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U.S. Corporate Attorneys Convene Locally for Industry Updates

With more than 2,000 U.S. lawyers attending, the Association of Corporate Counsel’s 2006 annual meeting in San Diego was one of the largest gatherings of in-house counsel this year.

The Oct. 23-25 meeting at the Manchester Grand Hyatt heated up with a variety of conference topics, including attorney-client privileges, executive compensation, electronic discovery, Securities and Exchange Commission investigations, non-compete and non-disclosure agreements, global compliance, and outsourcing of legal services.

In-house counsel from business giants, including Fannie Mae, Google, Hewlett-Packard Co., Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin Corp., McDonald’s, Verizon and Wal-Mart, spoke at the conference.

Representatives from government organizations, including the SEC and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, also presented seminars.

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The Association of Corporate Counsel, or ACC, serves the professional needs of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations and other private-sector organizations worldwide through continued education and encouraging advancements in the standards of corporate legal practices.

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Law Office Has Room To Grow:

The Del Mar Heights office of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP has moved to a new location to better serve the growing legal needs in North County.

Dick Kintz, managing partner of the Del Mar Heights office, said the office continues to add attorneys, especially in the intellectual property and corporate practice groups. The new office at 12275 El Camino Real in Del Mar Heights is home to more than 45 attorneys, with room to further grow and expand.

“Our new location demonstrates the firm’s long-term commitment to North County San Diego, which is directly related to the region’s strength as Southern California’s premier technology corridor,” Kintz said.

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Giving To Community:

The Carlsbad Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP office has been selected as the recipient of the Corporate Philanthropy Award for 2006 by the North County Philanthropy Council.

“Procopio’s strong tradition of investing our time and resources back into the community is a key aspect of the spirit of our firm,” said Thomas Turner Jr., managing partner.

Procopio actively supports more than 200 charitable, community, trade, arts and culture organizations in the San Diego region.


Send law news to Michelle Mowad at mmowad@sdbj.com. She can also be reached at (858) 277-6359, ext. 3112.

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