James W. Cooper is a partner at Arnold & Porter in Washington, DC. His practice includes the representation of business organizations and individuals through counseling, investigation, and criminal defense, including trial. Prior to joining the firm, James Cooper served as a senior Justice Department attorney and assistant US 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. In addition, Mr. Cooper has personally tried more than 40 criminal cases and has handled myriad sensitive or high-profile criminal cases. His experience includes internal investigation and crisis management involving government enforcement threats wherever they may arise, including grand jury investigations, administrative subpoenas and inquiries, press or congressional interest, whistleblower allegations, or internal audit and review. He has advised clients in a wide array of substantive areas, including alleged violations of the antitrust cartel prohibitions, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, export control laws, Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering requirements, government contracting and procurement fraud, environmental crime prohibitions, federal food and drug laws, and others.