Justin Cooper was an adviser to Bill Clinton, former President of the United States. Cooper first worked within the Office of Science and Technology before later becoming an aide for former President of the United States Bill Clinton.
Cooper began working in the White House as an intern in the Office of Science and Technology Policy and later in the Oval Office. He was later hired as a staff assistant for Oval Office operations.
Clinton asked Cooper, along with Doug Band, to move to New York to play a critical role in his post-presidential activities.
Cooper has served as senior aide and advisor to President Clinton, becoming a critical member of Clinton’s post-presidency cadre of advisors. In his current role, Cooper has traveled with Clinton on hundreds of trips domestically and internationally.
Cooper is frequently credited with assisting President Clinton in editing and recounting his autobiography detailing his formative years and tenure as president in his memoir My Life. President Clinton notes Cooper’s critical role in the formation of the memoir in the first sentence of the book’s “Acknowledgments.” Cooper was integral in transforming Clinton’s thoughts into an organized narrative.
He played a similar role on Clinton’s second book, Giving.
Cooper, who has a close working relationship with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her most senior advisers since their White House days, including Cheryl D. Mills and Huma Abedin, is often responsible for briefing and advising the President on a range of issues including finances, business matters, public relations, politics, the Clinton Family Foundation and the Clinton Foundation‘s initiatives as well as the Clinton Global Initiative.
In addition to his noted role in the publication of Clinton’s memoirs, Cooper is also a frequent travel partner of the President. Most notably, Cooper accompanied the President’s delegation to North Korea when Clinton successfully secured the release of two American journalists, Laura Ling and Euna Lee, in August 2009.
Cooper serves on the governing board of the American University of Dubai.