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Dunlap Codding Shareholder Douglas J. Sorocco Named To Business Committee For The Arts’ Executive Board

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA—February 8, 2017—Dunlap Codding is pleased to announce that Douglas J. Sorocco has been named to the Business Committee for the Arts (BCA) Executive Board. The BCA Executive Board is comprised of business leaders and senior executives from corporations and publications around the country who provide leadership and expertise on key initiatives including messaging, advocacy, and strategic alliances within the private-sector community. The BCA Executive Board is an arm of Americans for the Arts. That parent organization serves, advances, and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education.

Sorocco commented on his appointment: “Beyond its ability to move the soul and bridge divides, the arts provide an environment in which creativity and innovation excel—an environment desired by many companies but rarely found in those who do not support the arts. I’m absolutely thrilled and honored to join the BCA Executive Board and advocate for the overwhelming business case that exists for supporting the arts.”

In 2016, Dunlap Codding was one of 10 organizations in the United States honored as a BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts. Honorees were selected for their exceptional ability to engage and serve the arts. Other honorees in 2016 were:  Austin Energy, Badger Meter, CopperPoint Insurance Companies,, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Johnson & Johnson, M Powered Strategies, Inc., Northern Trust, and Procter & Gamble.

Sorocco practices in all areas of intellectual property law including patent, trademark, copyright, technology, and e-commerce and assists clients with intellectual property matters requiring litigation, licensing, technology counseling and complex transactions. He is currently an adjunct faculty member at the Oklahoma City University School of Law and serves on the Board of Directors of the following organizations: Oklahoma City’s Film Row District, Creative Oklahoma, Canterbury Voices (Chairman), Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, and Oklahoma City Girls Art School (Chairman). 

Dunlap Codding P.C., with offices in Austin, Chicago, Oklahoma City, Wilmington, and Washington, D.C., serves sophisticated international, national, and regional clients. Established in 1957 as Oklahoma’s original intellectual property firm, Dunlap Codding remains the state’s largest and most versatile IP boutique law firm.  

Dunlap Codding is a member of Primerus, an International Society of Law Firms.


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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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