Danny Hayes / CEO


In 2012, Danny Hayes became the CEO of DWP after a 25-year career as an entertainment attorney, representing artists including Tool, Linkin Park, Marilyn Manson, Paramore, Staind, and Avenged Sevenfold. Hayes’ career began at the prestigious firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillps and later was the managing partner of Davis Shapiro Lewit and Hayes. He was also a founding partner of Prodege and its pioneering social rewards community Swagbucks, which was acquired by Technology Crossover Ventures in 2012. He is a graduate of the USC School of Law and serves on the board of the Take Me Home animal rescue charity.