Mike Shockro retired from the partnership in December 2006. Mr. Shockro is the founder and former chair of the firm's Technology Transactions Practice Group.
Mr. Shockro's practice focused on high technology issues and on the corporate and commercial questions faced by clients dealing with those issues. A substantial portion of his practice was devoted to outsourcing, licensing, development and strategic alliance relationships for clients dealing with information system challenges and he frequently lectured before such forums as the Gartner Group's Best Practices Forum on Outsourcing Management, the National Conference and Research Group, California Continuing Education of the Bar, Southwestern Legal Foundation, New York Law Journal seminars, the American Bar Association, The Practicing Law Institute and ALI-ABA. His articles have appeared in various law journals and other publications. He was named as one of the leading outsourcing lawyers in the US by Chambers & Partners in its 2004-2005 USA Directory.
Mr. Shockro has been appointed to the Business Advisory Board for the Governor of Zhejiang Province, PRC. He is a teacher of the graduate-level class, "The Business of Science: Exploring Entrepreneurship," at the UCLA School of Medicine. Mr. Shockro serves as a member of the advisory board of RAND Corporation's Center for Asia Pacific Policy. Mr. Shockro has been a member of the Executive Committee of the CalTech/MIT Enterprise Forum, which provides a broad range of services and networking opportunities to emerging technology-based companies in Southern California. At the time of his retirement, he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Pasadena Symphony Association, and was the legal advisor to the Association.