TLDEF Welcomes Two New Board Members


We are thrilled to welcome Katherine Cooper and Paul C. Madden to our Board of Directors.

Katherine Cooper

Kathy has served as the Chief Regulatory Officer of NYSE Liffe US, a futures exchange operated by the New York Stock Exchange, since it was launched in 2008. In that role, she has advised the exchange’s Board and senior management on legal and regulatory issues and been responsible for the exchange’s self-regulatory obligation to police market participants’ compliance with applicable law and the exchange’s rules. Kathy is the first employee to transition at the New York Stock Exchange.

Prior to her role at NYSE, she held senior compliance positions at two large investment banks, prosecuted commodity frauds as an enforcement attorney at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and in private practice represented clients in anti-trust, securities and commodities investigations run by the Securities Exchange Commission, the United States Department of Justice and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. While in private practice, her pro bono work included the representation of a prisoner in a prisoner rights case, homeless plaintiffs seeking to exercise their free speech rights in the New York City subway system, and tenants in eviction proceedings.

Kathy is a graduate of the University of Virginia School Law, the Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and Columbia College.

Paul Madden

Paul C. Madden is Counsel in the Philadelphia office of Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney. Paul’s practice focuses on complex commercial, appellate and Constitutional litigation, including first Amendment issues. He has appeared in cases in at least in fifteen states, as well as in international and domestic arbitrations, and has been lead counsel in several Multi-District Litigations. Paul has also served as Chair of a Sub-Committee of the Federal Procedure Committee of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association.

Paul is a coordinator of his Firm’s participation in TLDEF’s Name Change Project, a member of the Firm’s Non-Traditional Couples Practice Group, and was a long-time member of the Board of Directors of the Reading Terminal Market (appointed by the Reading Terminal Market Merchants Association) as well as Chair of Annual Fundraising at Friends Select School. While on the Reading Terminal Market Board, Paul was instrumental in obtaining dedicated parking for this urban public market and in qualifying Market merchants under the WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program, making the benefits of that food subsidy program available to inner-city needy women, infants and children for the first time.

Paul earned his JD at Duke University School of Law, with Honors, where he was a member of the Editorial Board of the Duke Law Journal and the National Moot Court team. Paul was previously a Shareholder or Partner at the Buchanan firm, as well as at Saul Ewing LLP and Rawle & Henderson, the nation’s oldest law firm.