Online legal services are not going away, so traditional attorneys need to adapt to the changing marketplace, according to panelists at a San Diego Law Library event last month.
Law School/Year: Cambridge University (Jesus College), honors, LL.M. (International Law), 1997
College/Year: Oxford University (St. Edmund Hall), honors, B.A., jurisprudence, 1995
California; England; Wales
Commercial; Corporate Business; Intellectual Property; International
Some of Surpin’s representative clients have included: Amgen, Aviation Corporation of China (AVIC), BAE Systems, BBG Communications, Beckman Coulter, Broadcom, CareFusion, CB Fleet, CH Products, Clean Energy Fuels, Conexant Systems, Counsel RB Capital, Cybercom, Dart NeuroScience, Entropic Communications, Esio Beverage, FeiHu Entertainment, Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation, Gen-Probe, Grupo Sadasi, Helicon Therapeutics, Huawei, Hydranautics, International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), Jenny Craig, Life Technologies, Northrop Grumman, Organovo, SAIC, SecurityPoint Media, Sorteo Games, Springs Global, State Compensation Insurance Fund, Taylor Made Golf, Tectoy, Therapeutics Inc., Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians, VF Corporation and Zeebo.
As a partner in DLA Piper's Corporate and IP & Technology groups, Surpin focuses his practice on counseling international and domestic companies in the wireless, telecom, health care, medical devices, life sciences, aviation, automotive and high-tech industries on legal and business matters relating to intellectual property, technology and commercial transactions. Surpin's experience covers a broad spectrum of agreements and structures, including licenses, outsourcing, manufacturing, supply, distribution, services, clinical, research and development (be it through private and public sources of funding), and collaboration agreements, and technology acquisitions, formation of joint ventures and other types of strategic partnerships and alliances.
Surpin is a member of the American Bar Association, San Diego County Bar Association, Law Society of England and Wales, San Diego BIOCOM, CommNexus, San Diego Venture Group, San Diego World Trade Center, Connect, Southern California-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Brazil-California Chamber of Commerce, British-American Business Council and Lawyers Club of San Diego.
Surpin previously resided in Brazil, Israel and the U.K. As a result, by way of foreign languages, he is fluent in Portuguese, Hebrew and French, and has an excellent understanding of Italian and Spanish.
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