How to Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript and a writing sample to:

Alexis Fox
Attorney Recruiting Manager
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
235 Montgomery Street, 17 Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104

Direct Dial: 415.954.4753
Fax: 415.954.4480

You may also submit your application online

Farella Braun + Martel LLP is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified employees or applicants for each position without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran's status, disability or any factor prohibited by federal, state or local law.

Current Openings


    Farella Braun + Martel LLP is considered the premier law firm in the wine industry.  From our offices in St. Helena in the heart of the Napa Valley and in San Francisco, the firm offers clients the resources of a large, urban law firm with the specialized knowledge, approach and contacts of a local practice.  We are seeking an associate or more experienced attorney for our wine industry practice.  The applicant could initially work from either our St. Helena or San Francisco office but in either case would be expected to spend substantial time in Napa Valley and ultimately reside there.  The ideal candidate will have a strong commercial background and experience with corporate and/or real estate transactions, land use or real estate  development.  Prior experience in, or connections to, the wine industry is helpful, but not required, as the new hire would be expected to be committed to the wine industry and dedicated to being part of our broadly focused wine practice.   


    Farella Braun + Martel is currently looking for an Environmental Litigation Associate with 3 to 5 years of experience. The ideal candidate should have strong litigation skills and experience commensurate with their level, and a demonstrated interest in environmental practice.


    Farella Braun + Martel LLP seeks a skilled and highly qualified associate with 3 to 4 years of intellectual property litigation experience to join its practice.  The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate, masters degree or work experience in Electrical Engineering and/or Computer Science, as well as previous intellectual property litigation experience.  The candidate should have a high level of academic achievement from a highly ranked law school, strong legal writing skills and experience with patent litigation matters.


    Farella Braun + Martel LLP is looking for a Tax Associate with a broad based tax practice, ideally with 2-3 years of experience.  The candidate must have an LLM.


    Farella Braun + Martel LLP seeks a skilled and highly qualified associate with 3 to 6 years of experience to join its white collar crime practice. The candidate should have a high level of academic achievement from a highly ranked law school, strong legal writing skills and solid white collar criminal/government experience. Candidates with experience in local offices of the SEC or USAO highly preferred.


    Farella Braun + Martel seeks lateral business transaction partners for our San Francisco office with the ability to bring and manage an established book of business. The opportunity is available to partners at all seniority levels.  Junior partners with growing practices and who wish to have greater autonomy than larger firms offer will be strongly considered.  The ideal candidate will have experience working with a range of clients from closely held family businesses to large and complex business enterprises.  A successful candidate will have an entrepreneurial approach to the practice of law and will demonstrate a desire and commitment to developing new business and expanding the firm’s relationships with existing clients.  Candidates should be comfortable working in teams and contributing to the firm’s business development initiatives and industry groups.  A non-exclusive list of such groups includes those serving the technology, renewable energy, real estate, wine, cannabis and food and beverage industries.


    Farella Braun + Martel  is seeking one or more lateral transactional partners with wine industry experience, whether that experience is focused on transactional matters, real estate and land use and/or estates and trusts.  Our wine industry practice emphasizes all of these areas and all are a part of our full service offering.  A commitment to the wine industry and a desire to be a part of a growing team is more important to us than a particular legal skill set.  While our wine industry practice is centered in our St. Helena office, an appropriate candidate could be a primary resident of either of our offices, but would be expected to spend significant time in both locations.