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Preston Hopson

Preston Hopson

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Thursday, December 1, 2016

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Preston Hopson is Assistant General Counsel at AECOM, a Fortune 500 provider of professional technical and management support services with approximately 95,000 employees around the world.   At AECOM, he handles M&A, securities, finance, real estate, corporate governance and other transactional legal matters for the company. 
Prior to joining AECOM in 2008, Hopson was a corporate and securities lawyer with the firm of O’Melveny & Myers LLP in Los Angeles.  He also served as a law clerk to the Hon. Raymond C. Fisher on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Hopson holds both a BA in Ethics, Politics and Economics and JD from Yale University. He is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel Southern California Chapter Board of Directors and a member of the Leadership Council of the Posse Scholarship Foundation.  


March 20, 2018
Re: Jean Reisz

Jean Reisz was interviewed whether the city of Los Alamitos opting out of California's sanctuary state law serves as evidence that the law is in violation of federal law. "Whether or not Los Alamitos opted out, that's not evidence that these laws are in violation of federal law," said Reisz. "It's just showing the city isn't in support of it or doesn't want to follow it."


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