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Brian Cooper

Brian Cooper

Brian Michael Cooper is an accomplished sports executive, currently holding the positions of President & Chief Operating Officer at the American Flag Football League (AFFL). With over two decades of experience as a sports attorney, agent, executive, and advisor, Cooper has established himself as a prominent figure in the industry.

Prior to his role at AFFL, Cooper served as a law partner at Frost Brown Todd LLP and Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, where he specialized in Entertainment, Media, and Sports Practice. He was also the President of the Houston Roughnecks, a significant professional football team.

Cooper’s extensive career includes diverse roles such as Director of Sports Programming at DISH Network, Senior Associate Athletic Director at Rice University, and President of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, the NBA G-League affiliate of the Houston Rockets. In his early legal career, Cooper worked at Proskauer LLP in New York, where he represented esteemed clients such as the NBA, NHL, ATP, and MLS.

Recognized for his expertise and contributions to the field, Cooper has been honored as a four-time Super Lawyers Texas Rising Star. With his vast knowledge and experience, he continues to make a significant impact on the sports industry.

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July 3, 2023

Understanding Professional Sports Leagues’ Personal Conduct Policies and Disciplinary Processes (State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2023)

The way athletes conduct themselves has the potential to majorly impact them, their team, and their sport as a whole. With such high stakes and the added influence of social media, personal...