H. Timothy Lopez is Associate General Counsel with A. O. Smith Corporation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he heads the company’s international law practice group. He is also responsible for legal matters affecting, among other things, intellectual property protection, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, foreign compliance and commercial transactions.
Prior to joining A. O. Smith, Lopez spent six years as in-house counsel at Kohler Company and was an associate with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is licensed to practice law in California and Wisconsin. Lopez is a board member of the international section of the Wisconsin Bar, and a member of the China Business Council of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Association of Commerce.
Strategic business initiatives, mergers & acquisitions, commercial transactions, legal and administrative compliance, licensing, contract development/management, global procurement, distribution, sales and marketing laws, international trade laws, customs (inbound, outbound, audits, and disputes), foreign investments, divestitures, Greenfield development, reorganization/restructurings, government negotiations, and significant expertise in international business environments.
Licensed since 1997
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Mortar Board Honor Society||California Polytechnic State University||1993|
|National Scholarship, American Planning Association||California Polytechnic State University||1992|
|Dean's Honr List - 1990 1991 1992||California Polytechnic State University||N/A|
|Dean's Honor List - 1994-1995||Indiana University School of Law||N/A|
|Associate General Counsel & Head of International||A.O.Smith Corporation||2008 - Present|
|Senior Staff Attorney||Kohler Co.||2002 - 2008|
|Corporate Associate||Foley & Lardner, LLP||2000 - 2002|
|Corporate Associate||Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich||2000 - 2000|
|Corporate Associate||Foley & Lardner, LLP||1997 - 2000|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Bar Association, International Law Section||Member||N/A|
|International Section of Wisconsin Bar||Board Member||N/A|
|Mortar Board Honor Society||Member||N/A|
|Wisconsin Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|California Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|National Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC)||Member||N/A|
|Indiana University School of Law||Bloomington Alumni||N/A|
|School of Architecture and Environmental Design||Cal Poly Alumni||N/A|
|China Business Council||Member||N/A|
|Association of Corporate Counsel Docket||Exploring M&A Opportunities in Russia||2011|
|Association of Corporate Counsel Docket||Understanding and Negotiating Terms||2010|
|Association of Corporate Counsel Docket||Tap Into New Business Channels with Brand Licensing||2010|
|Association of Corporate Counsel Docket||A Primer on M&A in China||2009|
|California International Law Journal||Exploring M&A Transactions In India||2009|
|California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo||City and Regional Planning||Bachelor of Science||1994|