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  • Procopio Obtains Preliminary Injunction in Effort to Save Snopes.com

    September 14, 2017 (San Diego): Procopio attorneys Paul Tyrell and Ryan Caplan secured a critical early court victory in their effort to save Snopes.com, the popular fact checking and myth-debunking website. Snopes.com is owned by Procopio client Bardav, Inc. San Diego Superior Court Judge Judith F. Hayes has entered a preliminary injunction in favor of Bardav and against Proper Media, LLC, an Internet media services company.  The preliminary injunction, sought by Procopio, means tha...

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  • 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....

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  • 20 PROCOPIO ATTORNEYS NAMED TO 2018 BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA LIST

    August 15, 2017 (San Diego) – Twenty Procopio attorneys representing 22 areas of law in two metropolitan areas were named by their peers today to the 2018 Best Lawyers in America® list. The list is compiled annually through exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers provide confidential nominations and feedback. Nineteen San Diego-based Procopio partners were recognized for their legal expertise and accomplishments in various practice areas: • Jo...

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  • Procopio Seeks Preliminary Injunction in Effort to Save Snopes.com

    July 25, 2017 (San Diego) -- Procopio attorneys Paul Tyrell and Ryan Caplan are fighting in court to save Snopes.com, the well-known fact checking and myth debunking website currently in litigation in an advertising revenue dispute. Procopio Partner Paul Tyrell said his firm is proud to represent Bardav, Inc., owner of Snopes.com.  “This isn’t just any business dispute. What is at stake here is the survival of a tremendous public resource that has provided critical online fact-ch...

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  • LEGAL ETHICS EXPERT CAROLE BUCKNER JOINS PROCOPIO AS DEPUTY GENERAL COUNSEL

    June 1, 2017 (San Diego) – Seasoned lawyer, educator and ethics advisor Carole Buckner has joined Procopio as Deputy General Counsel. Carole will be providing legal guidance to Procopio’s more than 160 attorneys, working out of its downtown San Diego headquarters and reporting to General Counsel and Partner Robert Russell. “Solid and reliable general counsel support is critical for the success of a growing full-service law firm like Procopio,” said Tom Turner, Procopio’s Managin...

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  • PROCOPIO MAKES MULTIPLE TOP LAW FIRM LISTS

    May 31, 2017 (San Diego) – Procopio in the last week has been named to two top national law firm lists compiled by influential media publications. On May 25, Procopio joined for the first time the 2017 Am Law 200 list, compiled by The American Lawyer magazine ranking firms by revenue. On May 30 the media publication Law360 again named Procopio a Top 400 law firm based on the number of attorneys. Both rankings reflect the steady and solid growth Procopio has demonstrated over recent year...

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  • LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT ATTORNEY TYLER PAETKAU JOINS PROCOPIO AS PARTNER

    May 15, 2017 (San Diego) – Veteran Silicon Valley attorney Tyler Paetkau has joined Procopio as a partner, working in the firm’s Labor & Employment practice group. He will work primarily out of Procopio’s Silicon Valley office. “Tyler is a great addition to our growing Labor & Employment team,” said Tom Turner, Procopio’s Managing Partner. “He’s a seasoned litigation veteran as well as an accomplished employment counselor, and his extensive experience in Silicon Va...

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  • TODD NEAL ELECTED TO MERITAS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    April 27, 2017 (San Diego) – Procopio Partner Todd Neal was recently elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors for Meritas, a Chambers Elite Law Firm Global Network, at Meritas’ annual meeting in Washington, D.C.  Meritas is a global alliance of independent business law firms, of which Procopio is a member. “As the leader of Procopio’s Litigation Team, Todd Neal is uniquely qualified to work alongside accomplished attorneys from around the world in advancing Meri...

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  • GAMING AND REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY KERRY PATTERSON JOINS PROCOPIO AS PARTNER

    March 23, 2017 (San Diego) – Accomplished tribal attorney Kerry Patterson has joined Procopio as a partner, working in the firm’s Native American Law practice group  and on its Real Estate and Environmental team. “We are excited to welcome Kerry as our newest partner,” said Tom Turner, Procopio’s Managing Partner. “The combination of Kerry’s expertise in gaming and real estate transactions and her strong relationships with tribal leaders will be instrumental in assistin...

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  • FORMER SAN DIEGO CITY ATTORNEY JAN GOLDSMITH JOINS PROCOPIO

    March 16, 2017 (San Diego) – The latest addition to Procopio’s thriving practice is Jan Goldsmith, who for the last eight years served as San Diego City Attorney after a distinguished career as a practicing attorney, civil servant, and judge. He has joined Procopio as Of Counsel in its Litigation Team. “We are extremely pleased to welcome such an accomplished attorney and public servant to our highly successful Litigation team,” said Tom Turner, Procopio’s Managing Partner. “J...

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