International Compliance Analyst
International Compliance Analyst


Adom M. Cooper joined Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in 2023. He supports the National Security Directorate as a national security and foreign policy expert, lawyer, and governance/risk management/compliance specialist.

Cooper is skilled at legal and regulatory analysis, threat and risk assessment and response tools, tracking cybersecurity developments, and pursuing human rights and civil liberty issues related to national security solutions.

Before joining PNNL, he was an operations planning specialist at the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security where his work focused on embassy security for over 8 years. He has experience with the U.S. government, the United Nations, the American Society of International Law, and private consulting firms.

Research Interest

  • Human rights
  • International law
  • Policy analysis
  • Policy development
  • Risk management framework
  • Risk management plans
  • Risk management tools
  • Security policy development


  • JD, Syracuse University College of Law, 2012
  • BA in communications and political science, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2009

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • Black Professionals in International Affairs, 2024–present
  • genEquality Creator-in-Residence, 2023–present
  • Minorities in Cybersecurity, 2022–present
  • Democracy Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy, 20212022
  • Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations, 2021present
  • Security Fellow at the Truman National Security Project, 2019present
  • Member at the Washington District of Columbia Bar, 2018present

Awards and Recognitions