innovation Fund
  • Vanguard Award – Next City (National Urban-Affairs Magazine)

Admissions

District of Columbia; Maryland; South Carolina; 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. District Court (D.D.C.); U.S. District Court (D. Md.)