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  • News You Can Use -- March 2021

    In our March 2021 News You Can Use newsletter, we provide a wide array of articles and webinar recordings, including: An inspiring story of a biotech entrepreneur advancing cancer research through an innovative cross-border licensing deal; Key steps many companies should take when responding to a data breach; What tribal employers need to know to reduce the risk of liability due to COVID-19; How startups can build a smart patent portfolio strategy; The latest d...

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  • Procopio Hosts Innovative Policy Debate Tournament

    For many lawyers, judges and justices, high school and college policy debate served as their directional North Star into the legal profession. With that in mind, Procopio sponsored the Legends of the Golden West High School Novice Debate Tournament January 9 and 10, 2021, gathering several great former high school and college policy debate legends online. This year’s event attracted teams from seven states and the District of Columbia. In attendance were students from urban and rural and pu...

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  • Procopio News and Events -- February 2021

    In our February 2021 newsletter, we provide a wide array of key legal alerts and other useful information, including: A two-step process patent applicants can pursue with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to obtain a patent in as little as three months; and What owners of European Union trademarks need to do in the next few months to ensure they can still enforce those marks in the United Kingdom post-Brexit. We applauded our ten 2021 ALM Women Leaders in Law and recogn...

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  • 10 Procopio Attorneys Named ALM 2021 Women Leaders in Law

    January 21, 2021 (San Diego, Silicon Valley) – Ten Procopio attorneys have been recognized by American Law Media as 2021 Women Leaders in Law. The annual program by the organization that ranks the AmLaw 200 recognizes outstanding women attorneys who among other accomplishments have achieved an AV Preeminent ranking from Martindale-Hubbell®. This year’s Procopio recipients are Partners Carole Buckner, Susan Daly, Lisel Ferguson, Kendra Hall, Mindy Morton, Mary Salamone and Wendy Tucke...

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  • Procopio News and Events -- January 2021

    In our January 2021 newsletter, we provide a wide array of key legal alerts and other useful information, including: A range of key federal and California state laws impacting commercial and residential real estate owners, with changes both related to COVID-19 and not; The changed legal landscape in 2021 for Indian Country; and Tips on protecting your company's trade secrets with a nondisclosure agreement. We highlighted upcoming webinars on data privacy, employment ...

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  • Procopio Elevates Six Attorneys to Partner for 2021

    January 7, 2021 (San Diego) – Six Procopio attorneys based in downtown San Diego and Del Mar Heights have been elevated to Partner as the firm enters 2021. Brook Taylor Barnes, Jessica Lazur, Adriana Ochoa, Rebecca Reed, William Smelko and Christopher Tinen are the latest to assume this role at the full-service AmLaw corporate and litigation law firm of more than 180 attorneys. “Our six new Partners epitomize Procopio’s focus on surpassing client expectations with an integrated team...

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  • Procopio Awards Diversity-Focused Scholarships and Internships to Two Promising Law Students

    January 6, 2021 (San Diego) – As part of Procopio’s increasing focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion, the AmLaw 200 law firm has awarded its first two Scholarship and Internship Awards, one each to promising law school students at the University of San Diego School of Law and the California Western University of Law. This new annual program adds to an extensive list of scholarships Procopio has either organized or sponsored with a focus on increasing diversity in the legal profession....

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  • Procopio Wins a 2020 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award from the San Diego Business Journal

    December 10, 2020 (San Diego) – In recognition to its ongoing efforts to promote diversity and inclusion within the firm and the broader legal community, the San Diego Business Journal has named Procopio a winner in its 2020 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award competition. “Procopio’s purpose is to surpass client expectations with an entrepreneurial and integrated team approach, powered by experience,” said Procopio Managing Partner John D. Alessio. “When we bring together a...

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  • John D. Alessio Reelected Procopio Managing Partner

    December 3, 2020 – Procopio Managing Partner John D. Alessio has been elected by the partnership to serve a second three-year term as Managing Partner, commencing January 1, 2021, at the beginning of the law firm’s 75th year. Alessio has guided the AmLaw 200 firm through a year of unique challenges, as the firm went fully virtual in March while innovating new methods of operation to continue serving clients at the highest possible level. During 2020 Procopio opened an Orange County, C...

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  • Procopio News and Events -- December 2020

    In our December 2020 newsletter, we provide a wide array of news and information, including: Key information related to a brand-new California consumer privacy law; New obligations on California employers related to COVID-19; How professionals operating in Mexico could find themselves in a California court if their customers live there; and The latest cyberthreats to the U.S. healthcare industry. We highlighted upcoming conferences on M&A deals, venture cap...

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