Robert F. Copple consults with major corporations on complex litigation, intellectual property, crisis management, government relations, and regulatory matters. He is also a trained mediator specializing in technology and environmental disputes. He practiced as a litigator with major law firms in Denver and Phoenix, and was senior litigation counsel for Motorola. While at Motorola, he was the lead attorney for all environmental litigation, all litigation for the Semiconductor Sector, and the majority of the company's intellectual property litigation. In addition, he reorganized and managed the company's Superfund liability, developed risk-management systems for the Iridium Satellite Launch Program, led the eCommerce law team, coordinated all alternative dispute resolution, and developed decision Science methods for litigation evaluation and strategy analysis.
Mr. Copple has written and spoken extensively on litigation practice, communications law, economics, environmental, intellectual property, and alternative dispute resolution topics. In addition, he has lectured and taught graduate and law school coursed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Arizona State University, the University of Nebraska, and the University of Houston Law Center. He has provided training seminars for the CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution and the American Arbitration Association.
Mr. Copple received his undergraduate, masters, and law degrees from the University of Nebraska, where he was the executive editor of the Nebraska Law Review, and his Ph.D. in mass communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also clerked for a state Supreme Court chief justice and for a federal district judge. Prior to his legal career, Mr. Copple was a working journalist on several newspapers and a legislative aid in the U.S. Congress and the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature.