SAN FRANCISCO, January 23, 2017: Farella Braun + Martel LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Thomas B. Mayhew was named President of the Northern California Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL) for 2017.
The organization was developed in 1973 to develop a forum for the discussion of business trials and to promote communication between the bench and bar in California. The Northern California Chapter, with 2,000 members, is the largest of the five chapters. It annually hosts six educational dinner programs, an Annual Networking Event for attorneys with 10 years or less of law practice experience, and with the other chapters co-hosts a multi-day Annual Seminar.
A trial lawyer, Mayhew represents both plaintiffs and defendants from the Bay Area's leading industries in cases involving breach of contract, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, and other business torts. He has significant class action experience, litigating more than 20 class actions including claims of false advertising, corporate breach of fiduciary duty, and federal securities law.
Mayhew serves as chair of Farella’s Business Litigation practice. He clerked for Judge David Levi of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, and Judge William W. Schwarzer of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, sitting by designation on the Third Circuit and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals. He earned his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.
Farella Braun + Martel represents clients throughout the United States and abroad in sophisticated business transactions and complex commercial, civil and criminal litigation. Farella lawyers are known for their imaginative legal solutions to today’s business challenges, dynamism and intellectual creativity. With an unwavering service ethic and interdisciplinary team approach, the firm is committed to advancing clients' objectives in the most effective, coordinated and efficient manner. Founded in 1962, the firm is headquartered in San Francisco and maintains an office in the Napa Valley focused on the wine industry.
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