Cary Cooper is a proficient arbitrator and mediator concentrating on business, commercial, and healthcare disputes. Cary's ADR skills are strengthened by his experience as a trial and appellate lawyer in a wide spectrum of cases, including contract disputes, commercial issues in product failures, supply-chain matters, indemnity agreements, director and shareholder issues in closely-held corporations, partnership disputes, and general business torts across numerous industries including automotive, banking, construction, finance, healthcare, manufacturing, and real estate.
Cary began his legal career as a judicial law clerk for judges in state and federal courts, and then served two years as a public defender representing indigent criminal defendents in trials and appeals, including seven murder trials.
Services as a Neutral:
In addition to private engagements, he is a member of the following neutral panels:
- American Arbitration Association Commercial Panel of Neutrals;
- American Health Lawyers Association Neutrals;
- ADR Federal Court panel, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio.
Representative list of the types of cases as an arbitrator:
- Dispute between several pharmacies and a pharmaceutical claims administrator under a state Prompt Pay Act.
- Dispute between healthcare system and a Medicaid managed-care insurer respecting reimbursement levels due under contract.
- Breach of contract dispute under Dealer Franchise Agreement.
- Damage claim to recover fees for architectural services for new construction and remodeling of nursing care facilities and counterclaims by owner for damages allegedly caused by improper design and construction.
- Contract dispute respecting use restrictions for medical-office building.
- Claim by healthcare provider to recover amounts debited by insurer for allegedly upcoding for services by the provider.
- Dispute between healthcare insurer and provider alleging discrimination under state’s any-willing-provider statute
- Contract dispute between physician-members of a limited liability company.