Brian’s international experience includes time in Hong Kong, where he received his M.Phil. from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, served as an aide to Martin Lee, Q.C., founding Chair of the Democratic Party of Hong Kong, published “Voices in the Heart”: Post-Colonialism and Identity in Hong Kong Literature (Peter Lang: Oxford–New York, 2003), and worked for an international law firm headquartered in New York City. He also served as an Associate Director at the US Department of State.

Brian is a connector. He understands the value he adds by efficiently solving clients’ problems using his unique skills and background—or by engaging those in his powerful network to provide results that lie outside of his experience. Brian brings to bear not only his broad background in the private and public sectors, but also his ability to understand the political, public relations, and practical aspects of legal problems. Clients say they turn to Brian because of his responsiveness, accessibility, and commitment to understanding their professional and personal goals. He aligns himself with what is most important to each client.

    Experience

    Any result the lawyer or law firm may have achieved on behalf of clients in other matters does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.

    •  Manages the expert element of high-stakes litigation by developing scientific and medical expert witnesses in the areas of addiction, pharmacology, and brain physiology in defending major tobacco-product manufacturers in state and federal court.
    • Counsels and defends the largest US producer of construction materials in personalinjury suits throughout Georgia.
    • Advises business owners, entrepreneurs, self-employed professionals, and other highincome clients in litigating business torts, resolving complex commercial disputes, and appearing before specialized tribunals and governmental agencies.
    • Conducted due diligence in Laos for major European-based utility-IPP developer acquiring $133 million direct-share interest in 150 MW hydropower generation facility.
    • Analyzed regulatory reform issues for the Government of the Philippines on the privatization of its electricity infrastructure; focused on privatization of its generation assets and integration of its portfolio of IPP plants into a wholesale electricity spot market.

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    Contact information

    +1 404.879.2440
    brian.hooper@wbd-us.com

    Bar admissions

    2005, Virginia

    2007, District of Columbia

    2010, Florida

    2017, Georgia

    Education

    • J.D., 2003, Harvard Law School
      • Deputy Editor in Chief, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy
      • President, Harvard Federalist Society
      • Dean’s Award for Community Leadership
    • M. Phil., 2000, Chinese University of Hong Kong
    • B.A, 1998, Washington and Lee University
      • summa cum laude
      • Phi Beta Kappa
      • Honors