Mack Cooper is a senior public affairs advisor in Holland & Knight's Nashville office. Mr. Cooper is a registered lobbyist and has a proven track record of assisting clients with strategic planning issues involving the executive and legislative branches of government, as well as legislative, lobbying, contract, regulatory and administrative matters.

With more than 20 years of experience shaping public policy and ensuring its enactment and implementation, Mr. Cooper represents clients in critical issues ranging from zoning and permitting to tax incentives and environmental regulations. He has served two Tennessee governors, and throughout this career has demonstrated keen insight into the political process, developing long-term relationships with members of both parties.

Mr. Cooper has assisted clients in protecting their interests before state and local legislative bodies, and government agencies in Tennessee. He has provided counsel to a range of companies and organizations, including:

  • aggregates producers
  • business services providers
  • education institutions
  • financial institutions
  • healthcare providers
  • hospitality companies
  • manufacturers
  • media and communications companies
  • nonprofit organizations
  • real estate developers
  • technology companies
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • waste management companies


  • Tusculum University, B.S.