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Harvey B. Cooper is a partner with the firm and a member of the litigation department. He joined the firm in 1976 and focuses his practice on wireless communication, employment law, manufacturing and retail contracts, commercial leases, corporate law and civil litigation.
Mr. Cooper has developed a strong emphasis representing wireless telephone carriers and tower companies regarding acquisition, zoning and leasing of sites. He works extensively with carriers, tower companies and zoning authorities on wireless site issues and have been involved in both the initial building and upgrading of wireless communication systems. Mr. Cooper has also extensively litigated issues under the Federal Telecommunications Act.
In his employment practice, Mr. Cooper advises business clients on the development, implementation and monitoring of programs for their employment practices. This includes federal and state laws impacting the workplace, such as sexual harassment guidelines, employee drug and alcohol testing, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and discrimination in the workplace. He has extensive experience drafting employee handbooks, employee policies and procedures, employment applications, and other employment-related forms and communications. He spends much of his time counseling clients on day-to-day employment situations, including hiring, discipline, discharge, discrimination, compensation and related problems. Mr. Cooper also defends corporate clients in discrimination, wage and hour, government contractor compliance, wrongful discharge and other employment matters before federal and state administrative agencies and courts.
In his civil litigation practice, Mr. Cooper litigates many complex litigations involving construction, contract, zoning, RICO and other business matters.
Mr. Cooper received his Bachelor of Arts from Temple University in 1969. After serving as an Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Air Force, he graduated magna cum laude from the Creighton University School of Law in 1976.
Mr. Cooper is a member of the Omaha Bar Association, Nebraska State Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute. He is a director at Project Harmony and the Nebraska-Iowa Wireless Association and the past director of Beth El Synagogue, Beth Israel Synagogue and the Jewish Federation of Omaha. He also served on the Federal Practice Committee for the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska and on the Executive Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Nebraska State Bar Association.
Areas of Practice
- Wireless Communication
- Employment Law
- Commercial Leases
- Manufacturing and Retail Contracts
- Civil Litigation
- Corporate Law
- Nebraska, 1976
- Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska
- J.D. magna cum laude - 1976
- Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- B.A. - 1969
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Omaha Bar Association, Member
- Nebraska State Bar Association, Member
- Nebraska-Iowa Wireless Association, Board Member, 2009 - Present
- Project Harmony, Board Member, 2010 - Present
- Beth El Synagogue, Director - Former
- Jewish Federation of Omaha, Director - Former
- United States District Court, District of Nebraska
- Nebraska State Bar Association
- NITA Trial School, Graduate
Past Employment Positions
- U.S. Air Force, Captain - Intelligence Officer