Faculty Profile: Robert Cooper Jr

Robert Cooper JrBass Berry & Sims PLC150 Third Avenue South, Suite 2800 Nashville, TN 37201 Work Phone: (615) 742-7768Email Address:
Previous Courses Taught (8)
  • Modern Law Practice Series: Artificial Intelligence in the Practice of Law [Webcast]
  • Modern Law Practice Series: Artificial Intelligence in the Practice of Law
  • 27th Annual Health Law Forum
  • Government Contracting in Tennessee: How State, Local and Federal Issues Impact Tennessee’s Procurement Environment
  • Litigation Forum 2011
  • Tennessee Supreme Court
  • The New Lawyer Experience:
  • Green Lights & Red Flags:
Biography

Former Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper is a member of Bass, Berry & Sims’ Compliance & Government Investigations Practice Group, where he advises clients on matters related to compliance and enforcement issues and assists clients in responding to internal investigations from federal, state and local governments. Bob rejoined the firm in April 2015 as a member after 12 years of public service, serving as legal counsel to Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen from 2003-2006 and Attorney General from 2006-2014, during which time he served as chair of the Southern Region of the National Association of Attorneys General from 2012-2013.  Clients draw upon Bob's years of public service experience to help maneuver through a state's administrative processes, including challenges to regulations, contracts and other official actions. He also represents clients on healthcare fraud and abuse matters. While Tennessee Attorney General, Bob formed a division within the Attorney General's Office devoted to pursuing provider Medicaid fraud and recovered over $150 million for the state.