Sophie Cooper helps corporate and individual clients navigate complex litigation and regulatory matters. She has represented clients in state and federal court, and before federal regulatory agencies. Recently, she was a member of a trial team that successfully adjudicated a dispute before the Federal Trade Commission. In 2022, Ms. Cooper won a precedent-setting victory for client Davita in one of the first-ever criminal labor market allocation cases brought by the Department of Justice. She and members of the trial team representing Davita were recognized as Litigators of the Week by Litigation Daily, an American Legal Media publication. 

Ms. Cooper also maintains an active pro bono practice. She has represented clients in both trial and appellate matters, including drafting amicus briefs before the Ninth Circuit and US Supreme Court. Before joining WilmerHale, Ms. Cooper practiced at a litigation boutique in Washington DC. She also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Susan Illston of the US District Court for the Northern District of California and for the Honorable John A. Houston of the US District Court for the Southern District of California.

Ms. Cooper received her BA from Yale University and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. During law school, Ms. Cooper was a law clerk in the Criminal Division of the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California and served as the Director of Berkeley’s Appellate Advocacy team. Before law school, Ms. Cooper worked on Capitol Hill for Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell.


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Credentials

  • Education

    • JD, University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 2016

      Director, Berkeley Law Appellate Advocacy, Articles Editor, Berkeley Journal of African-American Law and Policy
    • MA, Columbia University, 2012

    • BA, History, Yale University, 2009

      With Distinction
  • Admissions

    • California

    • District of Columbia

    • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

    • US District Court for the District of Columbia

    • US District Court for the Northern District of California

    • US District Court for the Southern District of California

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Susan Illston, US District Court for the Northern District of California, 2018 - 2019

    • The Hon. John A. Houston, US District Court for the Southern District of California, 2016 - 2017

Credentials