BRYAN E. HOPKINS

HELPING YOU MANAGE YOUR LEGAL RISK

A leading expert in the areas of compliance, legal risk management and international litigation.

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Facing Antitrust Concerns
Providing wide ranging advice on all aspects of antitrust matters including investigations, international cartels, merger review, abuse of dominance and unfair trade practices.
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Preparing You For Threats
Assisting companies by offering crisis management training, crisis management preparation as well as crisis management audits. Also advise in house law departments on the role of legal in a crisis management situation.
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Avoiding Potential Risks
Providing best-practice advice and counseling on all aspects of legal risk management as well as advice on managing legal risk through insurance and mitigation mechanisms.
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Selecting The Right Team
We assist in the selection and management of outside counsel in different jurisdictions and the management of related legal costs and fees as well as management of the legal process.
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About

Bryan E. Hopkins was Special Counsel at Lee & Ko, one of Korea’s largest and most distinguished law firms. He is also the former General Council of Samsung Electronics America.
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My History

1980
Entry Into Law
Graduated from Florida State University, College of Law, while also being admitted to the Florida State Bar.
1999
Putting In The Work
Vice President and General Counsel at Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a position he held for over ten years. While there he managed major domestic and international legal activities including retail related issues, antitrust litigation, compliance, class action defense and transactional matters.
2014

Closing Cases
As Special Counsel at Lee & Ko Bryan Hopkins worked in Lee & Ko’s Antitrust and Competition Practice Group, advising clients on Korean regulatory issues, especially as it concerns the KFTC and other Korean agencies.

What Others Are Saying

  • Pamela Day
    General CounselNational Teachers Associates Life Insurance Company

    Bryan and I shared similar roles and responsibilities as leaders of our respective US Samsung operating unit legal departments. Though at different units, Bryan was always willing to work collaboratively with me to further overall company interests, particularly to share best practices.

  • Jonathan Waters
    Assistant Vice PresidentAssistant General Counsel at The Hartford

    Bryan’s experience, knowledge and managerial skills make him a great General Counsel. Bryan is able to quickly assess a situation or issue and begin the process of addressing it. 

  • Luis M. O’Naghten
    ArbitratorPartner at Baker & McKenzie (International Arbitration)

    It was always a pleasure to work with Bryan as he was very involved in each and every matter. He worked diligently to get me the necessary information and was active in both devising the strategy for a case as well as in preparing pleadings and witnesses.

  • Jay Reynolds
    EVP Service SolutionsPluslux LLC

    Brain is a consummate professional with great work ethic and winning personality. I am confident he would a great asset to any firm in need of an experienced and accomplished general council.

DEALING WITH LEGAL RISK MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND PROBLEMS

Published author Bryan Hopkins unfolds the nuances of the risk management practice while dealing with the issues, concerns and solutions that might arise.
Legal Risk Management For In-House Counsel and Managers
A Managers Guide To Legal And Corporate Risk Management
Bryan E. Hopkins fleshes out the complex problems of corporate risk management that is an essential practice for all companies in the world today. Find out all the concerns, issues and solutions to providing pro-active protection for your company in his new book.
Agreements, Forms and Checklists for Risk Managers
A Companion to Legal Risk Management For In-House Counsel and Managers
Agreements, Forms and Checklists for Risk Managers shows readers how to make the right decisions in today’s complex and hostile business environment.

Recent Articles from Bryan

Keeping you in the know about everything related to Legal Risk Management Law and the news about what’s going in the world of law.

Whether Retired, Managing A Business or Managing A Career- Prepare For The Long Haul

Sitting on the beach sipping ice tea (or ice Americano sometimes) I’ve noticed how people are enjoying themselves. Some are tanning themselves on the beach and others are swimming in the water.  Even though the news is preoccupied with Covid 19, many people have gotten on with their lives. The daily  infection count  in the […]
Published on August 20, 2021

TO BE SUCCESSFUL YOU HAVE TO TAKE CHANCES: REFLECTIONS ON MY CAREER

Retiring to Busan from Seoul has guaranteed I would be next to water. Currently I am on Gwangali Beach (actually sipping ice coffee from a nearby coffee shop) enjoying the beach. Though it is hot outside (33 C) I am near the ocean which means there is a slight breeze coming off the water. Having […]
Published on August 9, 2021

RETIREMENT REMINDS ALL OF US THAT WE NEED A LONG TERM PLAN

I’ve constantly reminded my colleagues that what they need is a long term plan. That goes for CLOs (what are your long term threats?) those in private practice (what is your long term plan?) and those in business (what is your long term marketing plan?). Everyone seem to get so caught up in the weeds […]
Published on July 22, 2021

Musings On Retirement- Father's Day On The Beach!

Recently, I celebrated Father's Day on the beach! I am close to retirement and have just re-located from Seoul to Busan. Actually to Gwangali Beach in Busan to be precise. The sun is out and the weather very nice. A great time to be at the beach. The beach is crowded today so I am […]
Published on June 22, 2021

Retirement - Decluttering My Life

I am getting ready for retirement. It will happen in a month. It really hasn’t hit me yet- but I know I will soon no longer have an office to go to everyday or an office in which to store things. In fact , looking around my office I realize I have files, books and […]
Published on June 1, 2021

Musings on Retirement- Change Is Everywhere!

It’s my day off. Though I am retiring soon I am taking a few days off here and there to take care of personal business before I depart the workplace. Of course they now have more work for me to do prior to my leaving. Well today they have to find someone else. I am […]
Published on May 24, 2021

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