Mr. Hopkins focuses his practice on defamation, invasion of privacy, computer crime, and trade secrets litigation and consulting. He is an International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Fellow of Information Privacy and holds all seven of the IAPP’s certifications (CIPM, CIPT, CIPP/US/G/C/E/A).
He advises private companies on their privacy and information security programs, helping them analyze the data breach and litigation risks to which their privacy and information security practices expose them. He represents private individual defendants and small business defendants who have been sued by other individuals or small businesses for defamation or invasion of privacy. He consults on corporate espionage, data breach, information security negligence, and identity theft claims arising from conduct that 18 U.S.C. §§ 1030, 2511, or 2701 and state computer crime, data security, extortion, identity theft, privacy, and racketeering laws prohibit.
He represents plaintiffs whose reputations, careers, brands, or goodwill were harmed due to false or misleading statements; private or corporate data or information were accessed without authorization; personality, publicity, or privacy rights were infringed or violated; or income or profits were diminished due to violations of computer crime or racketeering laws.
He advises attorneys nationwide on dignitary tort litigation strategies, such as ways to assert and prove statutory and common law defenses to defamation, injurious falsehood, invasion of privacy, and right of publicity claims and ways to disprove and defeat questionable or frivolous constitutional defenses, privilege defenses, truth defenses, personal jurisdiction defenses, or 47 U.S.C. § 230 defenses at the motion to dismiss and motion for summary judgment stages of litigation.
Arizona and Colorado
U. S. District Courts for Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico
U. S. Courts of Appeals for the 9th and 10th Circuits
U. S. Supreme Court