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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 Valley adds to our increasing presence in that very important economic region.”

Tyler has represented employers in labor and employment law matters for more than twenty five years. He’s represented employers in state and federal litigation, including defending claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, defamation, and unfair competition. He also counsels employers on personnel policies and procedures they need to comply with numerous laws and regulations. Tyler has significant experience representing employers regarding restrictive covenants and trade secrets, employee mobility issues, the defense of collective and class actions, traditional labor-management relations matters (including collective bargaining and the defense of unfair labor practice charges), ethics and corporate compliance issues, and international labor and employment law matters.

Procopio’s Labor & Employment practice, led by Partner and Management Committee Member Marie Burke Kenny, provides customized counseling and strategic employment litigation to address the short-term and long-term needs of its clients in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Attorneys on the team bring expertise in class actions, cross-border issues, health care, trade secrets, education and charter schools, Native American law, litigation, and other areas of the law.

Procopio’s Silicon Valley office is one of five firm locations, including Austin, Phoenix, Del Mar Heights, and its headquarters in downtown San Diego. Attorneys in the Silicon Valley office provide a broad range of legal services in coordination with attorneys in other Procopio offices, including mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property licensing and enforcement, patent prosecution, energy and environmental issues, real estate, and emerging technologies.

About Procopio

Procopio is a full-service business and litigation law firm committed to thoughtful problem solving and improving your bottom line.  With more than 150 attorneys based in San Diego, Silicon Valley, Phoenix, Austin and Los Angeles–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 are focused on what is important to you–providing smart, innovative and practical solutions in a cost-effective manner to help your business thrive.  Learn more at

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