Michael D. Procopio

Michael D. Procopio is a Provisionally Licensed Associate (Effective November 19, 2020) at the Berger Kahn Irvine office, focusing his practice primarily on insurance coverage.

Michael graduated from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law in May 2020. While at USC Law, Michael received multiple high honors awards in courses such as Mediation Clinic, U.S. Foreign Policy, and International Business Transactions. Michael was also part of the school’s Student Bar Association, as well as the Journal of Law, Policy & Military Affairs.

As part of the Mediation Clinic, Michael spent two semesters mediating small claims cases at Stanley Mosk Courthouse in Downtown Los Angeles. During the second semester, Michael and his co-mediator had a 100% settlement rate.

Michael received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego, where he graduated in 2014 with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in International Studies. At UCSD, Michael was an Academic All-American, competing for the school’s NCAA Track and Field team.

Prior to working at Berger Kahn, Michael worked for Carpenter, Rothans & Dumont in Los Angeles as a law clerk, where he gained extensive experience in legal writing and research. Michael also served as a program manager and government lead for the Department of Defense, Space, and Missile Systems (SMC) in El Segundo, California. During his time at SMC, Michael managed high profile contracts, oversaw 180+ employees, and was a top-ranked student at the Advanced Space Operations School.

In his free time, Michael enjoys playing chess, staying fit, and keeping up with Los Angeles and Pittsburgh sports teams.

Education
University of Southern California Gould School of Law (J.D.), 2020
•Journal of Law, Policy & Military Affairs
•Student Bar Association, Social Chair and Events Chair
•Peer Mentor

University of California—San Diego (B.A., Political Science; Minor in International Studies), 2014
•NCAA Track and Field, Academic All-American
•The Homeless Charter, Principle Member

Past Experience
Carpenter, Rothans & Dumont
Law Clerk

Department of Defense: Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC)

Military Satellite Communications Directorate
Program Manager, Government Lead

Program Management and Integration Directorate
Program Manager, Government Lead

Recent Media Coverage
Berger Kahn Welcomes Michael Procopio
Berger Kahn – October 20, 2020

Community Involvement
Berger Kahn Participates in OCBF Project Youth’s OC Marathon Fundraiser
Berger Kahn is once again fundraising for the Orange County Bar Foundation Project Youth OC Marathon event. Typically, Berger Kahn team members, along with family and friends, run the OC marathon, half marathon, or 5k in order to garner funds for the Project Youth program. This year’s event will be held virtually. Associates Andrew Wyatt, Mallory Yumol, Jamie Rice, Michael Procopio, Walker Macon, Jay Shaaban, and Nandita Nayyar will be participating in this year’s event. Law clerks Brennan Lund, Victoria Yim, and Daniel Lim will be participating along with Paralegal Hannah Hong. Partners Erin Ezra and Heather Whitmore, as well as Shareholder David Ezra, will also be running for Project Youth. Project Youth OCBF is a non-profit organization committed to promoting the health, safety, and education of Orange County youth. Many families have been hit particularly hard by COVID-19, some of which are struggling just to get food on the table. Along with Project Youth’s original mission to provide juvenile diversion, health education, and higher education mentorship, OCBF is also providing food care packages, gift cards, wellness checks, emotional support, and COVID-19 resources/ education to students and their families at this time.