Hello, I am Linda Hopkins, the Chair of the ISN Legal Advisory Council. I am an attorney and partner in a Minnesota law firm that specializes in business and intellectual property law services.
I earned a Masters of Arts in Special Education in 1989. I worked as a Special Education Director for a Psychiatric Hospital in New Mexico followed by Special Education teaching in Minnesota.
Since that time, I earned my law degree from William Mitchell College of Law. I wrote a book on intellectual property policies in the United States federal government and advised the Office of the President of the United States on intellectual property policy in technology programs. A year later, I acted as a commentator and writer on statutes for the Government of Bulgaria.
My firm held an international conference on Biotechnology and Ethical issues in 1999. Since that time, I have worked as a lawyer in business and public policy issues related to biotechnology, the Internet, and software.
I have a strong interest in promoting ethical distribution of medical care and medicines. I look forward to advising the ISN Board in legal and public policy decisions.
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