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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Captain of the Cheerleading Team: An Employee Too?
Dawn M. Knepper, May 27, 2015
On April 21, 2015, California’s legislature advanced a bill that would require professional sports teams based in California to classify their cheerleaders as employees and pay them a minimum wage. The state assembly’s Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media...

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Dawn M. Knepper

695 Town Center Drive
Costa MesaCA 92626


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