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  • Procopio Partner Pedro Corona De La Fuente Named A Top 40 Under 40 Professional by the San Diego Daily Transcript

    May 15, 2019 (San Diego) – Procopio Partner Pedro Corona de la Fuente was named today a 2019 Top 40 Under 40 Professional by the San Diego Daily Transcript. The newspaper each year celebrates San Diego County “rising stars in real estate, construction, law, finance, government, nonprofits and individual business owner/operators.” Corona de la Fuente was found to be a “top young professional” who has “made an impact on their industry and community.” “Pedro Corona has demons...

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  • Procopio Hosting Full Startup Cohort in its Del Mar Heights LaunchPad Incubator

    May 9, 2019 (San Diego) – Procopio is currently hosting a full cohort of promising startups in its LaunchPad incubator. Located in the law firm’s Del Mar Heights, California, office, the incubator hosts several startups at a time in a nine-month program focused on nurturing entrepreneurs from inception to launch. The current office and meeting space is a result of an office expansion completed last fall. “Our LaunchPad incubator draws high caliber applicants, and our current class ...

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  • Procopio News and Events -- May 2019

    In Procopio's May 2019 newsletter, we provide links to a number of informative articles, including: Tips for developing an incident response plan for a cyberattack; How the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is making changes to what is patentable; How the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Congress might take patentability in a different direction; and What the latest changes to California's definition of a wetland impacts development. We also have information on key ...

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  • Procopio News and Events -- April 2019

    In Procopio's April 2019 newsletter, we provide links to a number of informative articles, including: The importance for many companies of having a solid export control program to avoid fines and criminal charges; One method for startup CEOs to incentivize employees while conserving capital, known as a phantom equity plan; and A development in the federal courts impacting tribal nations and their ability to tax non-tribal licensees on reservations. In firm news, we: ...

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  • 26 Procopio Attorneys Named 2019 San Diego Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

    March 22, 2019 (San Diego) – Twenty-six Procopio attorneys with a wide array of legal practices were named by their peers today as 2019 San Diego Super Lawyers or Rising Stars. Each year, no more than 5% of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team to be named a Super Lawyer, and only 2.5% of the lawyers in the state are named Rising Stars. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have att...

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  • Partner Enrique Hernandez-Pulido Elected to Procopio Management Committee

    March 18, 2019 (San Diego) – Procopio Partner Enrique Hernández-Pulido has been elected by the partnership to join the firm’s Management Committee. He has already assumed his new role, and takes over the position formerly held by Partner Craig P. Sapin. “Enrique has demonstrated consistent leadership and commitment to the firm during his nearly sixteen years as a valued attorney with Procopio,” said Managing Partner John D. Alessio. “That leadership includes chairing our Latin ...

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  • Procopio News and Events -- March 2019

    In Procopio's March 2019 newsletter, we provide links to a number of informative articles, including: Ways in which possible jurisdictional changes to the federal Clean Water Act in California could impact the permitting process of a wide array of projects; The latest possible changes to the yet-to-be-enacted California Consumer Privacy Act, a landmark bill signed into law last year; and A proposal from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to impose new obligations on many...

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  • Procopio News and Events -- February 2019

    In Procopio's February 2019 newsletter, we provide links to a number of informative articles, including: A roundup of many new laws and regulations impacting owners of commercial real estate, including leasing, common interest development, environmental law, and land-use issues; Insight on a number of new statutes and regulations impacting Native American communities; Key takeaways from a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision involving how the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office...

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  • Procopio Elevates Two Attorneys to Partner

    January 9, 2019 (San Diego) – Two Procopio attorneys have been elevated to Partner as the firm enters 2019. Justine K. Nielsen and Michael R. Kiesling are the latest to assume this role in the AmLaw 200 firm, the largest headquartered in San Diego. “The key to achieving partnership is artfully combining intelligence, tenacity and a commitment to client service, all of which Justine and Michael have in abundance,” said Managing Partner John D. Alessio. “Both are leaders in the lega...

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  • Procopio News and Events -- January 2019

    In Procopio's January 2019 newsletter, we provide links to a number of informative articles, including: How the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is significantly changing how its examiners determine what may be eligible for a patent; The possible implications of a California Attorney General opinion on transparancy obligations for charter schools; New requirements on many owners of multi-family buildings regarding inspections and repairs; And the significance of a co...

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