Cooper J. Spinelli

Associate | San Francisco | (415) 268-7594
(415) 268-7594

Cooper’s practice focuses on employment and labor law. He has experience in drafting and arguing dispositive and discovery motions in both U.S. state and federal court.

Cooper also has a broad range of experience handling various employment matters concerning trade secrets and other employee-mobility issues, tortious interference, harassment, retaliation and whistleblowing, discrimination, equal pay, reasonable accommodations and leaves of absence, breach of contract, arbitration, wage-and-hour issues (including misclassifications, suitable seating, PAGA, and class actions), workplace privacy (including penal code Section 632), handbooks, audits and investigations, and labor-management relations, including prevailing wage, bannering, and sections 7 and 8.

Before joining the firm, Cooper was at an AmLaw 100 law firm that focused on labor and employment litigation, where he advised and represented Fortune 100 & 500, mid-size, local, and startup companies on and in various labor and employment matters arising under U.S. federal, state, or local law. Before that, he clerked for the Hon. Steven B. Berlin at the Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges in San Francisco.

Cooper received his J.D. magna cum laude from American University Washington College of Law, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. During law school, Cooper was a senior editor on the executive board for the Administrative Law Review, the official law journal of the American Bar Association Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice. While in pursuit of his J.D., he also served as a law clerk to an administrative judge at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in the Washington Field Office and as an intern at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Enforcement Division.

Cooper received a B.A. with distinction from the University of California, Berkeley.

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