Maduegbuna Cooper LLP

Maduegbuna Cooper LLP


Firm Overview

"Bold Perspective and Exhaustive Drive to Outstanding Results"

With a combined experience of more than 20 years, the New York City law firm of Maduegbuna Cooper LLP is made up of a team of highly skilled and extremely committed attorneys dedicated to fighting for justice for its clients. Using an innovative and fresh approach to legal issues, the firm vigorously provides the highest quality representation in the areas of civil rights, inmates' rights and all aspects of labor and employment law, including employment discrimination, retaliation and whistleblower cases, personal injury, medical malpractice, civil litigation and commercial transactions.

Our Mission

Our boutique law firm focuses intently on each client's case. We limit our caseload so that we can give you the respect you deserve and the results you expect. The personal attention we provide is an integral factor in our success. Our emphasis on maintaining open, confidential communications empowers you to make important decisions about your case and informs us about your objectives.

Quality Instead of Compromise

Our fresh approach to law utilizes our extensive, innovative discovery techniques that help us identify the core issues and the best answers to solving your problems. With decisive action, we move your case forward efficiently and effectively toward a fair outcome. We never compromise on our commitment to the achievement of your goals. Our demand for quality remains unshakeable.

Our Commitment to the Public Interest

Our commitment to work in the public interest is a hallmark of our practice. We have assisted many clients who have valid claims in complex cases involving employment discrimination, inmates' rights and civil liberties but who would have been denied justice without our pro bono services. Our efforts have also helped us shape the law on matters such as workplace drug testing litigation and vindication of individual liberties in public and private sector employment across the country.

Approach our New York City law firm if you are interested in the higher caliber

Consult our experienced New York attorneys for dedicated personal attention and the highest quality services. Call Maduegbuna Cooper LLP at 212.232.0155 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.

Main Office

Main Office
30 Wall Street, 8th Floor
NY NY 10005




Civil Rights


Client-focused, Results-oriented

The New York law firm of Maduegbuna Cooper LLP strategizes complete solutions to your legal issues. We combine our in-depth knowledge about a diversity of practice areas to develop comprehensive plans for accomplishing your objectives. Learn how we can help you in cases involving:

Civil litigation Our trial lawyers apply our in-depth knowledge, vast experience and bold approach to resolving complex disputes involving real estate, commercial transactions, contracts, employment, personal injury, medical malpractice and other torts.
Civil rights We defend your constitutional rights against police brutality, false arrest, malicious prosecution and violation of activists' rights.
Inmates' rights We uphold your right to humane treatment during your incarceration including your reasonable access to quality medical care.
Employment discrimination With our fresh approach to employment law, we protect your rights if your employer discriminates against you based on your age, disability, genetic information, national origin, race, pregnancy, religion or sex.
Whistleblower statutes Our employment law attorneys advocate for your right to report workplace violations without fear of reprisal and retaliation.
Random drug testing We clearly explain your rights involving random drug testing and advise you on overcoming negative test results.
Personal injury We are your advocate if you have suffered injuries because of premises liability negligence or auto accidents.
Medical malpractice Our medical malpractice lawyers recover compensation for injuries caused by your doctor's surgical mistake or failure to diagnose your condition.
Commercial transactions Our corporate counsel guides you through complex commercial transactions involving contracts, financing, employment, compliance and real estate.
Learn how our New York City law firm can effectively produce results

Consult our experienced NYC attorneys for comprehensive strategies and bold action that produce the desired results. Call Maduegbuna Cooper LLP at 212.232.0155 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.

Samuel Maduegbuna

Maduegbuna Cooper LLP

Samuel O. Maduegbuna, the founding partner of Maduegbuna Cooper LLP, is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer with a particular expertise in complex and challenging cases including employment discrimination, workplace abuse, personal injury, civil rights and commercial matters. He has successfully represented clients in high-stakes trials against municipalities, multinational corporations and financial institutions, and he obtained significant jury verdicts as well as negotiated multiple six- and seven-figure settlements on behalf of clients.

Sam's practice focuses on trial and appellate practice, arbitration and mediation, principally in the areas of labor and employment, personal injury, medical malpractice, civil rights and commercial matters. Sam has tried cases in federal and state courts and arbitrated these matters before a wide range of arbitral tribunals. He has argued critical motions and appeals, including conducting the oral argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in a seminal decision on whether state common law torts arising from workplace drug testing are preempted by Federal Drug Testing Regulations applicable to workers in safety sensitive positions in the transportation industry. He has also argued and briefed appeals in the United States Courts of Appeals for the Eleventh and District of Columbia Circuits and the Appellate Divisions of the New York State Supreme Court.

Sam has extensive experience in corporate and commercial law particularly as it relates to banking and international commercial transactions. In that regard, he has represented a number of U.S.-based foreign banks in diverse aspects of their banking business by providing issue-specific legal support for various forms of credit facilities, such as term loans, letters of credit, syndicated loans, risk-participation and other asset-based and non-asset-based lending transactions. A substantial portion of Sam's practice is also devoted to commercial litigation arising out of interests in securities and banking-related litigation.

Sam is actively involved in handling litigation matters on a pro bono basis. His efforts on one such matter led a U.S. District Judge to note that he "has gone above and beyond the obligations of his initial appointment on his client's behalf."

Academic Background
Master of laws (LL.M.), International Trade Law, 1992
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), 1989
University of Nigeria, Enugu, Nigeria

Bar & Court Admissions

New York, 1993
U.S. District Courts, 1993

Southern District of New York
Eastern District of New York
Northern District of New York
U.S. Courts of Appeals, 1996

Second Circuit
Nigeria (Solicitor & Advocate), 1990


"The Effects of Electronic Banking Techniques on Use of Paper-based Payment Mechanisms in International Trade" (1994) Journal of Business Law, (Sweet & Maxwell, England).

"The Collection of Bills in International Trade" (1993) Vol. 8:2 Banking and Finance Law Review, (Carswell, Toronto, Canada);

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Former Associate Director, New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Former Board Member, Nigerian Lawyers Association, New York, New York
Member, Pro Bono Panel, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York