Dennis D. Strazulo

Co-Managing Partner of San Francisco

Office: San Francisco

Direct: 415-578-6901

Fax: 415-578-6910

  • Professional Overview

    Dennis Strazulo is a management-side employment law attorney with a sub-specialty in providing counsel to sports/entertainment industry clients. He is the managing partner of O’Hagan Meyer’s San Francisco Office, Chair of the Firm’s Sports & Entertainment Practice Group, and actively involved with emerging issues with Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) opportunities available to student athletes - counseling NIL Collectives, Universities, Sponsors, and Student Athletes. Dennis has over 30 years’ experience as a litigator and trial lawyer and provides daily advice to executives and human resource professionals regarding issues such as terminations, wage and hour compliance, sexual harassment, discrimination, severance and employment agreements.  He is also a frequent lecturer to national audiences on complex employment law issues, strategic case management, and mediation tactics.

    An accomplished negotiator, Dennis brings to clients a media/communications background and unique blend of practicing employment law and advising sports and entertainment clients in California.  His clients also include television production studios, talent managers, and professional sports agents. From 2011 – 2015 he appeared as a weekly guest on a local radio program covering employment law topics, drawing acclaim from listeners. Dennis now serves as President of The Board of Directors of Music Heals International and also authors sports and entertainment articles for San Francisco Bay Area magazine publications.

  • Practice Areas
  • Education and Admissions


    Dennis earned two undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degrees at the University of San Francisco (BA in English; BA in Communications Arts/Mass Media Studies) and received his Juris Doctor degree from the USF School of Law at Kendrick Hall.

    States Licensed

    • California
  • Professional Organization Memberships
    • Licensed Talent Agent, State of California
    • Member, Professional Liability Underwriting Society
    • Member, Sports Lawyers Association
    • Board of Directors, Italian Community Services (San Francisco)
  • News, Honors, Publications & Speeches
    • California Super Lawyer
    • “Social Media: From Protecting Candidates to Selecting Jurors – Social Media Best Practices for Employment Lawyers”, Employment Practices Liability ExecuSummit Conference (September 26, 2017)
    • “Guiding Employers Through the New DOL Overtime Regulations and Other Wage and Hour Emerging Issues – Meet the Modern Wage & Hour Insurance Policy,” EPLI Fall ExecuSummit Conference(September 28, 2016)
    • “Ensuring Compliance with New Pay Equity Laws, Pitfalls to Avoid for Employers Operating in New York and California, and What is on the Horizon for Other States?” American Conference Institute’s (ACI) 27thNational Forum on Wage & Hour Claims & Class Actions (June 2, 2016)
    • “Settlement Agreements –How far is too Far? Balancing the Obligation to Protect Your Client without Creating New Avenues for Liability,” 2nd Annual National Employment Practices Liability Insurance ExecuSummit (April 12, 2016)
    • “Protection Beyond Coverage – Or If There Isn’t Any!” American Conference Institute’s (ACI) 22ndAnnual Conference on Employment Practices Liability Insurance (March 2, 2015)
    • “EPLI and Wage & Hour Issues: Assessing the Market and Coverage Needs, the Latest on Exclusions, Coverage Buy Back and Sublimits, and Best Practices for Mitigating Exposure to Claims Involving Overtime and DOL Exemptions,” American Conference Institute’s (ACI) 22ndNational Conference Employment Practices Liability Insurance (January 27, 2015)
    • “Current Trends in Workplace Harassment and Discrimination: Transgender, Racial, Age and Gender Claims,” American Conference Institute’s (ACI) 20thNational EPLI Conference(January 28, 2014)
    • “Problem Children: Claims in California and Florida,” 8thAnnual National Employment Practices Liability Insurance ExecuSummit Conference (October 1, 2013)
    • “The Triangular Relationship of Carriers, Insureds, and Defense Counsel: Ensuring Ethical Conduct in the Management, Litigation, and Settlement of EPL Claims,” American Conference Institute’s (ACI) 19thConference on Employment Practices Liability Insurance (June 25, 2013)
    • “The Tripartite Relationship of Carriers, Insureds, and Defense Counsel: The Ethical Balancing of Interests in the Litigation and Settlement of EPL Claims,” American Conference Institute’s (ACI) 18thAnnual Conference on Employment Practices Liability Insurance (January 30, 2013)
    • “Top 10 Mistakes that lead to Employment Lawsuits,” Heffernan Insurance Sales Meeting(June 2012)
    • “The Tripartite Relationship: Navigating the Tight Rope Around the Bermuda Triangle When Defending EPLI Claims,” PLAN Regional Meeting(October 18, 2012)
    • “Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration, and Settlement of EPL Claims: Strategies and Techniques for Engaging in Successful Alternative Dispute Resolutions,” American Conference Institute (ACI) EPLI Conference(January 24, 2012)
    • “Termination Bombs,” National Audio Conference Webinar Presented by ePlace Solutions, Inc.(October 6, 2011)
    • “Keeping the Heroes and Losing the Zeros Hiring and Firing Laws and Flaws,” Society For Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2011 Annual Conference,(June 29, 2011)
    • “Perspectives on Claims Trends, Cost Control, Underwriting Considerations, Panel Counsel, and the Defense and Settlement of Claims,” American Conference Institute’s (ACI) 16thAnnual Conference on Employment Practices Liability Insurance (January 25, 2011)
    • “Keeping the Heroes; Losing the Zeros,” California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH) Conference, (September 2010)
    • “How Employers are Using Social Media,” National Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) ExecuSummit(2010)
    • “Employment Law Update – Part 2,” 4thAnnual National Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) ExecuSu