Procopio Partner John D. Alessio Elected Incoming Managing Partner
September 13, 2017 (San Diego) – Procopio Partner John D. Alessio has been unanimously elected by his fellow partners to be the AmLaw 200 law firm’s next Managing Partner. On January 1, 2018, he will replace longtime Managing Partner Thomas (Tom) W. Turner, Jr., with the latter returning to full-time legal work as a partner and resuming his previous position as Team Leader of the firm’s Real Estate and Environmental Team. Alessio joined Procopio’s Management Committee in January 2015.
“John Alessio is a highly respected attorney, both for his legal skills and his practice management,” said Turner. “He has demonstrated as a Management Committee member great judgment, a solid grip on the workings of the firm, as well as a good feel for the legal community and the overall business of law. Perhaps most importantly, John has demonstrated time and again that his decision-making process is driven first and foremost by determining what is in the best interest of the firm as a whole. He will not just succeed, but excel, as Procopio’s next Managing Partner.”
Alessio’s practice focuses on complex class action, business and employment litigation. Whether in cases of trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, shareholder and contractual disputes or cross-border issues, Alessio has achieved great results for clients of all sizes in civil trials, arbitrations and mediations. He serves in numerous community service roles in the San Diego region, including as a member of PEERS San Diego and the Entrepreneurs’ Organization San Diego. A graduate of the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law and the recipient of numerous attorney recognitions, Alessio joined Procopio as a partner in 2008 after an already extensive legal career.
Alessio will assume leadership of Procopio after a 17-year run in that position by Turner. During that time Procopio has grown significantly, nearly tripling in size to more than 160 attorneys in five offices throughout the western United States and becoming the largest San Diego-based law firm. Turner continued his broad-based commercial real estate transaction practice during his tenure as managing partner, and will be returning to full-time practice after the leadership transition.
“I know I have big shoes to fill in this new position,” Alessio said. “Tom set the ‘gold standard’ for managing partners and has taken Procopio to remarkable heights. It is a great honor to be selected by my peers for this position, and I am highly motivated to lead Procopio to even greater success.”
Procopio is a full-service business and litigation law firm committed to thoughtful problem solving and improving your bottom line. An AmLaw 200 firm with more than 160 attorneys based in San Diego, Silicon Valley, Phoenix and Austin serving clients around the world—and an AmLaw Top Ten firm for attorney diversity and a Law360 Best Law Firm for Minority Attorneys—we’re passionate about knowing your business and helping you grow and protect it for the long term. Procopio has the flexible infrastructure to support both small to mid-sized companies and large multinationals at every stage of the business life cycle. Our global reach across Asia and Latin America further expands our international partnerships and cross border capabilities. At Procopio, we’re focused on providing our clients Intelligent Legal Solutions.®
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