Finalist

Sean Stapleton

Alere Inc.

Young Attorneys 2011: Practicing 6-7 years

Originally from New York, Sean J. Stapleton received a dual J.D./M.B.A. from Emory University. After law school, he joined the corporate department of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP in Los Angeles, gaining a general knowledge of the corporate representation of public and private companies. Several years later, Stapleton joined the San Diego office of Heller Ehrman LLP and continued to specialize in mergers and acquisitions and general corporate representation. In the summer of 2008, a majority of the members of Heller’s corporate department, including Stapleton, joined the San Diego office of DLA Piper LLP. While at DLA Piper, Stapleton focused primarily on M&A work for public and private clients.
 
In 2009, Stapleton joined Alere Inc., a New York Stock Exchange traded corporation that provides diagnosis, monitoring and health management solutions. Alere’s products and services focus on cardiology, women’s health, infectious disease, oncology and toxicology. The company’s San Diego location has more than 800 employees in various fields of research and development, clinical trials, regulatory, and manufacturing. 

Stapleton is responsible for legal oversight of the San Diego campus and handles day-to-day issues including clinical, regulatory, human resources and litigation matters. He also serves as commercial counsel to Alere’s toxicology business unit. Alere’s toxicology business encompasses a worldwide sales force for its toxicology-related diagnostic product offerings, as well as a network of toxicology testing laboratories throughout the United States. Stapleton assists the business unit in its commercial contract negotiations and its M&A activity. 
 
Stapleton was recently married to Ashlee Black and lives in Cardiff. He is also actively involved with the San Diego chapter of Habitat for Humanity. 

The Daily Transcript congratulates Young Attorneys 2011

This is the culmination of a peer nominating process that asked San Diego County lawyers to name the best young attorneys in San Diego County who are: Hard-Working & Detail-Oriented, Knowledgeable & Enthusiastic, Ethical & Professional, and Committed to Furthering the Interests of Justice in Society.

Young Attorneys 2011 Finalists

Judge

Oleg Cross

Cross Law Group

Andrew Haden

United States Attorney’s Office

Anna Romanskaya

Stark & D'Ambrosio LLP

Practicing 1-2 years

Andrew Botros

Law Office of James D. Scott

Andrew Custer

Foley & Lardner LLP

Melissa Deleon

Deleon Law

Francis DiGiacco

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP

Brittanie McCloskey

Law Offices of Daniel Grunbaum

JP Roach

Hughes Marino

Joe Villaseñor

Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc.

Practicing 3-5 years

Amanda Allen

Hecht Solberg Robinson Goldberg & Bagley LLP

Alissa Bjerkhoel

California Innocence Project, California Western School of Law

Theresa Bowen

Carpenter Zuckerman & Rowley LLP

Jenny Bratt

DLA Piper LLP

Laura Buckley

Higgs, Fletcher & Mack

Robert Chambers, II

McClellan Law Firm

William Concidine

East Village Law Group

Craig Countryman

Fish & Richardson

AnneElise Goetz

Higgs, Fletcher & Mack

Catherine Hanna

Sullivan Hill Lewin Rez & Engel

Ryan Harris

Harris Personal Injury Lawyers

Sondra Levine

UTC Aerospace Systems

Jenna Leyton

Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz

Joseph McMullen

Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek

Julie Park

Morrison & Foerster

Matthew Riopelle

Foley & Lardner LLP

Kristin Rizzo

Rizzo Law Firm

Jason Ross

Higgs, Fletcher & Mack LLP

Andrea Russell

Kirby Noonan Lance & Hoge LLP

Puja Sachdev

Sachdev Legal Group APC

Michelle Schill

Martinez & Schill LLP

Kirsten Solberg

Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP

Tyler Theobald

Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton

Robert Williams

DLA Piper LLP

Practicing 6-7 years

Alyson Amerson

Doyle Lowther LLP

Ilona Antonyan

The Law Office of Ilona Antonyan, APC

Jimmy Cheng

Qualcomm

Bibianne Fell

Fleming & Fell PC

Ariel Javier

Law Office of Ariel A. Javier

Dan Kehr

Kehr Law

Brooke Kim

DLA Piper LLP

Chris Lawson

San Diego District Attorney's Office

Kate Mangan

Mayer Mangan

Megan Mazza

Allen Matkins

Ashley Palmer

Robbins Umeda LLP

Rachel Scatizzi

Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek

Brett Schreiber

Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire

Jason Sheinberg

San Diego Law Firm

Sean Stapleton

Alere Inc.

Devin Storey

The Zalkin Law Firm PC

David Zachry

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

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Important Dates

Nominations Open: September 14
Nominations Close: October 26
Nominees Announced: November 2
Finalists Notified: November 4
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Publication Date: December 21

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Young Attorneys reception

Transcript reporter Doug Sherwin talks to Nadia P. Bermudez of the Brown Law Group LLP at the 2007 Young Attorneys reception.