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  • PROCOPIO NEWS AND EVENTS -- DECEMBER 2017

    December 2017 (San Diego): In Procopio's December 2017 newsletter: You'll find a number of informative articles, including timely analysis of the ongoing tax reform efforts in Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court's impact on Native American tribal authority, as well as useful guidance for employers on how to manage employee social media use and advice for all of us on how to avoid infringing trademark law. We also highlight key events on the latest changes in labor and employment...

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  • PROCOPIO NEWS AND EVENTS -- NOVEMBER 2017

    November 2017 (San Diego): In Procopio's November 2017 newsletter, you'll find a number of informative articles, including guidance for employers on how best to navigate the complexities of sexual harassment in the modern workplace and critical mistakes business owners should avoid when selling their company. We also highlight key events on the latest changes in labor and employment law as well as the opportunity for life sciences in-house counsel to engage in a deep-dive conversation on lice...

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  • 4 Procopio M&A Partners Win BNY Mellon Advisor of the Year Awards

    October 30, 2017 (San Diego) – Procopio Partners Michael J. Changaris, Dennis J. Doucette, Paul B. Johnson and Roger C. Rappoport have been named 2017 Advisors of the Year by BNY Mellon Wealth Management for their legal work in mergers, acquisitions, and securing of expansion capital. These annual awards are selected by a panel of experts in mergers and acquisitions, and recognize legal and financial advisors who, according to the award criteria, “provide extraordinary service and value t...

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  • PROCOPIO HIRES LAS VEGAS PARTNER LANCE COBURN

    October 24, 2017 (San Diego) – Procopio has hired commercial litigation and construction lawyer Lance Coburn as a Partner in its newly formed Las Vegas office. Lance brings extensive experience representing developers of resort hotels and casinos on the Las Vegas strip to Procopio’s growing Construction team. Procopio’s newest office is its sixth, joining its San Diego headquarters as well as Del Mar Heights, Silicon Valley, Austin and Phoenix, and reflects the extensive work Procopio a...

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  • PROCOPIO NEWS AND EVENTS -- OCTOBER 2017

    October 2017 (San Diego): In Procopio's October 2017 newsletter, you'll find five compelling articles providing advice on fighting back against online defamation, managing expectations of corporate investors, avoiding embarrassing revelations in litigation, making sure you comply with federal export controls, and key documents you need before you hire (or fire) an employee. Our latest newsletter also highlights key events on international tax issues and employment law, as well as key developm...

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  • Procopio Obtains Preliminary Injunction in Effort to Save Snopes.com

    September 14, 2017 (San Diego): Procopio attorneys Paul Tyrell and Ryan Caplan secured a critical early court victory in their effort to save Snopes.com, the popular fact checking and myth-debunking website. Snopes.com is owned by Procopio client Bardav, Inc. San Diego Superior Court Judge Judith F. Hayes has entered a preliminary injunction in favor of Bardav and against Proper Media, LLC, an Internet media services company.  The preliminary injunction, sought by Procopio, means tha...

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  • Procopio Partner John D. Alessio Elected Incoming Managing Partner

    September 13, 2017 (San Diego) – Procopio Partner John D. Alessio has been unanimously elected by his fellow partners to be the AmLaw 200 law firm’s next Managing Partner. On January 1, 2018, he will replace longtime Managing Partner Thomas (Tom) W. Turner, Jr., with the latter returning to full-time legal work as a partner and resuming his previous position as Team Leader of the firm’s Real Estate and Environmental Team. Alessio joined Procopio’s Management Committee in January 2015....

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  • 20 PROCOPIO ATTORNEYS NAMED TO 2018 BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA LIST

    August 15, 2017 (San Diego) – Twenty Procopio attorneys representing 22 areas of law in two metropolitan areas were named by their peers today to the 2018 Best Lawyers in America® list. The list is compiled annually through exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers provide confidential nominations and feedback. Nineteen San Diego-based Procopio partners were recognized for their legal expertise and accomplishments in various practice areas: • Jo...

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  • Procopio Seeks Preliminary Injunction in Effort to Save Snopes.com

    July 25, 2017 (San Diego) -- Procopio attorneys Paul Tyrell and Ryan Caplan are fighting in court to save Snopes.com, the well-known fact checking and myth debunking website currently in litigation in an advertising revenue dispute. Procopio Partner Paul Tyrell said his firm is proud to represent Bardav, Inc., owner of Snopes.com.  “This isn’t just any business dispute. What is at stake here is the survival of a tremendous public resource that has provided critical online fact-ch...

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  • LEGAL ETHICS EXPERT CAROLE BUCKNER JOINS PROCOPIO AS DEPUTY GENERAL COUNSEL

    June 1, 2017 (San Diego) – Seasoned lawyer, educator and ethics advisor Carole Buckner has joined Procopio as Deputy General Counsel. Carole will be providing legal guidance to Procopio’s more than 160 attorneys, working out of its downtown San Diego headquarters and reporting to General Counsel and Partner Robert Russell. “Solid and reliable general counsel support is critical for the success of a growing full-service law firm like Procopio,” said Tom Turner, Procopio’s Managin...

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