Our Story

About Us

Cooke Robotham is an internationally oriented, minority-owned law and strategy firm. The firm was founded to provide solutions advancing clients’ local and international strategic goals. The firm’s strong commercial focus addresses the 21st century needs of a range of clients from startups, small and medium sized businesses, Fortune 1000 multinational enterprises and governments in a variety of forums. In particular, Cooke Robotham has a distinctive commitment to Africa and the African Diaspora, including within the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America.


Our attorneys, with an average of 30 years of legal experience, set new standards for excellence, efficiency, and accountability to our clients. Prior to joining Cooke Robotham, our partners were with global and national law firms, senior counsel at multinational corporations, including general counsels of well-established and startup companies. In addition, our attorneys have real practical business experience as consultants to major corporations and governments, and have been successful entrepreneurs in their own companies.


Leveraging our experience in business, we provide our clients with innovative legal solutions at costs that are typically more favorable than those levied by other firms. We offer alternative fee arrangements and flexible rate structures. Our attorneys can handle a wide range of either single short-term projects or more complex long-term legal matters. We also serve, as “in-house general counsels” to our clients, which assist our clients who do not have the capacity to hire a full-time general counsel.

Meet Our Partners

Edmund Cooke

Edmund D. Cooke, Jr. practices in the areas of labor and employment law, including Diversity Compliance, Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action advice and counsel.
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Edmund Cooke

Partner

John Robotham

In 1990, John Robotham qualified as a British Barrister at the Bar of England and Wales. In 2002, he qualified at the New York bar, and now practices as a Trial Attorney in Washington, D.C.* and Maryland.
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John Robotham

Partner

Paul Nettleford

Paul A. Nettleford practices primarily in the areas of health care, corporate law. He advises clients on a variety of matters including HIPPA compliance, HITECH act compliance, the merger and acquisition of health care entities.
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Paul Nettleford

Partner

Mary Helen Medina

Mary Helen Medina practices primarily in the areas of employment and labor and corporate law. She has represented domestic and multi-national corporate clients in labor and employment matters.
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Dr. Thomas W. Laryea

Dr. Laryea is a recognized international law expert, with a specialty in Africa-related investment and government relations matters and sovereign debt restructuring.
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Effective. Efficient. Innovative.

Cooke Robotham delivers legal services in a manner that is transparent, strategic and practical. We are commited to your success.

Results-driven Counsel

Our primary goal is to anticipate your needs then deliver the best outcomes.

Forward-thinking Lawyers

Experience with start-ups and multinationals, relentlessly pursuing innovative solutions to your complex issues.

Flexible Terms

We offer competitive fee structures and alternative arrangements to fit the needs of your business.

Highest Standards

With an average of 20 years of experience, our skilled attorneys adhere to the highest professional code.