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Executive Assistant City Attorney

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As Executive Assistant City Attorney, Paul Cooper holds the number two management position in the City Attorney's Office.

Mr. Cooper began his career in the City Attorney's Office in 1993 as a prosecutor in the Criminal Division. In 1996, he was asked to head the office's nationally recognized Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Unit.

In 1997, he transferred to the Office's Civil Division and became supervisor of the unit that advises the San Diego Police Department. In 2003, Mr. Cooper became the Special Advisor and Assistant to Police Chief William Lansdowne. He returned to the Public Safety and Employment Unit of the City Attorney's Office in 2012 and was promoted to Assistant City Attorney in charge of special projects in 2013.

In addition to a law degree from Brigham Young University, he received a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California.