Harvey B. Cooper

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Partner
Member, Litigation Department
Location:
Omaha, Nebraska
Phone:
402-392-1250
Fax:
402-392-0816
Email:

I am a partner with the firm and a member of the litigation and business departments. I joined the firm in 1976 and focus my practice on manufacturing and retail sectors, employment law, wireless communication, commercial leases, corporate law and civil litigation.

I regularly focus on day to day manufacturing issues, including drafting manufacturer supply agreements, licensing agreements, non-disclosure agreements, purchase orders and other documents used in the manufacturing sector.

In my employment practice, I advise 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 compensation and exemption issues under the Wage and Hour laws, sexual harassment guidelines, employee drug and alcohol testing, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and discrimination in the workplace. I have extensive experience drafting employment agreements, confidentiality and non-compete agreements, employee handbooks, employee policies and procedures, temporary staffing agreements, employment applications, and other employment-related forms and communications. I spend considerable time counseling clients on day-to-day employment situations, including hiring, discipline, discharge, discrimination, compensation and related problems. I also defend corporate clients in discrimination, wage and hour, government contractor compliance, wrongful discharge and other employment matters before federal and state administrative agencies and courts.

I have over 22 years of experience representing wireless telephone carriers and tower companies regarding acquisition, zoning and leasing of sites. I work 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. I have also extensively litigated issues under the Federal Telecommunications Act. I have represented landowners on maximizing lease revenue for leases proposed by carriers and tower companies I do not represent.

In my civil litigation practice, I litigate many complex litigations involving construction, contract, zoning, RICO and other business matters.

I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from Temple University in 1969. After serving as an Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Air Force, I graduated magna cum laude from the Creighton University School of Law in 1976.

I am a member of the Omaha Bar Association, Nebraska State Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute. I am also a former director at Project Harmony and the Nebraska-Iowa Wireless Association Beth El Synagogue, Beth Israel Synagogue and the Jewish Federation of Omaha. I 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

Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska, 1976

Education

  • Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 1976
  • Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 1969

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Nebraska-Iowa Wireless Association, Director - Former
  • Project Harmony, Board Member, Director - Former
  • 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