Harmon Monty Cooper
Monty Cooper is an attorney with Sedgwick LLP in its Washington, DC, office. He practices in the area of commercial litigation. He helps represent multinational corporations in federal courts in matters involving products liability claims. His practice has included such matters as a London-based arbitration of a contract dispute between international brokerage firms to the pro bono representation of children as a guardian ad litem.
Cooper is dedicated to improving the quality of life of his community. He serves on the board of the Environmental and Energy Study Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing innovative energy-policy solutions in Congress. He has served on numerous boards in Prince George’s County, including the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Bowie State University Foundation (vice chair). In addition, County Executive Rushern L. Baker III has appointed Cooper to serve as chair of the Redevelopment Authority (RA), the county’s principal development and redevelopment entity. Its focus is to develop mixed-income/mixed-use infrastructure and affordable housing in targeted communities and near the county’s transit centers.
Cooper received his bachelor of arts degree from Georgetown University and a master of public policy degree and juris doctor from the College of William and Mary. He was an editor on the William and Mary Law Review and a Benjamin Rush Scholar. He has been named by Super Lawyers magazine as a “Rising Star” in Washington, DC, and selected to the Lawyers of Color Inc. Inaugural “Hot List” for the Mid-Atlantic Region.