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 Turner Broadcasting System, where he manages the administration, policy and finances of the company’s legal department, as well as all domestic and international corporate mergers and acquisitions and digital transactions. He also oversees all legal responsibilities for Turner Entertainment Networks, including TBS, TNT, truTV and Turner Classic Movies. 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.

He earned his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from Indiana University.