Edward Hopkins

Edward Hopkins

(FIP, CIPM, CIPT, CIPP/US/G/E/C/A)
  • Employment Law
  • Arizona, Colorado
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Summary

Ed Hopkins is a partner in the Denver and Phoenix offices of Fisher Phillips who focuses his practice on data security and workplace privacy, advising corporate clients on their data privacy programs and privacy law compliance. Additionally, Ed litigates trial and appellate court cases in state and federal courts, with a focus on employee defection and trade secret matters.

Ed helps business leaders assess, improve, design, and implement data privacy management programs that comply with state, federal, and international privacy laws. He advises corporations on data security and workplace privacy matters involving employees, former employees, independent contractors, insurance companies, and service providers. He also litigates business to business disputes and disputes with former employees involving cybercrimes, contract breaches, data breaches, deceptive trade practices, defamation, false advertising, invasions of privacy, negligence, and racketeering.

Ed is one of only a few attorneys in the world who holds all seven certifications offered by IAPP, including certifications in the laws of the United States (CIPP/US), European Union (CIPP/E), Canada (CIPP/C), and Asia (CIPP/A); United States governmental privacy laws (CIPP/G); IT privacy best practices (CIPT); and information privacy management (CIPM). In 2016, the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) designated Ed a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP).

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Ed served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force and as an admissions officer for the U.S. Air Force Academy. After separating from the U.S. Air Force honorably in 2001, Ed formed and led a defense industry financial management and project management firm that provided specialized consulting, management, and software development services to the U.S. Air Force and Department of Defense. He also worked as a business analyst and acquisition consultant for a private equity firm.

Education
University of Arizona
J.D. (2010) | Law
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Honors: Dean's List, William T. Birminham Award, Jenckes Cup 1st Place, Richard Grand Damages 1st Place
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University of Arizona
Post-Baccalaureate Studies | Linguistics and Philosophy
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Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
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United States Air Force Academy
B.S. (1995) | Management
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Honors: Commandant's List
Activities: Football, Judo
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Professional Experience
Partner
Fisher Phillips
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Managing Attorney
HopkinsWay PLLC
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Partner/Lawyer
Fisher, Hopkins, Nandan, Pangalos
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Associate Attorney
Slutes, Sakrison, Rogers
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Publications
Articles & Publications
"Invisible Capital: A Startup Law Firm's Best Defense against Failure"
Trial Talk
Speaking Engagements
Removing Defamatory Online Reviews , Sam Cary Bar Association Meeting , Denver
SCBA
Litigating Defamation in Colorado , Colorado Trial Lawyers Association , Steamboat Springs, CO
CTLA
Certifications
Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)
(IAPP) International Association of Privacy Professionals
Certified Information Privacy Professional, Asia
(IAPP) International Association of Privacy Professionals
Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP)
(IAPP) International Association of Privacy Professionals
Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT)
(IAPP) International Association of Privacy Professionals
Certified Information Privacy Professional, U.S. Private Sector
(IAPP) International Association of Privacy Professionals
Certified Information Privacy Professional, U.S. Government
(IAPP) International Association of Privacy Professionals
Certified Information Privacy Professional, Europe
(IAPP) International Association of Privacy Professionals
Certified Information Privacy Professional, Canada
(IAPP) International Association of Privacy Professionals
Awards
Pro Bono Achievement Award
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Pro Bono Achievement Award
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Colorado  # 43298
Member
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American Bar Association
Member
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Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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International Association of Privacy Professionals
Current
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Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training (COBALT)
Graduate
Current
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Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
Member
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State Bar of Arizona  # 43298
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
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Colorado
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9th Circuit
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10th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Practice Area
  • Employment Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Data Privacy
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
(FIP, CIPM, CIPT, CIPP/US/G/E/C/A)
Contact & Map
1125 17th Street
Suite 2400
Denver, CO 80202
Toll-Free: (303) 218-3650
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed