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Promotions Signal Procopio’s Continuing Growth

Promotions Signal Procopio’s Continuing Growth

San Diego, CA – Procopio is pleased to announce three internal promotions: Brian Kennedy and Michael Nolan have been promoted from staff attorneys to associates, and Jaclyn Simi has been promoted from law clerk to associate. These promotions are another signal Procopio is continuing to expand its business and meet its clients’ diverse legal needs.“These promotions illustrate our commitment to recognizing our exceptional team members, who are among the brightest in the country and continue to help us build our platform of providing excellent, high-quality legal services to our clients,” said the firm’s managing partner Tom Turner. “Brian, Michael and Jaclyn all bring significant experience to our team.”

Brian Kennedy joins the Intellectual Property team at Procopio’s downtown San Diego office. He received his JD from University of San Diego School of Law, where he graduated Cum Laude, was Editor-in-Chief of the San Diego International Law Journal and was the graduating recipient of the Outstanding Clinic Intern Award for his work at the school’s Entrepreneurship Clinic. Prior to joining Procopio, Mr. Kennedy served as an extern to the Honorable Peter W. Bowie of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of California, as a legal intern in the Office of the General Counsel at the University of San Diego and as law clerk in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California.

Michael Nolan is joining the Construction team in Procopio’s Del Mar office, focusing his practice on business and civil litigation. Mr. Nolan received his JD from the University of San Diego School of Law, where he graduated Cum Laude and was a member of the Order of the Coif, an honorary scholastic society that encourage excellences in legal education.

Jaclyn Simi joins the Labor and Employment and Native American teams in the downtown San Diego office. Ms. Simi has experience drafting international employment agreements, equity compensation plans, student/staff interaction polices, and has created employer training materials. A citizen of the Seminole Nation, she has worked with Native American tribes and tribal-affiliated clients, including employment and lending laws’ applicable to tribal employers. She received her JD, with a concentration in Labor and Employment with Honors, from California Western School of Law. In law school, Ms. Simi was the president of California Western’s Native American Law Students Association. Prior to joining Procopio as a law clerk, Ms. Simi was the recipient of the firm’s winter 2012 Native American Internship and worked in Employee Deferred Compensation for the County of San Diego’s Treasurer/Tax Collector.

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