Mark Premo-Hopkins, Associate

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 Victoria Ray
  • Trial attorney with experience in matters involving products liability in the pharmaceutical industry, trade secrets, breach of employment contracts, professional negligence and environmental remediation.
  • Named to the Rising Stars List published nationwide in Colorado Super Lawyers® (2014, 2015).
  • Practiced in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis before joining Reilly Pozner LLP.
  •  Clerked for the Hon. Emilio M. Garza of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Practice Areas:

  • Complex Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Mass Torts

Reilly Pozner LLP

Mark Premo-Hopkins, Associate




 Victoria Ray
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About Mark:

Mark Premo-Hopkins is a litigation associate with the firm.

Mark focuses his practice on representing plaintiffs in mass tort proceedings, and handling complex civil litigation matters. Mark has experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in all stages of litigation leading up to and including trial, as well as handling post-trial and appellate work for his clients.

Matters that are representative of Mark’s practice include:

  • Represents hundreds of plaintiffs in multiple mass tort litigations against pharmaceutical manufacturers including: In re Zoloft Products Liability Litigation in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; In re Topamax Litigation in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas; and numerous other cases around the country involving drugs such as Prozac, Paxil, Celexa, and Lexapro.
  • When a group of automobile dealerships faced a purported class action claiming that new cars were equipped in violation of the Colorado Consumer Protection Act, it hired Reilly Pozner to defend its interests.  After winning landmark reversals at the Colorado Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of the trial court’s initial approval of class treatment, the firm defeated Plaintiffs’ second attempt at class certification in the trial court.
  • Represented hedge fund during preliminary injunction and arbitration proceedings against former employees for breach of employment agreements and theft of trade secrets.  Successfully obtained injunctive relief as well as millions of dollars in monetary sanctions for intentional spoliation of evidence.
  • Represented national pharmaceutical manufacturer in consolidated mass tort proceedings involving hundreds of cases related to blood thinning drug, heparin.  Representation included only exemplar case tried to verdict.
  • Represented large accounting firm at trial involving allegations that accounting firm was negligent for failing to discover fraud carried out by plaintiff’s former CFO.  Jury returned a complete defense verdict, including on client’s counterclaims for fees and costs.
  • Represented chemical manufacturer in case regarding alleged groundwater contamination.  After a five-week trial in Louisiana state court, the court rejected plaintiffs’ requests for additional remediation as unnecessary.

Prior to joining Reilly Pozner, Mark practiced in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis, where he gained substantial trial experience representing a diverse group of clients in large civil matters.  Before entering private practice, Mark served as judicial clerk to the Hon. Emilio M. Garza of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.



image Practice Areasimage
  • Complex Commercial and Civil Litigation
  • Mass Torts
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  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School, with honors
    Editor-in-Chief, University of Chicago Legal Forum
    Donald E. Egan Scholarship
    Ann Watson Barber Outstanding Service Award
  • University of Alabama
    B.A. magna cum laude
    Double major: Communication Studies & Religious Studies
  • Hon. Emilio M. Garza, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
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  • State of Illinois
  • State of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
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  • Rising Star by Colorado Super Lawyers® (2014, 2015)
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  • Learning from the Best – Corporate Executive Sponsors Share their Best Practices, Panelist, TIED Roundtable (2014)
  • Pharmaceutical Mass Tort Cases: Key Issues from a Plaintiff Perspective, 31st Annual National CLE Conference sponsored by the Law Education Institute, Inc. (2014)
  • Trial Tactics: Cross and Direct Examination, University of Colorado Law School (2013, 2014)
  • SSRI Birth Defect Litigation, American Association for Justice (2013)
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  • Denver Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
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