Mr. Popovic is a partner in the Business Trial Practice Group in the firm's San Francisco office and is Chair of the International Arbitration Practice.
Areas of Practice
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 litigation (including international arbitration) and counseling. Mr. Popovic has developed expertise in legal issues related to environmental marketing, as well as federal preemption. 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 Berkeley 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 has represented a variety of clients including, Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, The Republic of Argentina, Asiacontent.com, Caremark, Inc., CCOF, Concern Sojuzvneshtrans, Dah Mei Silk Weaving Fty. Co., Ltd., Earthjustice, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Fiji Water Company LLC, The FRS Company, Julia Butterfly Hill, Home Americair of California, Hospital of Barstow, Inc., iGlobe Partners, IMPAX Laboratories, ITT Sheraton Corporation, Lenovo, Inc., McDonald's Corporation, MCI, Inc., Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Muzak Limited Partnership, Nelson & Associates, MDS Nordion, Palm Inc., Polyprima Karyareksa, PT, RSA Security Inc., The Republic of Congo, Roll International Corporation, Seagate Technology, ValleyCare Health System, Veritable Vegetable, Inc., and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Prior to joining Sheppard Mullin, he was a shareholder at Heller Ehrman in San Francisco; before that, he was an attorney with the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund International Program in San Francisco; and prior to that, he practiced with a San Francisco civil and criminal litigation boutique.
•Northern California Super Lawyers, San Francisco Magazine, 2012, 2013
•Leading Environmental Practices Lawyer, The Recorder, 2012
•Top 10 Pro Bono Efforts of 2012
Mr. Popovic served as a law clerk to the Honorable Alicemarie H. Stotler of the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles and Santa Ana.
Mr. Popovic was a judicial extern for Justice Joseph R. Grodin of the Supreme Court of California.