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Dunlap Codding Shareholder Douglas J. Sorocco Named the 2023 Oklahoma City Lawyer of the Year for  Technology Law

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA—August 18, 2022—Dunlap Codding is pleased to announce that Douglas J. Sorocco has been named the 2023 Oklahoma City Lawyer of the Year – Technology Law by The Best Lawyers in America®, the oldest and most respected peer–review publication in the legal profession. Firm managing shareholder Nick Rouse said, “This is the second time Doug has been named the Technology Law Lawyer of the Year. He was also awarded that distinction in 2021. We are gratified to see him recognized by his peers for his formidable skill.”

Doug joins other Dunlap Codding shareholders previously named Lawyers of the Year, as follows:


  • Marc A. Brockhaus – Trademark Law
  • Emily E. Campbell – Copyright Law
  • Nicholas D. Rouse – Patent Law


  • Marc A. Brockhaus – Trade Secrets Law
  • Douglas J. Sorocco – Technology Law


  • Marc A. Brockhaus – Patent Law
  • Nicholas D. Rouse – Trademark Law

Doug practices in all areas of intellectual property law including patent, trademark, copyright, technology, and e-commerce and assists clients with intellectual property matters requiring involving litigation, licensing, technology counseling, and complex transactions. He is ranked in the top band of Oklahoma’s intellectual property practitioners by the highly regarded Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and is also listed in Super Lawyers 2022 – Oklahoma. He was again selected as a 2022 IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property. He is an adjunct faculty member at the Oklahoma City University School of Law and in the Physiology Department at the University of Oklahoma’s Health Sciences Center. Doug received his J.D. from the University of Dayton and his B.S. in Chemistry from Butler University.

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer–review survey on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”


DC On Film Row

About DC on Film Row

DC on Film Row is a free event space open to everyone in our community.

We like to say that the space is a “home for creatives and innovators, home builders and the homeless, celebrators and the celebrated” so people understand that we are inclusive and want everyone from throughout our community using our space.

Our goal is to celebrate the incredible diversity of creativity, innovation, and passion within Oklahoma City and to provide a venue—free of charge—to those groups and individuals working to bind us all together and make our home a cooler and better place. No strings attached—no extensive rules to follow. We simply ask that all of our neighbors be honored and that all viewpoints be respected. Our criteria for use is simple: If the event, group, or meeting is something which strengthens our community and brings us all together, the space is available for use.

The space has hosted everything from charitable fundraisers to an underground nightclub party to celebrate Canterbury Choral Society’s 45th anniversary season. We host dinners for the OKC homeless population most Monday evenings where upwards of 250 people are served—we provide the space and soft drinks and a local church provides the food. We’ve hosted university planning retreats and monthly local rock concerts.

Every Wednesday, we open up the courtyard for lunch, invite a local food truck to set up outside our gates, and welcome our downtown neighbors into the space for a bit of socialization.

Our never-ending soda fountain seems to be the biggest hit with some of our neighbors while others spend time playing pool or simply chatting about what is happening on the weekend.

For October we turn the space into a haunted house and invite the neighborhood children to come out and trick-or-treat.

Got an idea for how to use the space? Just ask us – we’re almost certain to say yes!

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