Dawn M. Knepper: Lawyer with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Dawn M. Knepper


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    Labor and Employment
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    Commercial Litigatio...
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    Appellate Practice
University University of Texas at Austin, B.A., Government, 1996
Law SchoolGolden Gate University, J.D., with honors, 2000
Admitted2000, California; 2002, Texas and U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas; 2003, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Seventh Circuits; 2004, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; 2005, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas; 2012, U.S. District Court, Central, Eastern, Western, and Southern Districts of California; 2013, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Memberships Orange County Bar Association (Labor and Employment Section); State Bar of California (Labor and Employment Law Section); State Bar of Texas (Labor and Employment Law Section); American Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section).

Pi Sigma Alpha. Member, Moot Court Board, 1999-2000. Member, 1998-1999 and Associate Editor, 1999-2000, Law Review. Author: "California's Foul Strike: A Single Act Punished With Two Strikes", 29 Golden Gate U. L. Rev. 580 (1999). Clerk to: U.S. Attorney's Office, 1999; Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund, 1999; U.S. Department of Justice, 1998; San Francisco District Attorney, 1998. Staff Attorney, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, San Francisco, California, 2000-2001. (Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization).


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NFL Cheerleader Cries Foul Over Compensation
Dawn M. Knepper, February 10, 2014
Standard contracts that sports franchises, such as the National Football League (NFL), use for independent contractors should be closely scrutinized in the wake of a newly filed class action lawsuit that is shining the spotlight on their enforceability and legality.

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Dawn M. Knepper

695 Town Center Drive
Costa MesaCA 92626


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