Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that Dennis Hopkins, a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property and Patent Litigation practices, has been named among the 2018 Most Influential Black Lawyers by Savoy Magazine. In saluting their “exceptional legal achievement,” Savoy said the list “showcases African-American men and women who have been recognized for their legal leadership and expertise in national and global-leading corporations.”
Savoy noted the attorneys recognized are “the “best of the best” of Black lawyers that are partners within leading national law firms, corporate and general counsel from FORTUNE 1000 corporations. As diversity and inclusion for legal professionals continues to grow, Savoy’s listing of “top lawyers” emerges with an influential cross section of legal professionals representing a diverse range of expertise with national and global responsibilities.” Among the other honorees for 2018 are Eric Holder, Jr., former Attorney General of the United States, Dennis Archer, the first Black president of the American Bar Association, and Jeh Charles Johnson, former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security
Savoy magazine is a national publication covering the power, substance and style of the African American lifestyle. From entertainment to sports, business to politics, design to style, Savoy is a cultural catalyst for the African-American community that showcases and drives positive dialogue on and about Black culture.
Dennis’s practice focuses on all aspects of intellectual property law, with an emphasis on patent, copyright and trade secret litigation. He has significant experience in all phases of IP litigation, including mediations, trials and appeals. In addition, he counsels clients on issues relating to litigation strategies and intellectual property management. Dennis is experienced in all aspects of brand and domain name protection. His IP experience also includes drafting and negotiating agreements and licenses, preparing written opinions of counsel, and providing general IP counseling to clients, including counseling on patent, copyright, trade secret, brand management and other trademark matters.
Dennis is active in many professional, community and legal associations. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association, the Advisory Committee of the Asian American Bar Association of New York and the New York City Bar Fund Board. He is deeply committed to guiding and grooming the next generation of lawyers and serves on the board of Practicing Attorneys for Law Students, a mentoring organization. In 2014, the Council of Urban Professionals named Dennis one of its Catalysts, designating him “Change Agent – Law” and he was a Fellow in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. He is a Board Member of the Sonia & Celina Sotomayor High School Judicial Internship Program.
Dennis earned his J.D. from Rutgers School of Law and received his B.S. in Physics and Nuclear Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Dennis was a U.S. Army Attack Helicopter Platoon Leader and also served in the U.S. Army Reserves.
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