Squire Patton Boggs associate Matthew C. Cooper has been named by the Denver Business Journal among its 40 Under 40 Class of 2017. The annual feature recognizes "40 outstanding local professionals under age 40 for their business success and community contributions."
Mr. Cooper utilizes his unique experience as a federal government trial lawyer and boutique employment firm litigator to provide pointed advice to employers dealing with environmental, safety and health issues and general employment matters. Among notable matters over the past year, Mr. Cooper is part of a team that regularly advises high-profile organizations on regulatory compliance, including the world's second largest producer of soda ash, one of the US's largest fertilizer producers, and two of the nation's most traveled rail transportation lines. He also provides employment advice to one of the US's largest natural and organic grocery stores, one of most trusted providers of underground utility services in the US and Canada, and several of Colorado's top mountain resorts.
In addition to his dedication to his clients and legal services, Mr. Cooper embodies a strong sense of civic duty. He provides pro bono services, with a focus on land rights, to the San Isabel Land Protection Trust and is involved in one of Colorado's longest standing cases, the Taylor Ranch. He also provides legal guidance to other non-profit groups in the Denver community, including Leave No Trace, American Mountain Guides Association and the Humane Society. He has served on the American Civil Liberties Union Legal Panel and was a member of the University of Denver's Social Justice Action Group. Mr. Cooper is also a prolific writer, regularly publishing in journal articles, book chapters and online publications, active on the legal speaking circuit and a talented musician. Of the latter, Mr. Cooper plays the banjo for one of Colorado’s top bluegrass bands, Oakhurst.
Mr. Cooper has been recognized by Colorado Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2014-2017.
Winners will be honored at a March 16 luncheon, and profiled in a special feature in the March 17 edition of the Denver Business Journal.