Law School: Cambridge University (Jesus College), honors, LL.M. (international law)
College: Oxford University (St. Edmund Hall), honors, B.A., M.A.
Some of Surpin's representative clients have included: AerCap, Amgen, Aviation Corporation of China, Avoya Travel, BAE Systems, BBG Communications, Beckman Coulter, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Broadcom, CB Fleet, Clean Energy Fuels, Conexant Systems, Counsel RB Capital, Cybercom, Dart NeuroScience, Edge BioSystems, Entropic Communications, Equus Realty, Flat Fitty, Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation, Gen-Probe, Grupo Sadasi, Helicon Therapeutics, Huawei, InfoSonics, InfoVista, International Rectifier, Jenny Craig, Life Technologies, Northrop Grumman Corporation, O.N.E. Natural Experience, Organovo, Overload, Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Paragon Management Company, Plansee, Real Asset Energy Fund, Reef, Rusty International, 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 Inc.
As a partner at Paul Hastings’ San Diego office, where he manages a global technology and commercial transactions practice, Surpin focuses on counseling international and domestic companies in the wireless, telecom, health care, medical devices, life sciences, food and beverage, fashion and apparel, aviation, automotive and high-tech industries on legal and business issues relating to corporate, intellectual property, technology and commercial transactions. Surpin's experience covers a broad spectrum of deals and structures from licenses, manufacturing, supply, distribution, services, clinical, collaboration, and research and development, to technology acquisitions, formation of joint ventures, and creation 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 (Member of the Roll), San Diego BIOCOM, CommNexus San Diego, San Diego Venture Group, San Diego World Trade Center, Connect, California-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Brazil-California Chamber of Commerce, British-American Business Council and Lawyers Club of San Diego. Surpin has won many recognitions both nationally and internationally for his professional excellence.
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.