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Preston Hopson

Preston Hopson

Lecturer in Law

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

Last Updated: April 25, 2018




Preston Hopson joined Tetra Tech in January 2018 as senior vice president and general counsel. At that time, he also was elected secretary to the board of directors. Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting and engineering services. The Company supports government and commercial clients by providing innovative solutions focused on water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

For the prior 10 years, Hopson served as assistant general counsel and assistant corporate secretary at the engineering and infrastructure firm AECOM. Prior to this, he was a senior associate at the law firm O’Melveny & Myers, LLP in Los Angeles, California. Hopson began his career as a judicial clerk 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.
 

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The New Republic
February 20, 2019
Re: Sam Erman

The New Republic published a review of Sam Erman's book entitled "Almost Citizens: Puerto Rico, the U.S. Constitution, and Empire. According to the reviewer, "The book is deeply researched and densely footnoted, but Erman’s writing is also lively and lucid, and he has an eye for catchy stories and compelling characters." The review goes on to suggest that aside from its compelling narrative, the book "has recovered a crucial history of the struggle over democracy, rights, race, and gender in America, a set of conflicts we have not left behind."

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Jonathan Barnett
December, 2018

Jonathan Barnett co-authored a letter to the Federal Trade Commission in response to a request for public comments following Hearings #4 on Innovation and Intellectual Property Policy. 

Dorothy S. Lund
December, 2018

"Nonvoting Shares and Efficient Corporate Governance," Ackerman Conference on Differential Voting Shares, Bar-Ilan University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Orin Kerr
December, 2018

"Implementing Carpenter" posted to SSRN.