RICHARD F. HOPE   1901 Cherry Avenue, Easton, PA 18040  Phone: 610-258-7417 

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Corporate Counsel (Fortune 500 companies, retired)

College Professor

Author and Historian


Harvard University Law School.  J.D. (Magna cum laude / elected to Law Review)

Ohio State University B.A. (Summa cum laude / Honors in History / Battelle Military Prize)


Work History

Law / Corporate:

Compliance & Ethics Solutions LLC – 2005 to Present.  Consulting on corporate compliance, ethics, and risk assessment. 

Avaya Inc. – Corporate Counsel – 2000 to 2001.  Director level counsel to business units.  U.S. and multinational marketing, sales, distribution and mfg. Lead counsel for international involving offices in 18 countries and distribution in over 50 countries.  Advised and trained U.S. and foreign office counsel.  


Lucent Technologies Inc. – Corporate Counsel – 1996 to 2000.  Handled domestic and multinational

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.


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. 

Supreme Court of Alaska (Justice Roger Connor).  Law Clerk, researched and prepared draft opinions and bench memoranda. 



East Stroudsburg University – Adjunct Instructor – 2003 to Present.  Course:  Business Law. 


Northampton County Community College – Adjunct Professor – 2007 to Present.  Courses: Business Law and Hospitality Law.


Kean University – Adjunct Professor – 2004 to 2006.  Courses:  Business Law, International Business Law, Organization and Management. 




    Practical Principles of International / Multinational Commercial Law ( 2010) (based on a prior text printed in 2006 and experience as Corporate Counsel for Fortune 500 corporate clients, and corporate and college courses created on this subject)

    “Draft Model Employment Contract for Space Employees”, 5 Northrop U.L.J. 51 (1984).

    Co-author of articles on “Tender Offers”:  e.g., Kramer, Budnick & Hope, "Tender Offers: Background and Definition," in C. Kanter, Tender Offers: Making and Meeting Them (PLI 1979).


    Easton PA: A History (AuthorHouse 2006).

    Easton PA: Historic Tours ( 2009)

    Santa Claus: A Guidebook for Grown-Ups ( 2007)