Robert Cooper, Q.C. is a leading trial lawyer. He practices as general counsel at McEwan Partners with a focus on corporate, commercial and securities litigation. Beginning practice as criminal defence counsel, he regularly helps a diverse range of Canadian and international clients navigate their most difficult circumstances for over 30 years. He advocates for clients at every level of court, before regulatory tribunals and in domestic and international arbitrations. Mr. Cooper advises clients in proxy contests, shareholder disputes and conducts internal investigations for major corporations.
Mr. Cooper is recognized as leading counsel and is listed with Chambers Global, Best Lawyers, Lexpert, Martindale Hubbell (AV) and Benchmark Litigation Canada. In 2019, Lexpert recognized Mr. Cooper as a leading litigation lawyer in Canada, particularly in Corporate-Commercial Litigation and in Securities Litigation. Benchmark recognized Mr. Cooper as one of the Top 50 Trial Lawyers in Canada. He is a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers and a member of the Advocates’ Society. Mr. Cooper is a frequent instructor and lecturer on advocacy, including as an instructor at the University of British Columbia’s Allard School of Law Trial Advocacy Course, the Continuing Legal Education Society and the Advocates’ Society. His recent Pro Bono activity includes working with the Pivot Legal Society on constitutional litigation relating to homelessness and harm reduction.
Updated March 2022