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Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

333 SOUTH HOPE STREET, FORTY-THIRD FLOOR, LOS ANGELES, CA 90071, USA
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Work +1 213 620 1780
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Fax +1 213 620 1398
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www.sheppardmullin.com

Neil Popović

Tel:
Work 415.774.3156
Email:
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Work Department

Business Trial

Position

Mr. Popovic has developed expertise in legal issues related to environmental marketing, as well as federal preemption.

Career

Mr. Popovic’s litigation experience includes a wide range of commercial disputes, including consumer class actions, white collar criminal matters (including internal investigations) and international dispute resolution (including international arbitration and litigation) and counseling. Mr. Popovic also practices international environmental law, including representing clients in international negotiations. He teaches courses in International Litigation and Arbitration and International Environmental Law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). His commercial practice includes extensive experience litigating matters under California's Unfair Competition Law, Business and Professionals Code section 17200. Mr. Popovic also serves as a Project Complaint Mechanism Expert for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Member

Advisor to the Executive Committee, International Law Section, State Bar of California; American Health Lawyers Association; American Society of International Law; Board of Directors, EarthRights International (1999-2013); Board of Directors, Center for Youth Development Through Law; Advisory Board, Center for Law, Energy and the Environment; Board of Directors, Bar Association of San Francisco’s Justice & Diversity Center, successor to the Volunteer Legal Services Program; International Law Association (American Branch); Northern California International Arbitration Club

Education

J.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1987, Note and Comment Editor, California Law Review; M.A., Tufts University, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, 1992, Ford Foundation Fellow in Public International Law; Academy of European Law, Summer Session 1995; A.B., University of California, Berkeley, 1983


United States: Real estate

Construction (including construction litigation)

Within: Construction (including construction litigation)

West Coast-based firm¬†Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP¬†has offices across California, and primarily handles disputes related to public and private projects. Co-chair of the construction group Candace Matson, supported by Robert Sturgeon,¬†defended Parsons Corporation against claims amounting to $136m relating to an accident on a cell tower site. San Diego-based partners John Yacovelle¬†and Marisa Miller¬†successfully secured a $152m settlement for long-term client San Diego Gas and Electric Company against Mitsubishi Heavy Industries relating to the premature shutdown of a nuclear facility.¬†The pair were supported by¬†Neil Popovińᬆand associate¬†Shanna Pearce, based in the San Francisco and San Diego offices respectively.¬†Matson worked alongside¬†Harold Hamersmith¬†to defend Jacobs Project Management Company in a bid protest lodged by a competitor for major works in Los Angeles. Washington DC-based Hwan Kim¬†is also noted. Unless otherwise stated, named attorneys are based in Los Angeles.

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