Ryan Cooper

Prior to joining Sanford Heisler Sharp, Mr. Cooper clerked for the Honorable Robert Pitman of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.

Our commitment to securing justice and providing the best representation possible is reflected in a commitment to diversity within our own firm. At Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, we know better than to think the best attorneys look alike, sound alike, think alike, or live alike. What matters is talent, and we hire the best talent available.

As a result, our team more accurately mirrors America. Women, minority, and/or openly gay lawyers make up the majority of our staff. A passion for social justice unites our team - we all work to use the power of law to help create and enforce a more just society.

Ryan Cooper is an Associate in the Washington, DC office of Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, a national law firm with offices in Washington, DC, New York, California, Tennessee, and Maryland. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a law degree from Yale Law School.

Prior to joining Sanford Heisler Sharp, Mr. Cooper clerked for the Honorable Robert Pitman of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. Following his clerkship, he served as an Arthur Liman Public Interest Fellow at a public defender’s office in Austin, Texas, where he represented individuals with mental illness and intellectual disabilities facing criminal charges.

At Yale Law School, Mr. Cooper served as the co-editor-in-chief of the Yale Law & Policy Review. He was also a member of the Education Adequacy Project, where he represented clients challenging the constitutionality of Connecticut’s system for funding public education, and the Criminal Justice Clinic, where he represented clients on criminal cases in Connecticut state court.

Prior to his career in the law, Mr. Cooper worked at a large international strategy consulting firm.

Education

  • J.D., Yale Law School, 2015
  • B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 2010

Clerkships

  • Honorable Robert Pitman, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2015
  • Pending admission to DC Bar
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