Managing Director and Deputy General Counsel, Mizuho Americas LLC.
Adam Hopkins is Managing Director and Deputy General Counsel of Mizuho Americas LLC. Adam has been with Mizuho since 2010 and previously held the role of General Counsel and Head of Compliance for the firm’s global derivatives business. He currently advises on all aspects of Mizuho’s capital markets and investment banking business lines including, equity and debt capital markets, securitization and fixed income. He heads a team of highly qualified attorneys. He is also responsible for managing and advising on employment law matters, corporate governance and strategy. Prior to joining Mizuho, Adam acted as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for an SEC registered investment adviser.
Adam began his career in the Financial Services and Capital Markets Department of Tannenbaum, Helpern, Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP. He received his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University and is a member of the New York bar. He currently serves as a member of the NYC Bar Association Banking Law Committee and SIFMA Advisory Committee. Adam lives and works in New York City where his three boys, ages 5, 7 and 10 attend school. He is an active participant in each of these schools and has a great interest in education of our youth stemming from his mother, sister and extended family members, all of whom were career teachers.