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Procopio Elevates Four Attorneys to Partner

January 10, 2018 (San Diego) – Four Procopio attorneys have been elevated to Partner as the law firm enters 2018. Carole J. Buckner, Pedro E. Corona de la Fuente, J. Christopher Jaczko and Adrian Martinez are the latest to assume this role in the AmLaw 200 firm, the largest headquartered in San Diego.

“Rising to partnership in the largest and finest firm in town is no small accomplishment,” said Managing Partner John D. Alessio. “Each of these attorneys demonstrated excellence and commitment to their clients, the community and the profession.  We are fortunate to have them as partners and must also acknowledge the many other great attorneys and staff that have supported them and our firm along the way.  The elevation of each of these great attorneys to Partner signals a strong start to 2018.”

Carole J. Buckner was recently named General Counsel for Procopio; she will hold both positions. Her practice focuses on legal ethics, professional responsibility and the law of lawyering, including advising lawyers and law firms and rendering expert opinions. She has an extensive background in civil business litigation and is a former federal prosecutor, as well as an experienced legal educator with a wide range of practical and academic experience. A frequent public speaker, Buckner will address the issue of law firm data security in a Knowledge Group webinar on February 23, 2018.

Pedro E. Corona de la Fuente is an active member of Procopio’s International Tax and Latin-America U.S.-Cross Border practice groups. He advises clients in international estate planning, international tax and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. His practice focuses on U.S. investment structures, cross-border transactions, tax treaty planning, withholding obligations and reporting compliance on international transactions.

J. Christopher Jaczko is a trial attorney focusing on intellectual property litigation, including patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation matters, as well as corporate and complex commercial litigation. Because of his extensive litigation background and his broad experience working with start-up, emerging growth and venture capital portfolio companies, Jaczko also serves in an outside general counsel role for clients in a variety of industries, including sports and entertainment and software technologies.

Adrian Martinez focuses on advising and representing clients in litigation matters, including family law disputes and civil litigation, with an emphasis in cross-border litigation. Because of his background as an attorney schooled and licensed in Mexico, he represents clients in family law disputes related to the enforcement of the separate property regime (in Spanish, “regimen de separación de bienes”) and California litigation involving Mexican individuals and companies. Martinez regularly speaks and collaborates with counsel in other states and countries to prepare for and engage in cross-border and multi-jurisdictional controversies.


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 regional and multinational companies of all sizes and 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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