General Counsel, Capital One Financial 

Matthew Cooper joined Capital One in 2009 and became Head of the company’s legal department in 2016. While he leads all legal functions at Capital One, he said in an interview with Modern Counsel that talent development is his top priority. Matthew also serves on the Board of Directors of Venture Richmond

As part of LCLD's Leaders at the Front initiative, Matt created a Leader's Pledge detailing his personal and organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read Matt's pledge here

Capital One promotes an inclusive workforce through associate networks and connection groups, as well as through unconscious bias training and leadership development programs. Capital One has been named a Best Place to Work for LGBT equality and disability inclusion, as well as Corporation of the Year by the National Minority Supplier Development Council. 

In 2022, Capital One was an LCLD Top Performer for the sixth consecutive year. 

Joined 2016 

Highlights of LCLD Participation 

Fellows Program
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2018)
Fellows Meeting Breakout Host (2018)
Fellows nominated: 
2022: Juan Yrausquin, Rachel Baylis; 2021: Alana St. Aude, Margaret Martin; 2020: Brian Larkin, Lesley Feirst; 2019: Jonathan Chiu, Ariana Woods; 2018: Elena Lazarou, Karen Andrea Ross; 2017: Heather Elizabeth Caputo, Vanessa Lam Tran

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2022: Anjum Unwala, Tyler Rhodes; 2021: Ana Bachmann, Dina Munasifi

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 

Annual Meeting (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016)
Annual Meeting Table Host (2019, 2018, 2017)
Leadership Summit (2021, 2019)

Member: Matthew Cooper

Diversity Professionals: Molly Dodge, Yelena Georgic

Communications: Molly Dodge