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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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  • 7 Procopio Attorneys Honored by San Diego Business Journal

    November 16, 2020 (San Diego): Seven Procopio attorneys have received recognition by the San Diego Business Journal in three different competitions. Partner William Eigner was named a winner in the 2020 Leaders in Law competition, with Partners Carole Buckner, Paul Johnson and Cecilia O'Connell Miller finalists as well as Senior Associate Jessica Lazur and Associate Sara Neva. Sara was also named a winner in the magazine's 2020 NEXT Top 40 under 40 competition, and Partner Lisel Ferguson was ...

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  • Procopio Named to 2021 Best Law Firms List for 28 Practice Areas in 3 Markets

    November 5, 2020 (San Diego) – Procopio has again been named to the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms list for 2021, with this year’s rankings a firm record for number of practice areas and Tier One rankings. All told, Procopio was recognized in 28 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 thousa...

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  • 6 Procopio Attorneys Named San Diego Business Journal Leaders in Law Finalists

    Procopio finds itself well-represented in the 2020 San Diego Business Journal Leaders in Law contest, with six attorneys today named Finalists. The awards are granted annually to “outstanding legal professionals in the San Diego County law community.” Let’s meet our finalists: Carole Buckner – Carole is a Partner and General Counsel at Procopio. Her practice focuses on legal ethics, professional responsibility and the law of lawyering, including advising lawyers and law firms, and...

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  • Procopio News and Events -- November 2020

    In our November 2020 newsletter, we provide a wide array of news and information, including: The latest on the ever-changing legal landscape for consumer privacy rights in California; How to protect your trade secrets when your employees are working from home; Navigating the evolving rules and regulations on exporting technology; Challenges when one of your customers declares bankruptcy; and How San Diego is making it easier to build granny flats. We also...

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