RICHARD F. HOPE   1901 Cherry Ave., Easton, PA 18040   (610) 258-7417
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Business Unit Counsel / Multinational Issues / International Business / Contracts / Negotiation / Regulatory Compliance / Fraud / Litigation / Settlements / Intellectual Property / Training 
In-depth experience as Corporate Counsel with a major Telecom company and with a law firm.  Background with both domestic and international operations.  Accomplishments include:
Created international contract model leading to global sales of $100 million.
Reduced Lucent subsidiaries overseas to one per country, saving millions.
Strengthened contract capability for growing international business.
Managed team established to fight hostile takeovers for major clients.
J.D. (Magna cum laude / Law Review) – Harvard University Law School.  
B.A. (Summa cum laude, Honors in History) – Ohio State University.
Member: PA and N.Y. State Bar; Federal Courts: US Supreme Ct.,  2nd Cir., 10th Cir., SDNY, EDNY, WDNY
Created contract model instrumental in generating $100 million in global sales.  In order to cover multi-million dollar machinery sale by Lucent/Avaya to a large customer with business in many countries, created interim contracting model covering international issues.  Helped negotiate customer signature and broadened the contract model for multinational sales.  Trained clients and lawyers in the U.S. and overseas.  When the new multinational sales unit was created, principles and contract models were in place.
Managed successful program to reduce number of Lucent subsidiaries to one per country, saving millions of dollars while increasing efficiency.  Went to Europe with directive to reduce subsidiaries to one per country where possible.  Identified key people in IT, law, HR, accounting and government affairs at the Netherlands HQ and in each country.  Working with over 100 people, gained cooperation and implemented the initiative.  Also created award winning corporate governance models that worked across business units.
Generated and implemented a plan to strengthen contract capability for growing international business.  Created and supervised a program to migrate customer contracts from the U.S. and other legal entities.  Established a European Center and in-country offices.  Trained lawyers and contract managers.  Center was so successful that concept is to be adapted to other regions.
Helped create telephone fraud management and negotiating team. 
Helped create telephone fraud management and negotiating team. 
Directed a team of lawyers and paralegals litigating hostile takeovers.  Led a “flying squad” which traveled all over the country to litigate hostile takeovers.  Developed issues, assembled evidence and wrote briefs to obtain injunctive relief, often within 24 hours.  Skadden, Arps developed a strong reputation for achieving positive litigation results for clients such as Woolworth, Becton Dickinson, Conoco, United Technologies and others. 
Compliance and Ethics Solutions – Senior Advisor – 2006 to Present.  Consulting on corporate compliance programs, including risk assessment  
and codes of conduct. 
East Stroudsburg University / Northampton Community College – Adjunct Professor – (collectively) 2004 to Present, formerly also 
Kean University.  Courses:  Business Law, International Business Law, Hospitality Law, Organization and Management.    
AT&T Spin-offs:  Avaya Inc. – 2000 to 2001, and Lucent Technologies Inc. -- 1996 to 2000 – Corporate Counsel.  Attorney to business units, providing advice and training on domestic and multinational issues for business units.  Director level upon retirement in 2001.  U.S. and multinational marketing, sales, distribution and mfg. Lead counsel for international involving offices in 18 countries and distribution in over 50 countries. 
issues for business units.  Trained counsel and advised in international legal and other areas.
AT&T Corp. – Senior Attorney – 1983 to 1996.  Served as Lead Counsel for Business Units, handling regulatory matters, fraud projects, advertising and arbitration matters in addition to general legal matters.
Yeshiva University, New York – Adjunct Professor of Law – 1979 to 1980.  Courses:  legal research and writing; moot court.  
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom – Litigation Associate – 1976 to 1983. Team Leader in corporate takeover litigation, with emphasis on securities laws, tender offers, proxy fights and shareholder lawsuits.
Alaska Supreme Court – Law Clerk to Justice Connor – 1975 to 1976. Legal research and writing; helped Justice Connor clean up his docket of overdue legal opinions.