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Procopio Hosts the Only Live, Interactive Session With California’s Climate Team in Copenhagen

San Diego, CA – The law firm of Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP is proud to partner with OpenOceans Global and the University of San Diego School of Law’s Energy Policy Initiatives Center to present a live, interactive update from Copenhagen on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP-15). The event will take place on Thursday, December 17 at the University of San Diego Joan B. Kroc Institute of Peace and Justice. Following the broadcast, San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders will address the audience in-person and be available after his remarks for a brief meet and greet with the audience.

This month’s Climate Conference in Copenhagen seeks to reach a global climate change deal to follow on the first phase of the UN’s Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012. Governor Schwarzenegger’s Climate Team will be among the exclusive group of duly nominated representatives of Parties and observer States to attend the conference. Procopio is pleased to announce that the members of the Climate Team have agreed to participate in an interactive panel discussion to be transmitted live from Copenhagen to an audience at the University of San Diego. The Climate Team will provide their perspectives on how the proceedings in Copenhagen might affect U.S. and California policies, including national emissions targets, cap-and-trade policies and more.

The Climate Team members participating in the broadcast from Copenhagen include Linda Adams, Secretary for Environmental Protection; Mike Chrisman, Secretary for Natural Resources; A.G. Kawamura, Secretary of California Department of Food and Agriculture; and Mary Nichols, Chairman of the California Air Resources Board. Carl Nettleton of OpenOceans Global will moderate the event from Copenhagen and Procopio Partner John Lormon will moderate from San Diego.

This is the only live discussion with the Climate Team that will be available to the public. It will be a unique opportunity for San Diego community leaders from the clean tech, business and other sectors to hear up-to-the-minute feedback from the State’s top policy makers on climate change. Attendees will view the discussion from Copenhagen via a live video feed and have the opportunity to ask questions through the moderators. Following the feed, Mayor Jerry Sanders and Dr. Tony Haymet of Scripps Institution of Oceanography will discuss the impact of the Copenhagen discussions on San Diego.

Online registration to the event is available at www.procopio.com/events.

About Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

With more than 110 attorneys in San Diego and Carlsbad, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP is one of the largest full-services business law firms in Southern California. We are a local law firm with a global network that gives us the ability to serve our clients’ interests throughout the world. Procopio is dedicated to understanding the businesses and industries of our clients and collaborating with them to develop tailored strategies. We advise companies at every stage in the corporate life cycle, helping them to plan, finance and operate their businesses. Since 1946, our success has been derived from our commitment to our clients and our ability to maximize the value we provide to them. Our goal is to continue building long-term relationships with our clients through a steady, team-oriented approach. For additional information, please visit www.procopio.com.