Amelie Claiborne Hopkins

Amelie Claiborne Hopkins
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Amelie Hopkins is an associate in the firm's Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Consumer Financial Services Litigation practices. Her practice focuses on complex commercial disputes, government enforcement proceedings and investigations. She joined Goodwin in 2020.


Amelie’s recent representations include:

  • Representing a real estate developer in connection with a $100 million lawsuit with a joint venture partner concerning an unsuccessful development project
  • Representation of financial services companies in enforcement actions by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regarding compliance with the CFPA, and prohibitions on unfair and deceptive practices
  • Defending a private equity firm in a $50 million post-acquisition fraud action in Delaware Superior Court
  • Representing an early-stage life sciences company in connection with a books and records demand related to a dilutive down-round financing
  • Representation of national mortgage lender in investigation by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regarding compliance with the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act
  • Representing multiple clients in connection with federal criminal fraud investigations, including matters involving controlled substances and telehealth and telemedicine

Professional Experience

Amelie was a summer associate at Goodwin in 2019. In 2018, she was a legal intern for the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office in the Consumer Protection Division. Before attending law school, Amelie worked as a middle school teacher in Tennessee and Maine.

She is a contributor to Goodwin’s Consumer Finance Insights blog.




Columbia University in the City of New York

(Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)

Bachelor of Arts2008

Bates College



  • Massachusetts

Recognition & Awards

While attending law school, Amelie served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law.   

Amelie won the Jeffrey Williams Memorial Prize for Critical Rights Analysis, awarded annual to the Columbia Law student who writes the best paper on critical theory, and the Dean’s Honors prize in American Constitutional History.


Note, “Accounting for Coercive Remedies: Lessons from France and the United Kingdom,” Columbia Journal of European Law, (2020)