Language Services Associates (“LSA”) a leading innovator of interpretation and language services for health care, legal, government and numerous industries, is pleased to announce that Moorestown resident Scott F. Cooper, Esq. has joined the company as executive director and general counsel. Scott will assume this new multi-faceted position focused on developing organizational growth strategies, expansion of LSA’s service lines along with managing several key business units. He will also be directing an expanded legal and compliance function across the company and its affiliates. Scott will be a member of LSA’s Board of Directors. He joins LSA from Blank Rome LLP—one of the country’s largest law firms—where he was Firm-wide Co-Chair of the Labor and Employment practice group.
“We are thrilled that Scott is joining the LSA team,” said Laura K.T. Schriver, LSA founder, chair and chief executive officer. “Our President Dennis Angeline, and I have worked closely with Scott as our outside counsel for over a decade and know that his legal acumen, business savvy, leadership, and positive personality are the perfect fit for us as our organization continues to grow and expand in significant ways.”
Cooper has more than 25 years of experience representing publicly traded corporations, family owned businesses, start-ups, partnerships, major nonprofits and government entities in the areas of labor and employment law, business transactions, regulation, and commercial litigation. He has appeared in more than two dozen state and federal courts, federal and state trial and appellate courts, and government agencies throughout the country, and is a member of the bar of numerous courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
“I am so excited to join Language Services Associates in this new role for the company,” Cooper said. “I have had the pleasure of working closely with Laura, Dennis and the LSA group on a variety of matters over the years. I am so impressed with all that they have accomplished and their future plans. I look forward to helping LSA continue to be a market leader throughout all its product lines and expanding its reach and offerings for current and future clients.”
In addition to co-leading the Labor and Employment group at Blank Rome, Cooper also co-founded and co-led the Firm’s Trade Secret and Non-Compete Litigation group. He previously served multiple terms on the Firm’s Partner Board, was the summer program co-chair, Philadelphia Hiring Partner and a member of the alumni and retreat planning committees. Cooper also won the firm’s prestigious Nathaniel Jones Award for his efforts toward promoting diversity and inclusion at the firm. He has been published on various business and legal matters and has lectured all over the country and world on the United States legal and regulatory systems.
Outside of his successful practice, Cooper has held numerous leadership positions that will benefit LSA and its customers. He was president/chancellor of the 13,500-member Philadelphia Bar Association, a member of the American Bar Association’s Executive Council of the Conference of Bar Association Presidents and a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates. He was a member of the board of trustees of Temple University and president of the 320,000-member Temple University Alumni Association and previously served as an adjunct professor at Temple University School of Law. Cooper has repeatedly been appointed to his township’s Ethical Standards Board, where he continues to serve as chair. An avid soccer player, fan, and licensed coach, Cooper currently holds a seat on the Philadelphia Union’s Fan Advisory Council.
Cooper received his J.D., cum laude, from Temple University Beasley School of Law and his B.A. from Vassar College. Before joining Blank Rome, he served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Herbert J. Hutton of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and as an academic intern for the chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
He is married and has two children.