Ryan J. Cooper


Ryan J. Cooper

As the founding partner, Ryan J. Cooper started Cooper, LLC to focus on achieving the results that matter for each client, recognizing that each client is different. Ryan draws upon a diverse experience obtained at a premier international and national law firm.

Ryan has counseled clients on strategic corporate transactions and successfully litigated matters in state and federal courts throughout the country. With a depth of experience that includes strategic business planning, high-stakes litigation, and insurance coverage counseling, Ryan has a unique combination of skill sets that rank him among his client’s most trusted advisors.

An honors graduate of Rutgers School of Law, Ryan began his career as law clerk to United States District Court Judge Renée Marie Bumb. Ryan has been certified as an Information Privacy Professional on US private sector law by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). He writes and lectures frequently on technology, privacy, and information management issues, and serves as a volunteer member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Ethics Committee for Union County. He is a former member of the Cranford Board of Education and formerly served as a Trustee and Board Secretary for the ACLU-NJ.

Additional information, including a list of Ryan’s publications, can be found on LinkedIn.

Reported & Notable Decisions

Silverman v. Miranda, 918 F. Supp. 2d 200 (S.D.N.Y. 2013): On behalf of ERISA multi-employer fund, successful motion for summary judgment for unpaid contributions.

In re Adoption of N.J.A.C. 5:96 and 5:97, 215 N.J. 578 (2013): On behalf of professional planning associations as amicus curiae, brief in support of lower court decision rejecting Third Round Rules promulgated by New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing.

DBA Distribution Services, Inc. v. All Source Freight Solutions, Inc., No. 11-cv-3901, 2012 WL 845929 at 4 (D.N.J. Mar. 13, 2012): On behalf of independent logistics agency, successful motion to dismiss with prejudice on an issue of first impression holding that exclusive agency agreement was breached by assignment of contract by operation of law in a reverse triangular merger.

Ilarraza v. Medtronic, Inc., 677 F. Supp. 2d 582 (E.D.N.Y. 2009): On behalf of medical device manufacturer, successful motion to dismiss personal injury claims.

Pruco Life Insurance Co. v. Wilmington Trust Co., 616 F. Supp. 2d 210 (D.R.I. 2009): On behalf of life insurer, successfully opposed motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction.


Rutgers School of Law, J.D., cum laude
Rutgers College, B.A.


Hon. Renée Marie Bumb,
U.S. District Court for the D.N.J.

Bar/Court Admissions

New Jersey
New York
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
U.S. District Court, for the Western District of New York

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