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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.  

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The New York Times
December 14, 2017
Re: Abby K. Wood

Abby Wood was quoted about the standard of acceptable behavior established by the Democratic Party. “I’m struck by where the Democrats drew this line. Suppose they had drawn it somewhere between the allegations against Rep. John Conyers and those against Sen. Franken,” Wood explained. “By requesting retirement from Conyers but continuing to work with Franken, the message would have been that women should simply learn to live with some level of sexual harassment and assault. Instead, they seem to have drawn a bold line: no unwanted touching of any kind is permissible, full stop.”

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