Associate General Counsel, Employment Law, Western Digital Corporation
Steven M. Cooper is an Associate General Counsel, Employment Law, at Western Digital Corporation, where he has been since June 2014. He provides advice and counseling in all areas of employment law, including workplace investigations, wrongful termination litigation, performance management, compliance with anti-discrimination and leave laws, reasonable accommodations, mergers and acquisitions, and reductions in force. He has also trained managers and other employees on sexual harassment and other discrimination laws, managing within the law, and performance management.
Steven is also a member of the Western Digital Privacy team, focusing on the privacy rights of employees. In this role, he has been responsible for updating various policies, drafting privacy notices for employees, reviewing vendor agreements, providing advice on employee monitoring, and overseeing the records of processing activities program.
Before joining Western Digital, Steven served in both Legal and HR with Tesla Inc. and at DaVita Inc. Steven started his law practice at O’Melveny and Myers LLP in its Los Angeles office.
Steven earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Hastings College of the Law, and his B.A., cum laude, from U.C. San Diego.