Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (New York)

Roger A. Cooper

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (New York)

Roger Cooper joined Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in 2003. He leads the firm’s securities and M&A litigation practice. He has successfully litigated more than fifty shareholder, class action and derivative actions arising out of securities, M&A, corporate governance, and other commercial disputes.His experience is enhanced by his close partnerships with Cleary’s tightly integrated global teams. He has extensive experience and knowledge in defending high-profile securities and M&A class action litigations in U.S. courts. Roger Cooper’s substantial body of publication reflects his status as a thought leader in the field. His analyses have appeared in numerous legal publications, and he is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and the Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog. In addition to active litigations, Roger routinely advises boards, company executives, and in-house counsel in connection with deals or other corporate events. Working in close collaboration with Cleary’s corporate and transactional attorneys, Roger Cooper ensures his clients are advised of potential litigation risk at every stage. Roger Cooper has substantially contributed to building Cleary’s award-winning Pro Bono practice. As the Chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee (2014-2017), the group received national recognition as Law360 Pro Bono Firm of the Year in 2015 and 2016, and as recipient of the 2016 ABA Pro Bono Publico Award.

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James E. Langston, John A. Kupiec, Roger A. Cooper, Mark E. McDonald, Pascale Bibi The US State of Delaware Chancery Court authorizes class-action claims of breach of fiduciary duty to proceed against a SPAC’s controlling shareholder and directors (Churchill Capital Corp. III / MultiPlan)


In one of the first opinions addressing fiduciary duty claims in the context of a transaction involving a special purpose acquisition company (“SPAC”), the Delaware Court of Chancery determined that the SPAC shareholders’ right to redeem can be undermined by insufficient disclosures regarding the (...)

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