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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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Gregory W. Knopp

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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Work Department

Partner; Labor

Position

Greg Knopp is partner in charge of Akin Gump’s Los Angeles office, a member of the firm-wide management committee and co-chair of the retail industry group. Mr. Knopp defends companies in class and collective actions and other complex disputes. He has successfully defended cases before state and federal courts across the country and has obtained dismissals of class actions in dozens of high-profile, highly consequential matters. Greg’s clients range from prominent retailers to professional sports leagues. He has also worked with financial services and other professional services firms, along with clients in the technology, transportation and healthcare spaces. Greg has represented clients in a wide range of employment disputes involving wage and hour issues, issues specific to California employment law, sexual harassment, and arbitration compulsion.

To learn more about Mr. Knopp, please visit his full profile: https://www.akingump.com/en/lawyers-advisors/gregory-w-knopp.html

Education

B.A., Cornell University, 1992; J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, with high honors, 1996


United States: Labor and employment

Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

Within: Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has a strong track record in class and collective actions as well as in equal employment opportunity disputes. Practice head Robert Lian has more than 25 years of litigation experience. The recommended Daniel Nash defended Ernst & Young in a highly publicized dispute in which the Supreme Court ultimately ruled that an arbitration agreement entered into by the plaintiff was enforceable, thereby dismissing a putative wage-and-hour class action. In another work highlight, Nash and Stacy Eisenstein were engaged by the NFL after a running back appealed his suspension under the league’s personal conduct policy. Other clients include Starbucks, Caesars Entertainment and Home Depot. Other highlighted individuals are Nate Oleson and Esther Lander. All aforementioned practitioners are based in Washington DC. Greg Knopp and Gary McLaughlin in Los Angeles, Richard Rabin and Lauren Leyden in New York, and Donna Mezias in San Francisco are also noted.

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