Karl Hopkins

General Counsel at The Atlantic Council of the United States

Karl Hopkins

Karl Hopkins

General Counsel at The Atlantic Council of the United States

Biography

Karl V. Hopkins is a partner and Dentons' Global Chief Security Officer. Karl counsels the Firm on international strategy, business and political intelligence, and security and threat analysis. In addition, he provides strategic advice to the Firm's clients regarding their global operations, including the performance of due diligence and compliance investigations, physical and cyber security assessments, country and political risk assessments, and threat analyses. This includes providing enterprise risk management and organizational resiliency advice.

Karl also provides clients with strategic and legal advice regarding crisis and incident response. He has managed various types of crises, including physical security breaches and cyber incidents, insider threats and reputational impacts. He also assists clients with the formulation and implementation of communication and crisis management policies and protocols.

In addition to providing strategic counsel to minimize risks, Karl has represented clients before various arbitration tribunals, including the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). Karl also has represented a number of multinational clients in global asset identification and recovery matters, and has extensive experience advising clients, including a number of oil & gas producers and oilfield service and supply companies around the globe in connection with energy infrastructure projects.

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Career Highlights

The Atlantic Council of the United States

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Number of Boards

3

Number of Awards

7

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Lifetime Member of the Board of Directors at The Atlantic Council of the United States

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President & Chief Executive Officer at The Atlantic Council of the United States

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Executive Vice Chairman of the Board at The Atlantic Council of the United States

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Executive Vice Chairman of the Board at The Atlantic Council of the United States

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Lifetime Member of the Board of Directors at The Atlantic Council of the United States

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Lifetime Member of the Board of Directors at The Atlantic Council of the United States

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Lifetime Member of the Board of Directors at The Atlantic Council of the United States

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Lifetime Member of the Board of Directors at The Atlantic Council of the United States

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Lifetime Member of the Board of Directors at The Atlantic Council of the United States

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Lifetime Member of the Board of Directors at The Atlantic Council of the United States

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Karl Hopkins
General Counsel at The Atlantic Council of the United States
Education
Masters Certificate in International Affairs with Emphasis in Intelligence
Class of 2012

The Bush School of Government and Public Service is a graduate college of Texas A&M University. The school is named in honor of former US President George H. W. Bush. The school offers graduate degrees in Public Service and Administration and the International Affairs, while also providing certificates in graduate programs that are completed online and through local continuing education opportunities. The Bush School's programs are housed in the George Bush Presidential Library on the West Campus of Texas A&M University.

JD
Class of 1992

Southwestern Law School (formerly known as Southwestern University School of Law and Southwestern College of Law) is a private, ABA-accredited law school located in Mid-Wilshire, Los Angeles, in the U.S. state of California, with about 1,000 students. Its campus includes the Bullocks Wilshire building, an art deco National Register of Historic Places landmark built in 1929. Southwestern is an independent law school with no affiliation to any undergraduate university. It has been an American Bar Association approved law school since 1970.

BA in History
Class of 1989

Texas A&M University (A&M or TAMU) is a coeducational public research university located in College Station, Texas, United States. It is the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System, the fourth-largest university in the United States and the largest university in Texas.Texas A&M's designation as a land, sea, and space grant institution reflects a broad range of research with ongoing projects funded by agencies such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Office of Naval Research. The school ranks in the top 20 American research institutes in terms of funding and has made notable contributions to such fields as animal cloning and petroleum engineering.

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Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Current

ASIS International, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, is a professional organization for security professionals. It issues certifications, standards, and guidelines for the security profession. Founded in 1955 as the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), the organization officially changed its name in 2002 to ASIS International to reflect its international expansion, which includes 37,000 members and 200 local chapters worldwide at that time. The name "American Society for Industrial Security" no longer exists except in historical legal documents. As of 2018, educational and networking events hosted by ASIS are referred to as the "Global Security Exchange (GSX).

Member
Current

Business Executives for National Security (BENS) is a nonpartisan and non-profit organization which supports the U.S. government by applying pro bono, best business practice solutions to its most difficult national security problems. For thirty years, BENS has served as the primary channel through which senior American business leaders contribute special experience and talent to help build a more secure nation. With regional offices across the country and from our headquarters in Washington, D.C., our membership has earned the trust and respect of leaders in government.

Career History
Partner & Global Chief Security Officer
Current

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, connecting talent to the world's challenges and opportunities in more than 75 countries. Dentons' legal and business solutions benefit from deep roots in our communities and award-winning advancements in client service, including Nextlaw, Dentons’ innovation and strategic advisory services. Dentons' polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client and community interests in the New Dynamic.

General Counsel
Current

The Atlantic Council is a nonpartisan think tank that promotes constructive leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the central role of the Atlantic Community in meeting global challenges. Founded in 1961, the Council provides an essential forum for navigating the dramatic shifts in economic and political influence that are shaping the twenty-first century by educating and galvanizing its uniquely influential network of international political, business, and intellectual leaders. The Council’s ten regional centers and functional programs shape today’s policy choices and foster transatlantic strategies to advance international security and global economic prosperity. It is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Current

The Atlantic Council is a nonpartisan think tank that promotes constructive leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the central role of the Atlantic Community in meeting global challenges. Founded in 1961, the Council provides an essential forum for navigating the dramatic shifts in economic and political influence that are shaping the twenty-first century by educating and galvanizing its uniquely influential network of international political, business, and intellectual leaders. The Council’s ten regional centers and functional programs shape today’s policy choices and foster transatlantic strategies to advance international security and global economic prosperity. It is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Member, Tech, Law & Security Advisory Board
Current

American University Washington College of Law (WCL) is the law school of American University. It is located on Massachusetts Avenue in the Spring Valley neighborhood of Northwest Washington, D.C. The school is fully accredited by the American Bar Association, and a member of the AALS.

Member, Board of Governors
Prior

The Middle East Institute (MEI) is a non-profit, non-partisan think tank and cultural center in Washington, DC. Founded in 1946, MEI is the oldest institution in Washington dedicated exclusively to the study of the Middle East. The mission of the institute is “to increase knowledge of the Middle East among the citizens of the United States and to promote a better understanding between the people of these two areas.

Political Donations
$1,000
2013

Minority Leader from United States

$5,000
2009

Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization at United States Department of State

Awards & Honors
2012
Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business
2011
Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business
2010
Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business
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