Charlie Cooper

Charlie Cooper

Charlie Cooper

Counsel

Contacts

1300 19th Street NW, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20036-1609

Charlie is a litigation attorney with significant experience resolving cases and claims through trials, arbitration hearings, motions practice, and negotiated settlements. Prior to joining WBK, Charlie was an Assistant United States Attorney at the Department of Justice where he was assigned as lead counsel to represent the United States, the President, Supreme Court Justices, other federal judges, the Attorney General, and the Secretary of Defense as well as other federal officials and government agencies in court. Before he was an attorney, Charlie was a financial analyst at one of the nation’s largest banks. Charlie uses both his litigation and financial services background to provide informed, strategic, and effective representation to clients in both investigations and litigation of contract and other commercial disputes, False Claims Act allegations, consumer class actions, and other claims made by both government entities and individuals under the laws and regulations governing the financial services industry.

Practice Areas

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law
    J.D., with honors, 2010

  • The University of Texas
    McCombs School of Business
    B.B.A., Business Honors, 2005

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Representative Matters

  • Defended a large bank holding company against class action lawsuits alleging breach of contract and violations of consumer protection statutes
  • Negotiated the favorable settlement of a consumer class action claim alleging violations of the Federal Credit Repair Organization Act for a residential landlord with over 20,000 tenants throughout multiple states before discovery began
  • Negotiated the favorable settlement of a False Claims Act case with the Department of Justice for a mortgage lender facing a whistleblower claim
  • Defended a mortgage lender against allegations of TILA, RESPA, and FDCPA violations made by a borrower to the CFPB and state regulators
  • Defended multiple mortgage lenders against indemnification claims made by the FDIC in relation to losses associated with mortgage loans underwritten by Washington Mutual.
  • Defended multiple financial services companies against claims made under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act