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  • Reflections on Selling Your Business

    Procopio is proud to co-sponsor a September 18 ACG San Diego breakfast program titled "Reflections on Selling Your Business--It's Not Just EBITDA." Procopio Partner Matthew Short will join an impressive panel addressing the fact that while EBITDA is certainly an important metric that investors consider when providing growth capital or making acquisitions, many other factors are used to differentiate between companies (even those with similar EBITDAs).  These factors can be financial ...

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  • Intellectual Property: Protecting Yours and Using Others

    September 12, 2018: If you're a full-time or freelance journalist or marketing & communications professional, you'll want to join the San Diego Press Club and Procopio for a useful discussion of intellectual property (IP). Topics to be covered include properly making use of and sourcing photos and other media from social media and other internet sources, as well as identifying and protecting your own intellectual property. You'll receive answers to questions about topics ranging from free...

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  • Is The Sky Falling? Can Anyone Be An Independent Contractor Post-Dynamex?

    September 11, 2018: It’s only been a few months since the California Supreme Court issued a ruling which may make it more challenging to classify someone as an independent contractor. Employers across the Golden State are sorting through what the landmark opinion of Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court means for them. Now that the dust has settled, Procopio invites you to join Wendy Tucker and Stephenie Alexander for a webinar presentation to explore what this opinion means f...

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  • Key Employment Issues Facing Life Sciences Companies

      Life Science companies attract talented employees who are invaluable assets in achieving business goals, but employers must take proactive steps to avoid those same employees becoming expensive legal liabilities. The Life Sciences community in California faces unique employment challenges such as whistleblower liability, #metoo claims, gender bias allegations, wage and hour claims and protection of trade secrets and proprietary information. On August 30, 2018, Marie Burke Kenny...

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  • Diversity Bar Associations Mixer at Procopio

    Celebrate Diversity with Friends Old and New One thing on which we can all agree is that a continued focus on increased diversity and inclusion within the legal community is essential to our profession in strengthening the bar and better reflecting and serving our communities. In that spirit, five bar associations-- the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association, the Native American Lawyers Association, the Japanese American Bar Association, the Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego, and the San Diego La R...

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  • LaunchBio Big League Event

    Procopio is proud to sponsor LaunchBio's evening of Big League Fun on Thursday, July 29th, at GENESIS Kitchen + Drinks in San Diego. Join up-and-coming life science startups, mix and mingle with fellow scientists and entrepreneurs, and enter the quick-pitch competition for a chance to win LEXUS HOME PLATE CLUB SEATS TO A PADRES GAME! The winner will enjoy plush, theatre-style seats directly behind home plate, front and center to the action, in-seat food and beverage service (alcohol included)...

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  • San Diego Startup Week Frontier Tech in Healthcare

    Join fellow healthcare and biotech founders for an exclusive breakfast during San Diego Startup Week. Enjoy TED Talk-style presentations and an interactive roundtable discussion over a delicious breakfast, and network with like minds: Nex Cubed Healthcare: Bespoke Incubation for Frontier Tech Healthcare Startups, presented by Daniel Haders II, Ph.D (Nex Cubed) Scaling Your Company from The Ground Up: Scaling Your Startup's Sales and Marketing Program Without Spending a Dime on A...

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  • CMAA California Prevailing Wage Law Legal Breakfast

      Join Procopio Partner Laurence R. Phillips and Gafcon, Inc. Vice President of Labor Relations Marty Glaske for breakfast June 14th in a discussion titled "California Prevailing Wage Law -- Best Practices for Minimizing Liability." This Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) Legal Breakfast at the San Diego County Water Authority will address many key issues, including: Prevailing Wage Law -- Legislative Goals Statutory Framework Recent Changes ...

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  • IP Fundamentals #1: Developing an IP Portfolio

    When developing a plan to capture and protect a company’s intellectual property (IP), it is important to understand the various stages involved, what stage the company is currently in, and what is coming next. There are three important stages that effect how a company will develop and protect its IP portfolio. The “Initial Stage” generally corresponds to the startup phase of the company, often before employees have been hired and before any IP has been captured or any protection sought....

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  • 17th San Diego BioPharma Conference & 6th Pacific Bio-Partnering

    The San Diego BioPharma Conference, the flagship event of the Sino-American Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Professional Association (SABPA), has featured some of the most respectful figures in the fields, from potential Nobel laureates and breakthrough innovators to multi-billion-dollar dealmakers. Many exciting stories from San Diego biopharma industry in the past year hit the global headlines and have ignited the passion that further fuels innovations. This year's conference features ...

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