Firm

Alumni

Featured Alumni: Randall Wulff

Company/Organization: Randall Wulff, Dispute Resolution
Current Title: Mediator
Years at Farella: 1974 – 2000

What is your fondest memory of your time at Farella?

Fondest memories are probably the occasions when celebrating people who made partner.

How did Farella help you get to where you are today?

I learned many of my mediation skills by taking FBM clients through the process. Also, the firm supported me when I wanted to build a mediation practice, doing less litigation.

What do you like most about what you do in your current job?

While trying cases is a heady mix of competition and theater, settling cases for people in mediation has been more satisfying and feels more socially productive.

What is your proudest accomplishment to date?

Proudest accomplishment is probably my work resolving the property damage claims arising from the tragedy of 9/11. These were the largest claims in the history of the insurance industry by a factor of 4. It took almost 3 years but eventually cleared the financial path for the Freedom Tower that now stands and the healing of downtown NY.

What is the most valuable lesson you learned while at Farella? How has this lesson impacted you post-Farella?

Most valuable lesson and piece of advice—you learn much more by listening than you do talking.

What is your favorite hobby and did you get into it?

Most favorite hobby—now a business—is growing wine grapes in Napa and making wine. We now have 60 acres, annually harvest around 100 tons of fruit and make several award-winning varietal wines with our label, “LOBO,” which of course is Spanish for “wolf.” It all started with Frank Farella, who got me interested in wine.

Firm Highlights

Event

WSJ Pro Cybersecurity Symposium

Tyler Gerking will be speaking at the WSJ Pro Cybersecurity Symposium session, "The Role of Cyber-Insurance." Details: How much should you buy, what does it cover and how does it fit with an overall...

Read More
Publication

New California Housing Laws: AB 68 Accessory Dwelling Units

On January 1, 2020, several housing-related bills recently signed into law by the Governor take effect. We will explain the upcoming changes in housing law through a series of updates. Our first update...

Read More
Publication

End of a Decade - Checklist for California Nonprofits

As 2019 comes to a close, we thought about our customary note to nonprofit officers and directors to take a few moments to confirm that important year-end responsibilities have not been overlooked. But since this...

Read More
Publication

Are Losses Resulting from Phishing Incidents Covered by Crime Policies Insuring Against Computer Fraud?

It is an all-too-common dilemma. As phishing schemes have become more prevalent and more sophisticated, businesses of all sizes have fallen victim to these attacks where a fraudster will use a spoofed email or other...

Read More
Event

PFAS Litigation Conference

Sarah Bell will be speaking at Law Seminars International's PFAS Litigation Conference program, "Lines of Defense" on December 10. Details: Assessing and choosing among the legal options for defending toxic tort, mass tort, and...

Read More
Publication

Is your company covered by California's new privacy law?

Read More
News

Ashley Breakfield Appointed to CREW Network Diversity & Inclusion Task Force

Read More
News

Dan Cohn Named to Jewish Community Federation Board of Directors

Read More
News

Hemp Legal Limbo Challenges Sonoma County's Delta Separations, Other Equipment Makers

Ryan Lowther provided commentary in a North Bay Business Journal article discussing banking and regulatory challenges facing the hemp industry. Read the full article, here .

Read More
Event

Litigating Civil and Criminal Trade Secret Cases: Trends, Best Practices, and Lessons Learned

Trade secret litigation is on the rise, both civil litigation and follow-on criminal prosecution for trade secret theft. Companies are grappling with how to protect their valuable information and minimize risk in their technological...

Read More