Incoming Students Diversity Reception at Procopio

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Incoming Students Diversity Reception at Procopio

This event occurred in the past

Date and Time

  • Friday, August 23, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.



5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110


Hosted (Space is Limited)


Procopio is graciously hosting USD School of Law's Diversity Reception for incoming students, law school alumni, and local diverse Bar associations.

525 B Street, Suite 2200
San Diego, CA 92101
Hosted appetizers and drinks

Online registration closes Wednesday, August 21. 


Please Note: There is a Padres baseball game at 7:10 p.m. that will impact traffic and parking -  please plan accordingly. Students are encouraged to carpool.

Parking Meter  Parking Garage Trolley

Meter Parking Until 6 p.m. Approx $1/hour 

525 B Street Parking Garage $12
Fifth Ave Trolley Stop
on the Blue and Orange Lines

Welcome on Behalf of Procopio

John D. Alessio '91 (BA) '94 (JD)
Managing Partner

Special thanks to Francisco Sanchez Losada, Manager, Business Development/Latin America at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP.

Community Partner

Consuela Steward
Chair, Diversity Council

Featured Guest Speaker

Shaka H. Johnson '03 (JD)
Vice President/Associate General Counsel
Sony Electronics Inc.
2019 USD School of Law Commencement Speaker 

USD School of Law, the Law Alumni Board, and the Diversity & Inclusion Committee work with the Office of Admissions, Financial Aid and Diversity Initiatives to welcome new students who identify as members of diverse groups. Diverse student organizations are involved as integral organizers and participants in the event.


Consider making a contribution to the Warren Family Endowment For Student Assistance – a scholarship fund established to assist 2L and 3L students who demonstrate a strong commitment to serving diverse communities. Support diversity


At Procopio, achieving greater diversity and inclusion – be it racial, ethnic, gender, nationality or sexual orientation – within the firm and in the legal profession is more than a philosophy, it is a vital part of our practice and culture. Rated a Top Ten AmLaw 200 law firm for diversity by American Lawyer magazine and a Best Firm for Minority Attorneys by Law360, we are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that reflects the diverse community where our employees and clients live and work.

Procopio attorneys share their perspectives on diversity and inclusion:

Watch short individual interviews of Procopio Partners Adrian Martinez, Susan Daly, '05 (JD), and Fred Taylor and Associate Hazel Ocampo: 


  • 2018 Top Ten Law Firm for Diversity, ranking of 200+ largest law firms, American Lawyer magazine
  • 2017 Best Law Firm for Minority Attorneys, ranking of mid-size law firms, Law360
  • 2017 Top Ten Law Firm for Diversity, ranking of 200+ largest law firms, American Lawyer magazine
  • 2017 Diversity and Inclusion Awards finalist, San Diego Business Journal
  • 2017 Drucilla Stender Ramey Majority-Owned Law Firm Awards finalist, California Minority Counsel Program


Procopio believes that a diverse and inclusive workforce at all levels fosters an environment that supports innovation and creative problem solving to better serve clients. Diversity and inclusion helps provide a wide range of viewpoints and perspectives to the issues that clients face, and helps contribute to innovative solutions. Procopio's goal is to create and maintain a firm wide culture and environment that supports and promotes diversity so that all employees, regardless of their background, feel welcome, included, valued, supported and able to succeed and reach their potential of excellence.


Adriana Ochoa '07 (JD), Chair

John Alessio '91 (BA), '94 (JD) Ted Griswold '92 (JD) Miku Mehta Ashley Stecher
Juan Arau Elaine Harwell Mindy Morton Karli Sultzbaugh
Kia Brady Nicholas Kawuka '11 (LLM) Sara Neva Fred Taylor
Susan Daly '85 (JD) Marie Burke Kenny '95 (JD) Hazel Ocampo Lana Turpie
Kevin Davis Erica Lee Stacy Park Raul Villarreal Garza
Dave Deonarine John Young Lee '12 (JD), '14 (LLM) Kerry Patterson Merrick Wadsworth
Tina Felahi Michael Lee Rahul Reddy  
Amber Gardina-Quintanilla Kam Li '81 (JD) Sonali Shah  
Jeffery Garofalo Gabriela Magee Jennifer Sinex '95 (JD)  


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