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2022 Director Elevations

Murphy Pearson is pleased to announce the elevation of Thomas F. Mazzucco, Christopher R. Ulrich and Joseph S. Leveroni to the positions of Directors.

All three newly appointed directors bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the firm. Serving a wide range of practices, they have each forged a unique professional path in order to reach this notable achievement. Managing Shareholder Aaron McClellan said: “Thomas, Joe, and Cru each took a different path to this point in their careers – we are proud and lucky to have them on our team. What they all have in common is a vigorous work ethic and a passion for our client’s causes.”

Thomas concentrates his practice in the areas of white-collar defense and government investigations, intellectual property litigation, and business litigation. In addition to his trial practice in Federal and State Courts, he has represented executives and professionals in matters before numerous governmental agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the State of California Department of Justice.

Joseph, a former public defender, is an experienced litigator principally representing clients in matters related to legal malpractice and criminal defense. He also represents California judges under investigation or facing potential disciplinary proceedings. In addition to his active civil litigation practice, he focuses on providing aggressive representation of individuals facing criminal prosecution, as well as individuals who have yet to be charged but who are under investigation.

Christopher (Cru) is a former Assistant District Attorney with the San Francisco District Attorney’s office, and now practices as a civil and criminal defense attorney. His practice focuses on litigation of all types including general business, professional liability, legal malpractice, white-collar defense, and general criminal defense. Additionally, Cru is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Through his CIPP/US certification and experience, Cru provides his clients with invaluable insights on issues ranging from collection and use of data, breach and remediation, governmental investigations, and subpoenas, as well as the application of federal and state workplace and personal privacy laws.

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