Jeff Cook (JD '06, '03) Named General Counsel at U.S. Anti-Doping Agency
Pepperdine Caruso Law and Seaver College alumnus Jeff Cook (JD '06, '03) has been named General Counsel of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Jeff first joined USADA in 2015 as the Legal Affairs Director for Olympic sport. As General Counsel, he will will lead USADA's legal and investigative staff and the legal department's arbitration and legal cases. He will also help manage special projects related to pending or newly enacted legislation like the Rodchenkov Act and the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act and provide advice and counsel regarding anti-doping reform efforts.
Via the USADA announcement:
Before his arrival at USADA, Cook served as a Senior Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia. In his role, he investigated, indicted, and brought to trial sex offense and human trafficking cases, frequently involving DNA and medical expert testimony. He also chaired D.C.'s Human Trafficking Task Force, creating and refining reporting protocols for community organizations to refer cases to law enforcement.
Prior to joining the United States Attorney's Office, he volunteered for a non-profit working in Cambodia to combat human trafficking and clerked for the Honorable Ricardo M. Urbina on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
Cook earned his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, and Certificate of Dispute Resolution in 2006 from Pepperdine University School of Law. During his undergraduate career, also at Pepperdine, he double majored in Religion and Math/Computer Science.
The complete announcement may be found here.