Business Litigation

Appellate Litigation

“Appellate work is most assuredly not the recycling of trial level points and authorities. Of course, the orientation of trial work and appellate work is obviously different, but that is only the beginning of the differences that come immediately to mind. * * * [A]ppellate practice entails rigorous original work in its own right.”

In Re Marriage of Shaban, 88 Cal. App. 4th 398, 408-409 (2001)

For more than 50 years, clients around the country have sought out Farella Braun + Martel to handle their writs and appeals or submit amicus curiae briefs on their behalf. Our clients know that Farella’s appellate lawyers have extensive experience in navigating the appellate courts and can use their profound understanding of appellate practice and procedure, as well as their fresh perspective and honed ability to craft the right arguments for an appellate court, to maximize the chances for a favorable outcome on appeal.

The depth of Farella’s appellate experience offers clients a substantial resource when faced with complex legal issues. We have successfully briefed and argued appeals in courts at every level, including the United States Supreme Court and every circuit of the United States Court of Appeals, and are especially active in the Ninth Circuit and the California appellate courts. We have had a leading role in developing the law in many areas, including intellectual property, constitutional law, antitrust, federal preemption and complex business litigation. Farella’s experienced appellate lawyers also frequently consult on trial strategy, formulate and draft dispositive motions, assist trial counsel in preserving and developing issues for appellate review, and prepare post-trial motions in anticipation of appeal.

Our team has distinguished appellate credentials, and includes fellows in the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers, former law clerks to Federal Circuit Court judges and the California Courts of Appeal, and attorneys who worked as appellate attorneys for the Department of Justice.

Firm Highlights

News

Linda Sobczynski Accepted Into 2019 Clean Energy Leadership Institute Fellowship Program

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Ninth Circuit Asks the California Supreme Court to Interpret the Scope of Personal Injury Coverage

On January 15, 2019, the Ninth Circuit certified the following question to the California Supreme Court: Does a commercial liability policy that covers “personal injury,” defined as “injury… arising out of… [o]ral or written...

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Farella Braun + Martel Wins Benchmark Litigation 2019 San Francisco Firm of the Year Award

SAN FRANCISCO, March 15, 2019: Farella Braun + Martel announces it has been named “San Francisco Firm of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation . Farella Partner Douglas Young accepted the award on behalf of...

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CBD in Foods and Beverages? Not Quite Yet

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Emerging Contaminants: Coming to an NRD Site Near You!

What Are Emerging Contaminants? Emerging contaminants are chemicals in the environment for which the health risks—both human and ecological—remain unknown. They are also sometimes called contaminants of emerging concern, since the chemicals, or products...

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Event

Advancing the Careers of Women in the Environmental Practice: Obstacles & Opportunities

Sandra Edwards, Speaker, Advancing the Careers of Women in the Environmental Practice: Obstacles & Opportunities Join ELI-WELL for an inclusive conversation with women leaders in the environmental practice, exploring the unique challenges and opportunities women...

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The Uncertain Future of California’s Vehicle Emission Standards

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Prior Litigation Can Impact Coverage in Future Disputes

GlobeSt.com March 6, 2019 "Prior Litigation Can Impact Coverage in Future Disputes" Insurance Recovery Senior Associate Shanti Eagle discusses how positions taken by insureds in prior litigation can impact or foreclose coverage in subsequent disputes...

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CWA Regulation of Discharges to Groundwater: Permitting Uncertainty in Light of Circuit Court Split

Sarah Bell will speak on the Strafford live webinar, "CWA Regulation of Discharges to Groundwater: Permitting Uncertainty in Light of Circuit Court Split." This CLE webinar will discuss the "indirect discharge" theory of Clean...

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Identifying and Preparing Expert Witnesses for Trial

How do you identify the key experts you need for trial? Once you have them, what are the best practices for preparing them for trial? How do these practices vary depending on your venue, and...

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