Essig’s practice focuses on preparing and prosecuting United States and foreign patent applications for clients in a variety of technical fields. He has experience with communications and networking including wireless, optical, Ethernet, fibre channel, digital subscriber line, satellite, and cable, as well as digital signal processing, digital and analog circuits, laser and optical circuits, flat panel displays, video encoders and decoders, video games, and solar power plants. Prior to joining Procopio, Essig was an attorney in the Orange County offices of Christie, Parker & Hale and Klein, O’Neill & Singh. Prior to practicing law, Essig worked as a design engineer in the semiconductor industry. He was responsible for the development of many commercially successful integrated circuits at major corporations such as Conexant Systems, Analog Devices, and Texas Instruments. Essig received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, with distinction, from Iowa State University. He received his Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from California Western School of Law in 2007 where he was Executive Editor of the law review.
McCarthy focuses her practice on intellectual property transactions and litigation, including patent and trademark matters. She assists U.S. and international clients with intellectual property strategies, and licensing and protection, including anti-counterfeiting efforts. Prior to joining Procopio, Ms. McCarthy practiced patent litigation at DLA Piper LLP (US) where she represented U.S. and international clients in cellular, semiconductor and pharmaceutical technology matters. McCarthy received a Bachelor of Arts in American Literature and Culture from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1997 and received her Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2000. McCarthy received the Outstanding Service Award from the Legal Aid Society and the California State Bar’s Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Services in 2003 and 2004 for her work with the San Diego Legal Aid Society’s Domestic Violence Clinic.
Sullivan will focus his practice on representing individuals and companies in a variety of matters, including breach of contract, fraud, unfair business practices, and trade secret misappropriation. Prior to joining Procopio, Mr. Sullivan’s practice involved litigating intellectual property and business disputes from inception to final resolution, both at trial and through alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Sullivan received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of San Diego before earning his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of San Diego School of Law. While in law school, he received a Dean’s Outstanding Merit Scholarship, was awarded “Outstanding Appellate Brief” in his Lawyering Skills class, and received highest-grade awards in Copyright Law, Contract Law, and Real Estate Finance. Sullivan was a member of Phi Delta Phi and studied international and comparative law abroad at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.
Swift’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and the representation of companies in their formation and organization, debt and equity financings, securities filings and general corporate matters. She also represents numerous pro bono clients, including non-profit corporations, and volunteers her time for non-profit causes. Prior to joining Procopio, Swift was with the San Diego office of Paul, Hastings. In 2007, Swift earned her Juris Doctor from the New York University School of Law where she was Developments Editor for the Journal of International Law and Politics. She received her Bachelor of Science in International Politics from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and studied abroad at the Universidad de Chile in Santiago, Chile.