Michael D. Procopio

Michael D. Procopio is an Associate 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

Admitted to Practice
• California

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
Associates Jay Shaaban, Walker Macon, and Michael Procopio Participate in Virtual Swearing-in Ceremony — Hon. Chris Battersby Presides
Berger Kahn – February 3, 2021

100% Bar Passage Rate for Berger Kahn Associates
Berger Kahn – January 11, 2021

Berger Kahn Welcomes Michael Procopio
Berger Kahn – October 20, 2020

Community Involvement
Berger Kahn Volunteers at UC Irvine Moot Court Competition
Throughout the month of February, partner Erin Ezra and associates Mallory Yumol, Michael Procopio, and Nandita Nayyar volunteered as justices for the 2021 UCI Law Moot Court Competition.

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.