John T. Cooper

Adjunct Professor of Law

B.S., Purdue University
J.D., Indiana University


Sports Law

Biographical Information: 

John T. Cooper is the senior vice president and associate general counsel for IMG, a global sports and entertainment management firm. Cooper previously was senior vice president and associate general counsel at Turner Broadcasting, where he handled legal matters for TBS, TNT, truTV, Turner Classic Movies and Turner Sports, including all of Turner’s television sports programming (e.g., NBA on TNT, MLB on TBS) and sports digital properties like NBA Digital and Bleacher Report. Cooper was the first-ever team counsel for the Atlanta Braves, Hawks and Thrashers and was the sole attorney for the Goodwill Games. Prior to his work with Turner, he worked as an associate attorney for Troutman Sanders in Atlanta.

Cooper earned his law degree from Indiana University (Bloomington) in 1992, graduating magna cum laude, and his undergraduate degree in industrial management with a minor in industrial engineering from Purdue University in 1989.