Laurie Ball Cooper is an Associate at Cohen Milstein and a member of the firm’s Human Rights practice group.
Ms. Ball Cooper represents individuals who have been victims of torture, human trafficking, forced and slave labor, and other violations of international law. Her cases routinely concern novel and complex issues regarding the application of human rights norms under U.S. law.
Prior to joining Cohen Milstein, Ms. Ball Cooper was a Senior Staff Attorney at the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia. While there, she represented low-income tenants in eviction matters and administrative hearings as well as in affirmative litigation before the D.C. Superior Court and at the D.C. Court of Appeals. Ms. Ball Cooper previously served as a Skadden Fellow and Immigration Staff Attorney at the Tahirih Justice Center. She was a Law Clerk to the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, from 2010 - 2011.
Ms. Ball Cooper attended Duke University, where she graduated, magna cum laude, with a B.A. in Public Policy Studies in 2004. In 2010, she received her Masters of Public Affairs from Princeton University and her J.D. from Yale Law School. During law school, Ms. Ball Cooper served on the Yale Journal of International Law (2006-2008) and was an Articles Editor (2007-2008). She was also a student director of the Immigration Legal Services Clinic and received the Charle S. Albom Prize for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy in Connection with a Clinic.