Adam Hopkins

Managing Director and Deputy General Counsel

Legal

Americas

Years in industry: 18 years 
Area of focus: Capital markets, securities, corporate finance, and derivatives law
School: Case Western Reserve Law School

What do you do at Mizuho?
I manage a team of attorneys and support staff advising the Capital Markets team on a broad spectrum of sales and trading, research, banking and regulatory issues. Our team collaborates with all parts of the business to develop goals based on a rapidly changing domestic and international regulatory environment.  

What’s the first thing you read every day?
I typically read the Wall Street journal on my way into work and then catch up on the latest developments in news and regulation when I arrive by reading industry sites, such as Risk.net.

How is Mizuho different from other places you've worked?
Mizuho genuinely cares about its employees. This is not only reflected in the benefits and development programs but in the respect that each employee receives every day regardless of their position. You get the sense that integrity matters.    

How have you grown since joining Mizuho?
Collaboration is critical to working at Mizuho. As such, working across products and disciplines is a skill that I have been able to improve on at Mizuho and one which I continue to work on every day.

What’s one thing you've learned while at Mizuho or in the industry?
I've learned that different backgrounds bring different and unique perspectives, which are critical to serving our clients. 

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