BRYAN E. HOPKINS

Special Counsel at Lee & Ko, one of Korea’s largest and most distinguished law firms, currently practices in the Antitrust / Competition and M&A Practice Groups of Lee & Ko.

Bryan E. Hopkins is a leading expert in the areas of compliance, legal risk management and international litigation.

With more than twenty five years’ experience as in house counsel to major multinational corporations, Mr. Hopkins was recently a law professor at Sejong University in Seoul, Korea where he taught commercial law, risk management and international negotiations.

Mr. Hopkins frequently lectures on legal risk management, compliance and litigation management. He has written numerous articles for newspapers and journals and has authored two books on the topic of risk management:

  • Legal Risk Management For In-House Counsel and Managers: A Managers Guide To Legal And Corporate Risk Management
  • Agreements, Forms and Checklists for Risk Managers: A Companion to Legal Risk Management For In-House Counsel and Managers

Legal Risk Management

Anti-trust Investigations

Credit Risk Management

Compliance

Corporate Governance

Litigation Management

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“The fate of a company or organization in today’s world is tied to how it handles legal risk and whether it manages risk effectively or fails to appreciate the consequences of disregarding it.”

– Bryan E. Hopkins

Achievements

A law professor at Sejong University in Seoul, Korea where he taught commercial law, risk management and international negotiations. While frequently providing lectures on legal risk management, compliance and litigation management.

The first full time foreign in-house counsel hired by the Samsung Group in Korea and has spent many years working in-house for Korean companies as well as subsidiaries of Korean based companies and multinationals.

While General Counsel for Samsung Electronics America he managed major domestic and international legal activities including retail related issues, antitrust litigation, compliance, class action defense and transactional matters.

Earlier in his career, he gained extensive experience in corporate law, international law and international litigation at the Racal Corporation, the US subsidiary of Racal Electronics, Kumho Petrochemical in Seoul, Korea and the Samsung Co. in Seoul, Korea.

Achievements

A law professor at Sejong University in Seoul, Korea where he taught commercial law, risk management and international negotiations. While frequently providing lectures on legal risk management, compliance and litigation management.

The first full time foreign in-house counsel hired by the Samsung Group in Korea and has spent many years working in-house for Korean companies as well as subsidiaries of Korean based companies and multinationals.

While General Counsel for Samsung Electronics America he managed major domestic and international legal activities including retail related issues, antitrust litigation, compliance, class action defense and transactional matters.

Earlier in his career, he gained extensive experience in corporate law, international law and international litigation at the Racal Corporation, the US subsidiary of Racal Electronics, Kumho Petrochemical in Seoul, Korea and the Samsung Co. in Seoul, Korea.

History

1980

Graduated from Florida State University, College of Law, while also being admitted to the Florida State Bar.

1992

Gained extensive experience in corporate law, international law and international litigation at the Racal Corporation, the US subsidiary of Racal Electronics.

1999

Vice President and General Counsel at Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a position he held for over ten years. While General Counsel for Samsung Electronics America, he managed major domestic and international legal activities including retail related issues, antitrust litigation, compliance, class action defense and transactional matters.

Having implemented the compliance program for Samsung Electronics in North America as well as designing its risk management department in the U.S., Mr. Hopkins has been in the forefront of corporate governance and compliance.

2011

Law professor at Sejong University in Seoul, Korea where he taught commercial law and risk management.

2013

Published the book “Legal Risk Management For In-House Counsel and Managers: A Managers Guide To Legal And Corporate Risk Management”

2014

Published the book “Agreements, Forms and Checklists for Risk Managers: A Companion to Legal Risk Management For In-House Counsel and Managers”

2014~

Bryan E. Hopkins is Special Counsel at Lee & Ko. Working in Lee & Ko’s Antitrust and Competition Practice Group, he currently focuses on advising Korean clients on US antitrust law as well as compliance, risk management, litigation and corporate governance matters. He also advises clients on Korean regulatory issues, especially as it concerns the KFTC and other Korean agencies.

History

1980

Graduated from Florida State University, College of Law, while also being admitted to the Florida State Bar.

1992

Gained extensive experience in corporate law, international law and international litigation at the Racal Corporation, the US subsidiary of Racal Electronics.

1999

Vice President and General Counsel at Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a position he held for over ten years. While General Counsel for Samsung Electronics America, he managed major domestic and international legal activities including retail related issues, antitrust litigation, compliance, class action defense and transactional matters.

Having implemented the compliance program for Samsung Electronics in North America as well as designing its risk management department in the U.S., Mr. Hopkins has been in the forefront of corporate governance and compliance.

2011

Law professor at Sejong University in Seoul, Korea where he taught commercial law and risk management.

2013

Published the book “Legal Risk Management For In-House Counsel and Managers: A Managers Guide To Legal And Corporate Risk Management”

2014

Published the book “Agreements, Forms and Checklists for Risk Managers: A Companion to Legal Risk Management For In-House Counsel and Managers”

2014~

Bryan E. Hopkins is Special Counsel at Lee & Ko. Working in Lee & Ko’s Antitrust and Competition Practice Group, he currently focuses on advising Korean clients on US antitrust law as well as compliance, risk management, litigation and corporate governance matters. He also advises clients on Korean regulatory issues, especially as it concerns the KFTC and other Korean agencies.

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