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Partner John P. Cleary Elected to Procopio Management Committee

March 5, 2018 (San Diego) – Procopio Partner John P. Cleary has been elected by Procopio’s fellow partners to join the firm’s Management Committee. He takes over the positon formerly held by Partner John D. Alessio, who assumed the Managing Partner position at the beginning of January.

“John Cleary is an excellent attorney and a natural leader,” said Alessio. “He’s demonstrated a strong commitment to the firm, and will bring energy and vision to his service on our Management Committee.”

Cleary represents both private and publicly-held companies, private equity funds and investment firms in a wide range of transactions from structure and formation to capitalization and finance, and sale and acquisition.  Based in Procopio’s Del Mar Heights office, John’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, venture finance, securities transactions and general corporate matters.  He is experienced in the areas of securities compliance for both public and private clients. Cleary joined Procopio in 2008. He has a BA in English from the University of Kansas and a JD from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.

“I greatly appreciate the confidence my colleagues have shown in electing me to serve on Management Committee,” Cleary said. “Procopio’s growth trajectory continues upward, and yet we’re continuing to provide quality service to our clients. It is my ambition to ensure that balance continues in my new role.”

Continuing their service on the Management Committee are Partners Michael J. Changaris, Marie Burke Kenny, Craig A. Ramseyer, Craig P. Sapin, and Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer James G. Perkins.

About Procopio

Procopio is an AmLaw 200 full-service business and litigation law firm committed to thoughtful problem solving and improving your bottom line. With more than 170 attorneys and offices in downtown San Diego, Del Mar Heights, Silicon Valley, Las Vegas and Phoenix, 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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