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  • Procopio Names Privacy and Cybersecurity Group Co-Leader Elaine Harwell the Law Firm’s Privacy Officer

    May 4, 2021 (San Diego): Procopio has named litigator and certified privacy professional Elaine Harwell, as the firm’s Privacy Officer. Already the Co-Leader of Procopio’s Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group and a Senior Counsel with the firm, in this additional position Elaine has begun working with the General Counsel and members of Management Committee in managing the firm's Privacy Program. Her duties include overseeing the firm’s data privacy and data protection policies, advi...

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  • News You Can Use -- May 2021

    In Procopio's May 2021 News You Can Use newsletter, we provide a variety of articles and upcoming events on: How to keep your intellectual property litigation budget in check with your outside counsel; The ways in which recent court decisions have impacted a project owner's ability to recoup funds paid to a construction contractor; Structuring your family business with the optimal tax structure; How proposed U.S. tax reform could impact cross-border investment in the...

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  • News You Can Use -- April 2021

    In our April 2021 News You Can Use newsletter, we provide articles and highlight upcoming events on a variety of topics, including: The latest challenges for California employers under new state and federal laws related to COVID-19; How trademark owners can avoid new fees from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and retain their valuable intellectual property; The latest developments in California consumer privacy law: and How business owners can make the most in a ...

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  • 19 Procopio Attorneys in 12 Practice Areas Named 2021 San Diego Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

    March 31, 2021 (San Diego) – Nineteen Procopio attorneys from twelve practice areas were named by their peers as 2021 San Diego Super Lawyers or Rising Stars. Each year, no more than 5% of the lawyers in the state of California are named a Super Lawyer, and only 2.5% of the lawyers in the state are named Rising Stars. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement....

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  • California Western Law Student Krista Walker Receives 2021 Alec L. Cory Pro Bono Service Award

    March 29, 2021 (San Diego) – The 2021 Alec L. Cory Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service, named after one of Procopio’s founding partners, has been awarded by the California Western School of Law to third-year law student Krista Walker. Sponsored by Procopio, the award recognizes a graduating student who best exemplifies Cory’s spirit of pro bono service to communities of need. “At Procopio, we are proud of our commitment to providing pro bono legal services to those in need and ...

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  • Procopio Grows Trusts and Estates Practice in Orange County with Addition of Two Partners

    March 23, 2021 (Orange and San Diego Counties, CA) – The AmLaw 200 law firm Procopio has expanded its Trusts, Estates and Probates practice with the addition of two seasoned Partners, Renee M. Gabbard and Charles W. Lin. Both attorneys counsel high net-worth individuals, couples, fiduciaries and other clients with trust, estate and succession-planning services. Renee and Charles join Procopio’s growing Orange County, California, office, opened one year ago. “All of us at Procopio ar...

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  • Procopio Supports The Asian-American and Pacific Islander Community

    March 22, 2021: Procopio condemns the violence, racism and harassment that Asian-American and Pacific Islanders have long endured. The resurgence of this type of violence is sickening.  We stand with and celebrate our Asian-American and Pacific Islander colleagues, clients, and communities who contribute so greatly to our success and enrich our lives and communities in every sense of the word. In an effort to do our part, Procopio will continue to engage with the API community throug...

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  • 53 Procopio Attorneys Recognized as 2021 Top Lawyers by San Diego Magazine

    March 15, 2021 (San Diego) – A total of 53 Procopio attorneys based in San Diego have been named 2021 Top Lawyers by San Diego Magazine. The annual accolade recognizes local attorneys who have achieved the AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell, with this year’s number of lawyers recognized a record for Procopio.   Meet the winners: John D. Alessio, Managing Partner Richard D. Barton, Of Counsel William C. Belanger, Partner Dana Bessenecker,...

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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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