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Dana L. Hooper

Dana Hooper’s unique practice focuses on employment law, commercial litigation, and sports matters. In representing businesses in employment litigation and consultation she delivers assistance in a variety of areas, including contract preparation and negotiation, employment handbooks and policies, employee accommodations, wrongful termination, retaliation, discrimination, harassment, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and collective and class action defense. Dana’s commercial litigation experience, in both federal and state court, runs the gamut of representing businesses in disputes, such as contract claims and business torts in numerous industries of varying sizes and types.

Dana’s sports law practice concentrates on representation of both athletes and sports-oriented business. As a certified athlete's agent, Dana provides her clients with support in areas including contract drafting, negotiations, endorsement deals, development, league and team issues, legal advice, and overall counsel throughout their careers. Dana’s experience with teams, leagues, and businesses has proven to be an asset to clients in various sports throughout the world.

Concentrations

  • Employment litigation
  • Employment counseling
  • Commercial litigation
  • Sports law

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented undefeated World Champion Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his company, Mayweather Promotions, in a dispute involving Mayweather’s 2015 boxing match against Manny Pacquiao, dubbed The Fight of the Century.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, AZ Business Leaders, Sports, 2019-2020
  • Listed, Ranking Arizona, “Top 10 Sports and Entertainment Firm in Ranking Arizona: Practice Group Leader," 2018- 2019.
  • Recognized, Phoenix Business Journal, "40 Under 40" Class of 2017 
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Southwest Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2012-2016
  • Member, Law360's Sports Editorial Advisory Board, 2019
  • Professor, Professional Sports Law, Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law 
  • Executive Director, The ACLclub
  • Board Member, Phoenix Women's Sports Association, Board of Directors
  • Co-Founder, Karen Ringel Memorial Children's Book Club
  • Coach, Official Youth Soccer and Basketball
  • Athlete, Soccer and Basketball
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Arizona
  • Member, Sports Lawyers Association

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, 2004
  • B.A., Legal Studies, with high honors (cum laude), University of California at Berkeley, 2000
  • B.A., Social Welfare, University of California at Berkeley, 2000
Admissions
  • Arizona
  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit