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RICO V. DOMINGO


RICO V. DOMINGO, ESQUIRE
Proprietor/Principal

RICO V. DOMINGO, born in Manila, Philippines; Admission to Practice Law: Philippine Bar (with Rolls of Attorneys Number 27470); State of New York Bar, United States of America, and the U.S. Federal District Courts (1985, with Attorney Registration No. 2051449); Philippine Patent Office (now Intellectual Property Office) (1978); and United States Patent and Trademark Office (1985). Education: Bachelor of Arts (A.B.), University of the Philippines (October 1971); Bachelor of Laws (LI.B.), University of the Philippines (1976) (member, Editorial Board, Philippine Law Journal [Law Review of the U.P. College of Law]); Master of Laws (LI.M.) (1980), Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A.; Master of Business Administration (MBA Units), Indiana University Kelly Business School; and Post-Graduate Studies on “Trade Practice of Trade Policy: Economics, Negotiations and Rules” conducted by combined Faculty of John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Law School, Harvard Business School, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Academe: Professor, Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism, Communication Department, Loyola Schools, Ateneo de Manila University; Professor, School of Law, Ateneo de Manila University; Philippine Supreme Court- accredited Lecturer, Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE); Philippine Bar Reviewer; Lecturer and Faculty, Continuing Legal Education (CLE), New York State Bar Association; Team Leader, Stanford Research Institute (SRI) International-Washington, D.C. Research Group funded by the U.S. Agency on International Development; Scholar, Training Program on Industrial Property Rights (Industrial Property Rights Course for Management Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship [AOTS]), Japan Patent Office (JPO), Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) and Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation (JII) Tokyo, Japan, 1996; and Philippine Expert, Philippine Judicial Reform Programme on Access to Justice funded by the European Union. Government Service: First Chairman, Philippine Videogram Regulatory Board (now Optical Media Board [1986]). Legal Practice and Experience: Research Assistant, University of the Philippines Law Center (1976-1979); Associate and Senior Associate (1977-1983) and Partner (1984 - 1986) in a major Makati City Law Office; Philippine Anti-Piracy Counsel and Executive Director of Operations, Motion Picture Export Association of America (MPEAA)/Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) (1987-1989); MPEAA/MPAA's Asia/Pacific Regional Counsel and Regional Director (1989-1992) with responsibility for 20 countries including Peoples Republic of China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, India and the Philippines; Proprietor/Principal, the Law Firm of R. V. Domingo & Associates; and Managing Director, RVD Business Intelligence Consultancy, Inc. (RVDBic) (with international strategic partnership with International Risk Ltd. with offices in Hong Kong, the People’s Republic of China, Kingdom of Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, United States, United Kingdom, Canada and other key cities in the Asia/Pacific Region); and Arbitrator, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commercial Arbitral Tribunal. Professional, Civic and Social Affiliations: President, Philippine Bar Association (PBA); member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP); Sustaining Member, New York State Bar Association (NYSBA); Faculty, Continuing Legal Education (CLE); Chairman, Philippine Chapter of NYSBA International Section; member, NYSBA Sections of Business Law, Intellectual Property Law, and International Law and Practice; member, American Bar Association (ABA); member, ABA Sections of Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law, International Law and Practice, Entertainment and Sports Industries, and Law Practice Management; member, Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriete Industrielle (AIPPI); member, International Trademark Association (INTA); member, Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA); member, International Pacific Bar Association (IPBA); Trustee, Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines (IPAP); Philippine Country Group Head and Councillor, ASEAN Intellectual Property Association; Past Secretary/Director, Rotary Club of Manila (Paul Harris Fellow); President, U.P. High School Alumni Association (1994-1996); President, Makati (Sports) Club, Inc. (1995- 1996); Vice President, U.P. Law Alumni Association, Inc.; member, American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines; President, University of the Philippines High School, Preparatory and Elementary School Alumni Association; member, U.P.R.O.T.C. Vanguard Corps of Officers and Vanguard Fraternity; member, Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP); member, American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS International), Virginia, U.S.A.; President, RVD Business Intelligence Consultancy, Inc. (RVDBic); President, RVD Business and Legal Outsourcing Group (RVDBlawg),Inc.; Team Co-Manager, U.P. UAAP Fighting Maroons Men’s Basketball Team; and Team Manager, University of the Philippines Integrated School (U.P.I.S.) UAAP Juniors Basketball Team.

He has litigated watershed and precedential cases up to the Philippine Supreme Court which are currently landmark jurisprudence in Intellectual Property, Corporation and Remedial Laws. He speaks in various domestic and international fora on international business transactions, commercial arbitration, multi-jurisdictional litigation and cross-border intellectual property rights enforcement and protection. He is currently finishing his unpublished book entitled Definitive Guide to Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement in the Philippines..


DENNIS G. MESINA
History and Admission to Practice Law
Born Davao City, Philippines, 1953; admitted to bar, 1982, Republic of the Philippines, 1988, California and U.S. District Court, Northern District of California.


Education
University of the Philippines (A.B. Philosophy, cum laude, 1976; LI.B., 1981)
University of Pennsylvania (LL.M., 1985). Pi Gamma Mu; Phi Kappa Phi, Honor Societies.

Publications
"The Right to Die," Philippine Law Journal , Vol. 55, p. 338 (September 1980) (Author)

Affiliations
College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines (Lecturer of Philosophy)
JAIME OSCAR NAPOLEON T. VERGARA III
History and Admission to Practice Law
Born in Manila, Philippines;

Philippine Bar (2017);

Education
Bachelor of Arts (A.B.), Major in Social Sciences, Ateneo de Manila University (2006);

Juris Doctor, Ateneo de Manila University (2015);

Academe
High School Faculty Member, PAREF Southridge School Private School for Boys (2006-2009);

High School Class Adviser, PAREF Southridge School Private School for Boys (2006-2009);

Professional, Civic and Social Affiliations
Block Representative, Student Appeals Committee, Ateneo Law School (2011-2013);
President, Ateneo Social Service Organization for the Community, Ateneo de Manila University (2005-2006;
Member, Ateneo Social Service Organization for the Community, Ateneo de Manila University (2002-2005);
Member, Ateneo LEX, Ateneo de Manila University (2002-2006);
Member, Social Science Circle, Ateneo de Manila University (2006).

Of Counsel

FORMER SUPREME COURT JUSTICE JOSE C. CAMPOS, Jr
History
Born Dasmariñas, Cavite, Philippines, (1923-2005); admitted to Philippine Bar, 5th Place (1949)

Education
Associate in Arts (A.A.), University of the Philippines (1945);

Bachelor of Laws (LLB.), Cum Laude, University of the Philippines (1949);

Master of Laws (LI.M.), Fulbright-Smith Mundt Scholar, Yale Law School, New Haven, Conn., United States of America (1952).

Legal Publications
J.C. Campos and M.L. Campos, Cases and Materials on the Law of Negotiable Instruments 3rd Edition (Manila: Community Publishers, Inc., 1971);

J.C. Campos and M.L. Campos, Notes and Selected Cases on Corporation Law 2nd Edition (Quezon City: Central Books Supply, Inc., 1990);

J.C. Campos and M.L. Campos, The Corporation Code: Notes, Comments and Selected Cases Volume 1 (Quezon City: Central Lawbook Publishing, Co., Inc., 1990);

J.C. Campos and M.L. Campos, The Corporation Code: Notes, Comments and Selected Cases Volume 2 (Quezon City: Central Lawbook Publishing, Co., Inc., 1990);

J.C. Campos and M.L. Campos, Notes & Selected Cases on Insurance Law (Manila: Community Publishers, Inc., 1971).

Academic Appointments
Professor of Law, College of Law, University of the Philippines (1959-1971);
Jose Rizal Professorial Chair Holder;
Chairman, University Committee on Student Organizations and Activities (UCCSOA);
Acting Registrar, University of the Philippines;
Budget Director and concurrent Secretary, University of the Philippines (1958-1960);
Business Executive, University of the Philippines (1960-1971);
Instructor, College of Law, University of the Philippines (1950-1959).

Government Appointments
Judicial and Bar Council, representing the retired Justices of the Supreme Court (1993);
Associate Justice, Supreme Court (1992);
Associate Justice, Court of Appeals (1983-1992);
Judge, Court of First Instance of 7th Judicial District, Pasay (1971-1983);
Acting Chairman, Board of Transportation (1981-1983).


MARIA CLARA L. CAMPOS
History
Born Manila, Philippines, (1924-2011); admitted to Philippine Bar (1949).

Education
Associate in Arts (A.A.), University of the Philippines (1945);

Bachelor of Laws (LI.B.), Cum Laude, University of the Philippines (1949);

Master of Laws (LI.M.), Yale Law School, New Haven, Conn., United States of America (1952).

Legal Publications
J.C. Campos and M.L. Campos, Cases and Materials on the Law of Negotiable Instruments 3rd Edition (Manila: Community Publishers, Inc., 1971);

J.C. Campos and M.L. Campos, Notes and Selected Cases on Corporation Law 2nd Edition (Quezon City: Central Books Supply, Inc., 1990);

J.C. Campos and M.L. Campos, The Corporation Code: Notes, Comments and Selected Cases Volume 1 (Quezon City: Central Lawbook Publishing, Co., Inc., 1990);

J.C. Campos and M.L. Campos, The Corporation Code: Notes, Comments and Selected Cases Volume 2 (Quezon City: Central Lawbook Publishing, Co., Inc., 1990);

J.C. Campos and M.L. Campos, Notes & Selected Cases on Insurance Law (Manila: Community Publishers, Inc., 1971).

Academic Appointments
Professor Emerita, College of Law, University of the Philippines (1981-2011);
Professor of Law, College of Law, University of the Philippines (1952-1980);
Benito Lopez Professorial Chair (1974-1978);
Member, Law Research Committee (1970-1980);
Member, Committee of the U.P. Law Center to Draft the Proposed Corporation Code of the Philippines (1972-1983).

Consultants

SUSAN PANCHO-FESTIN
History
Born Manila, Philippines

Education
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (B.S. Computer Science, cum laude), University of the Philippines (1994)
Master of Science in Information Security, (M.Sc. Information Security), Royal Holloway, University of London (1996)
Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science, (Ph.D. in Computer Science), Wolfson College, University of Cambridge (2004)
University of the Philippines Ph.D. Incentive Grant (June-September 2001)
Nippon Electric Corporation Foundation Inc. Ph.D. Fellowship (January 1996-May 2001)

Affiliations
Member, Association for Computing Machinery (2004-present)
Student Member, Association for Computing Machinery (1996-2003)
Member, Philippine IPv6 Forum (2006-present)
Associate Professor, University of the Philippines (July 2005-present)
Assistant Professor, University of the Philippines (June 2002-June 2005)
Research Laboratory Head, Computer Research Security Group
Faculty System Administrator, University of the Philippines (June 2005-June 2006)
Instructor, University of the Philippines (June 1994-May 2002)
Advanced Research Consultant, Global Gateway Ventures Inc. (2007-present)
Technical Consultant, Globe Telecom Inc. (http://www.globe.com.ph) (2004-2008)
Web Programmer (part-time), Applied Information Management Inc. (2003)
Web Programmer (part-time), National Extension College (http://www.nec.ac.uk) (2000)
Web Administrator, Cambridge Filipino Students Society, Cambridge, United Kingdom (1998-2001)
ROWALDO R. DEL MUNDO
History
Registered Electrical Engineer, Professional Regulation Commission, Manila (1985)

Affiliations
College of Engineering, University of the Philippines (Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering)
Energy Engineering Program, College of Engineering, University of the Philippines (Program Coordinator)
U.P. Solar Laboratory, University of the Philippines (Head)
Power Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of the Philippines (Faculty-In-Charge)
National Engineering Center, University of the Philippines (Industrial Research and Project Consultant on Power and Energy Systems)
R.R. del Mundo Engineering Services (Principal Consultant and Electrical Designer)
Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers of the Philippines (Member)
Philippine Solar Energy Society (President)
Pole -Vaulting Strategy Program (Ocean, Solar and Wind Energy) Department of Energy (Vice Chairman, Technical Review Committee)
Technology Transfer for Energy Management Program, Department of Energy (Member, Technical Panel)
Continuing Professional Education, Professional Regulation Commission, Philippines (Panel Member; Representing Academe)
Institute for Climate, Energy and Environment (Non-government organization) (Director)
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of the Philippines (1992-1996) (Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering)
College of Engineering, University of the Philippines (1998-1992) (Lecturer in Electrical Engineering)
UNDP/UNIDO Preventive Maintenance Project, National Engineering Center (1989-1990) (Senior Electrical Engineer)
Power and Energy Systems, Industrial Research Center, University of the Philippines (1988-1989) (Research Assistant)
Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) (1989) (Lecturer in Power System Reliability and Stability)
FRANCIS RICO C. DOMINGO
History
Born San Francisco, California, 1982;

Education
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (B.A.), Dean's Lister, De La Salle University (2004);

Certificate in Management, Asian Institute of Management (2005);

Master of Arts in Intelligence and Security Studies, Brunel University London (2009);

Master of Research in Strategic Studies (with merit), University of Reading (2014).

Professional Experience
Paralegal, Law Firm of R.V. Domingo & Associates (2005-2006);

Associate Managing Director, RVD Business Intelligence Consultancy, Inc. (2006-2008);

Research Analyst, Office of Strategic and Special Studies (OSS) Armed Forces of the Philippines (2009-2010);

Assistant Professorial Lecturer International Studies Department, De La Salle University (2010-2011);

Instructor, International Studies Department, De La Salle University (2011-2012);

Assistant Professor, International Studies Department, De La Salle University (2012 to present [on study leave]);

Professional Affiliations
Member, Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) (2008-present);
Member, Philippine Political Science Association (PPSA) (2010-2013);
Member, Asian Political and International Studies Association (2010-2013);
Member, International Studies Association, Arizona, U.S. (2010-2012);
Member, Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals,Virginia, US (2006-2008);
Member, American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS), Virginia, US (2007-2008);
Member, Royal United Service Institute (RUSI), London, UK (2008-2009)
IGNACIO JOAQUIN C. DOMINGO
History
Born Manila, Philippines, 1986

Education
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Entrepreneurship (BSBA), Dean’s Lister, Center for International Education, British School, Cebu City, Philippines;

Bachelor of Business Administration, Dual Major in International Business and General Management (BBA), Northwood University, Midland, Michigan, U.S.A.;

International Marketing Management Certificate, Business School, University of Applied Sciences, Wolfsburg, Germany (Volkswagen Headquarters);

Executive Master of Management and Leadership, Webster University, Leiden, Kingdom of the Netherlands
ANGELITA L. ORTEGA-CORTEZ
History and Admission to Practice Law
Born in Manila, Philippines Admitted to Philippine BAR (1982)

Education
St. Mary Academy (1971)
College of Education and College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines (1976)
College of Law, University of the Philippines (1981)

Academe
Instructress, High school Department, Maryknoll College Foundation (1978)
Lecturer, English Department, Maryknoll College Foundation (1978)
Lecturer,Persons and Family Relations, Credit Transactions, Partnerships and Agency, College of Law, University of the Philippines (1988)

Professional, Civic and Social Affiliations
Member, Women Legal Circle (WILOCI)
Vice President, Portia Sorority, College of Law University of the Philippines (1980)
President, Society of Law Students, College of Law University of the Philippines (1981)
Legal Assistant SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan Law Office(1982)
Member, National Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL) (1986)
Head, Legal Unit, Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC), (1986)
Associate, SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan Law Office (1987)
Senior Associate, , SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan Law Office (1992)
Assistant Vice President Head, Credit Support Services Department and Corporate Bank Group (CSSD,CBG), Far East Bank and Trust Company (1995)
Vice President, Head of CSSD,CBG, Far East Bank and Trust Company (1997)
Vice President/ Corporate Secretary of Secretary, Executive Committee, Trust Committee, Audit Committee, Management Credit Committee (2000)
Vice President/Legal and Compliance Officer, BPI Capital Corporation (2005)
Director, BPI Securities Corporation (2005)
General Counsel Senior Vice President, BDO Unibank Inc. (2013)
Senior Vice President/ Assistant Corp. Secretary, Legal, BDO Unibank Inc. (Present)