Matthew Cooper is currently assisting employers with crisis response, labor and employment, and health and safety issues related to coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Matt utilizes his unique prior experience as a trial lawyer for the US Department of Labor, and as a boutique firm litigator, to provide pointed advice to employers dealing with a wide array of environmental, safety and health (ES&H) and labor and employment (L&E) matters.
As a counselor, Matt helps employers develop robust ES&H and L&E policies to ensure compliance with government laws and regulations. This includes, among other things, drafting and appraising employee and safety handbooks, analyzing and improving compliance history, conducting internal audits, connecting employers with subject matter experts, and providing advice related to wage and hour compliance, employment agreements, trade secret protection, and discrimination, retaliation and whistleblower claims.
While intent on preventing workplace problems, Matt’s practice also consists largely of helping employers navigate regulatory inspections, special investigations, accidents and other crisis management, as well as litigating a wide array of government enforcement actions. Matt maintains expertise with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), among other agencies, and has successfully litigated numerous actions brought by these types of agencies.
Regardless of a client’s needs, Matt takes great pride in understanding each organization’s uniqueness and in fostering strong client relationships in order to successfully represent his clients in the best way possible.
Matt has been recognized by Colorado Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, Colorado, 2014 – 2019; and by the Denver Business Journal as one of Denver’s 40 Under 40, 2017.