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Leading San Diego Corporate and Securities Attorney Joins Procopio

San Diego, CA Paul Johnson has joined Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP as senior counsel on the firm’s business and technology team. He comes to Procopio from DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary, where he was a partner practicing corporate and securities law, first in Palo Alto and then for the last seven years at the firm’s San Diego office.

“Paul Johnson is one of San Diego’s top corporate and securities lawyers,” said Managing Partner Thomas W. Turner, Jr. “He brings a stellar reputation and broad skill set to the firm, and many of San Diego’s premier companies have benefited from his advice. Paul is a most welcome addition to our business and technology practice.”

Johnson’s practice focuses on securities offerings and compliance, startup companies, venture capital investments, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, and general business counseling. At DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary, his responsibilities included significant securities work for QUALCOMM and Invitrogen, as well as venture capital work for Enterprise Partners and Sigma Partners.

“Paul, who has significant experience in very sophisticated public and private securities transactions, and his addition strengthens the breadth and depth of our corporate and securities practice, particularly with regard to venture capital, mergers and acquisitions and public company representation,” said Mike Kinkelaar, the head of Procopio’s business and technology team.

“Procopio is a perfect platform to further expand my practice,” said Johnson. “I believe with my venture capital financing, mergers and acquisitions and public company experience I’ll be able to help the firm service existing clients and make an even more compelling case for attracting new clients.”

Johnson earned his B.S. in business management (international finance) in 1992, and his M.B.A. in international finance and his J.D., cum laude, in 1996, all from Brigham Young University. He served as articles editor of the law review at BYU’s J. Reuben Clark Law School.

About Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP was established in 1946 and is now one of the largest business law firms in the San Diego region. With offices in San Diego and Carlsbad, Procopio’s more than 110 experienced attorneys provide comprehensive legal services in the areas of construction; corporate and securities; emerging growth and technology; employment, labor and benefits; environmental, land use and governmental affairs; finance, restructuring and bankruptcy; health care; intellectual property; international law; litigation; Native American law; patent prosecution and counseling; real estate; tax; trademarks and copyrights; and trusts, estates and probate. Through its membership in Law Exchange International and Legal NetLink Alliance, Procopio's ability to assist clients reaches around the world.