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Robert Patrick Cooper

senior counsel, One United Bank Boston

Robert Patrick Cooper is Senior Counsel for OneUnited Bank. He is responsible for raising capital, negotiating acquisitions and directing all legal, regulatory and external affairs for the bank. As a corporate attorney for over seventeen years, he honed his practice skills with the law firm of Hale and Dorr and acquired international merger and acquisition experience as Associate General Counsel for Battenfeld GmbH in Germany. Admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the District of Columbia, Mr. Cooper holds a Bachelor's degree in economics from Yale College and a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School. Mr. Cooper is a member of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association and serves as Secretary of the National Bankers Association. Mr. Cooper also serves on the steering committee for Black and White Boston Coming Together, Inc. He is a Boston Fellow with the Partnership, Inc. and a member of the NAACP and the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts.