When she’s not serving clients, Rebecca stays active in the Younger Lawyers Division of the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. She also enjoys performance and visual art and is a season ticketholder for Broadway in New Orleans and is a Young Fellow with the New Orleans Museum of Art
"Clients appreciate the legal acumen, strategic thinking, and steady hand I provide in guiding them through difficult situations. I help employers take all the right steps to protect themselves from exposure and prevent any credible claims from arising. When disputes do manifest, I vigorously defend my clients while always conducting myself with professionalism and respect to opposing counsel and all parties involved. This approach has proved to be successful."
Drawing on her legal and life experience, strong communication skills, and deep understanding of the law, M. Rebecca Cooper represents and advises clients in an array of employment and labor matters. Rebecca defends clients in litigation involving claims of race, sex, disability, age, and national origin discrimination, as well as retaliation and other matters. She serves employers in a wide range of industries, including those operating in the energy, law enforcement, and nonprofit sectors.
On the pro-active front, Rebecca counsels employers on the best practices to stay compliant with the many laws and regulations governing the workplace, including the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VII, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA), and wage-and-hour and other regulations. When an employer has to make a difficult decision, for example terminating a problematic employee, she walks them through the process in a way that greatly reduces the likelihood of a lawsuit.
With an ability to put people at ease and get them to open up, Rebecca enjoys interacting with clients, particularly during investigations. In these inquiries she works to identify all the relevant facts involved in a claim and then drafts and delivers a persuasive, well-written narrative. Because she has lived and worked in a variety of environments from rural areas to major metropolitan areas and many places in-between, Rebecca feels comfortable and gains rapport with people from all backgrounds and walks of life.
Bringing strong written and verbal communication skills to help her serve clients, Rebecca distills complex concepts into language that people can easily understand. This ability helps her present training sessions on employment law topics as well as connect with and captivate her audience during public speaking engagements.
Before earning a law degree at Duke University, Rebecca taught kindergarten and first grade at a charter school in New Orleans.