Robert G. Cooper

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Vice President and Associate General Counsel

Robert G. Cooper is the Vice President and Associate General Counsel for the National Insurance Crime Bureau. Under the supervision of General Counsel Richard DiZinno, Mr. Cooper leads the Office of the General Counsel legal team that supports NICB’s core mission while overseeing and actively mitigating organizational risk. The Office of the General Counsel ensure that NICB’s operations conform with its By-Laws, as well as all state and federal statutes and regulations.

Mr. Cooper joined NICB in September 2018 after nine years in private practice as a commercial, business and employment law attorney. Mr. Cooper is a former member of the federal trial bar and practiced at both large and small firms. He has extensive experience representing employers and business entities in all manner of employment actions, including those premised upon Title VII, ADA, ADEA, and the Illinois Human Rights Act as well as competition, non-solicitation, trade secrets, and wage and hour disputes.

Mr. Cooper’s commercial litigation experience includes successfully defeating a multi-million-dollar class action data theft claim and prosecuting and defending high value breach of contract and fraud actions. Mr. Cooper also represented consumers in a five-day binding arbitration before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority where he obtained a six-figure damages award. In addition, Mr. Cooper has defended Fortune 500 companies in a diverse array of matters such as mass toxic tort, general liability, premises liability, and product liability.

Mr. Cooper also has substantial commercial contracting experience including negotiation and drafting of all manner of complex commercial contracts including licensing, data use, employment, independent contractor, vendor, master service, confidentiality, non-solicitation, severance, and other agreements.

Mr. Cooper obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana and his Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law.