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  • Accomplished Construction Litigator Mary Salamone Joins Procopio as Partner

    January 16, 2020 (San Diego) –Highly regarded Construction Law attorney Mary A. Salamone is bringing her three decades of experience regarding all aspects of public and private construction projects to Procopio as its newest Partner. Mary has represented a wide array of public and private entities in major construction projects, from the earliest stages of development to high-stakes dispute resolutions. She joins Procopio’s growing Construction Law practice, which represents all segments ...

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  • Procopio Elevates Six Attorneys to Partner

    January 9, 2020 (San Diego) – Six Procopio attorneys in our San Diego, Del Mar Heights and Silicon Valley offices have been elevated to Partner as the firm enters 2020. Amy S. Cannon, Raymond K. Chan, Ernest Huang, Victor Sai, Sean M. Sullivan and Raúl Villarreal Garza are the latest to assume this role at our full-service corporate and litigation law firm, ranked in the Top Ten among AmLaw 200 firms for Attorney Diversity. “Our six new Partners epitomize Procopio’s focus on surpas...

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  • Procopio News and Events -- January 2020

    In Procopio's January 2020 newsletter, we provide links to articles on a number of useful topics, including: Key statutes and regulations real estate owners and developers will need to know in 2020, including landlord-tenant issues, granny flats, HOA governance, land use rules and more; The impact of a busy year in state and federal legislatures and courts impacting laws governing Indian country in 2020; and A new ban on certain self-driving vehicle software imposed by the...

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  • Procopio Recruits 2020 Class For Its Del Mar Heights Incubator

    January 6, 2020 (San Diego) – Calling all San Diego startups! Procopio is looking to fill its 2020 LaunchPad incubator class. No more than five inspiring ventures will be admitted to the nine-month program run out of our Del Mar Heights office in the heart of San Diego’s high-technology community. Since 2012, a select group of carefully chosen entrepreneurs have begun the formation, protection of core technology, early funding and growth of their companies within our LaunchPad program...

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  • Procopio News and Events -- December 2019

    In Procopio's December 2019 newsletter, we provide links to articles on a number of useful topics, including: Why your company needs a distinctive trademark to grow the value of your brand; and New rules and regulations for charter schools going into effect in California in January. We also provide interesting news and events, including: A preview of our popular annual labor and employment seminar; Our being named for the second year in a row a San Diego Unio...

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  • Procopio Again Named a Top Workplace by the San Diego Union Tribune

    November 13, 2019 (San Diego) – Procopio was named today by the San Diego Union-Tribune as a winner of the 2019 Top Workplaces Award. The awardees are selected solely on employee feedback through the results of an anonymous survey, which measures aspects of workplace culture including employee engagement, alignment of work with mission, and company leadership. This is the second year in a row Procopio has been named to the Top Workplaces list. “Procopio’s focus on surpassing client ...

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  • Procopio News and Events -- November 2019

    In Procopio's November 2019 newsletter, we provide links to a number of informative articles, including: Three separate articles on what companies need to know before the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) takes affect on January 1, 2020; and A surprising development with the Federal Circuit declaring the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office had been improperly appointing its Patent Trial and Appeal Board judges. We also provided the latest Procopio news, including: ...

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  • Procopio Named to 2020 Best Law Firms List for 23 Practice Areas in 3 Markets

    November 1, 2019 (San Diego) – Procopio has again been named to the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms list for 2020, with this year’s rankings a firm record for number of practice areas and Tier One rankings. All told, Procopio was recognized in 23 separate legal practice areas in 3 locations, namely San Diego, Nevada and Arizona. The annual Best Law Firms list is compiled annually by U.S News – Best Lawyers® through exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousan...

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  • Life Sciences Patent Attorney and PhD Chemist Xiaofan (Frank) Yang Joins Procopio as Partner

    October 24, 2019 (San Diego) – Life sciences patent attorney and Ph.D. chemist Xiaofan (Frank) Yang has joined Procopio as a Partner. He will represent public and private clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries for a wide range of intellectual property-related matters, including strategic counseling, patent procurement and management, and transactional IP due diligence for buyers and sellers in complex venture financings, large license and collaboration de...

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  • Procopio News and Events -- October 2019

    In Procopio's October 2019 newsletter, we provide links to a number of informative articles, including: Why it soon may be almost impossible to make use of independent contractors in California; New restrictions on California landlords related to rent increases and ability to evict; How changes at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in the Federal Circuit are impacting how one applies for a patent; A rare win for California employers related to wage and hour lit...

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