Careers

Attorneys

At Farella, we recognize that the individuality and diversity of our legal professionals are key assets in serving our clients’ needs and retaining their business. And like our clients, we value attributes such as enthusiasm, character, and high ethical standards. In fact, these are core qualities in all the individuals who come to work with us—and in all those with whom you will work!

The Farella Model

Farella’s model is one of uncompromising excellence and integrity. Our career-building platform presents a unique opportunity that many larger law firms cannot offer. Whether as a lateral attorney, summer clerk, or first-year associate, joining the Farella family of lawyers means that you will be surrounded by people who want the best for you and will work diligently to ensure that you are acknowledged and rewarded along the way and at each critical juncture.

Professionals who work well in small teams, appreciate face-to-face interactions with clients and peers, are open to learning, and are willing to take on leadership roles—in the firm, the profession, and the community—will be successful at Farella. This is our commitment to you: We will support you in achieving both personal satisfaction and professional accomplishment.

You have day-to-day access to lead partners, decision makers, team members, and professional support staff. In addition, Farella’s hands-on approach to training lawyers in both legal substance and client development stands high above most Northern California law firms, making it a hallmark of our practice and the number one reason our lawyer turnover is low. 

Seeking Problem Solvers

Lawyers who work at Farella are willing to work creatively to solve problems. We are not looking for another cog in the wheel, or to stick you in your office doing busy work. We provide early responsibility and often ask associates to perform at levels above what might be typical for their years’ experience. You’ll have ample opportunity to stretch your skills and development, working on lean teams and interacting directly with the partner in charge of each matter.

Laterals and recruits add to the fabric of our firm. They must enjoy being around people and contributing to the resolution of a litigation matter or the closing of a deal. As a firm, we are inclusive and expansive, internally and externally. Our clients range from technology start-ups and established corporations with sophisticated deals and problems to wineries and cannabis enterprises with unique regulatory issues, and to financial institutions, high net worth individuals, and more.

If you are looking for a firm committed to training and promoting the best attorneys in a collegial and supportive environment, Farella Braun + Martel is the place for you.

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Community

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Diversity + Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion is a Farella core value.

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Firm Highlights

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Legal Ethics in a Hybrid Work Environment

Sarah Bell is speaking at the ethics plenary session "Legal Ethics in a Hybrid Work Environment" at the ABA's 2023 Environmental & Energy, Mass Torts, and Products Liability Litigation Committees’ Joint Regional CLE Program. Session Overview: Post-COVID, we now...

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3 Keys to Succession Planning, According to People Who Do It

Brian Donnelly spoke to Law.com Pro Mid-Market for the article "3 Keys to Succession Planning, According to People Who Do It." Read the full article here (subscription required).

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Kelly Matayoshi Receives 2022 Barristers Diversity Award

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Nonprofit Basics: Supporting Organizations - Part 1

Welcome to EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . This episode is the first of two parts that discuss the definition of supporting organizations as a special type of public charity. All...

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Farella Braun + Martel Earns 2023 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" Rankings

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Nonprofit Basics: Supporting Organizations Part 2 - Orientation for Understanding Type III Supporting Organizations

Welcome to EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource .  Episode 24 is the second of two parts that discuss supporting organizations as a special type of public charity. All supporting organizations must...

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California Extends Presumption of COVID-19 as Workers’ Compensation Injury and Modifies Notice Requirements for Potential Exposure

In addition to AB 152 extending COVID-19 leave through December 31, 2022 , Governor Gavin Newsom has also signed into law two other COVID-related bills—AB 1751 and AB 2693—affecting employers’ policies regarding employees who...

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Plastics and Recyclability Claims

Elisabeth Dorsi is moderating the plenary session "Plastics and Recyclability Claims" at the ABA’s 2023 Environmental & Energy, Mass Torts, and Products Liability Litigation Committees’ Joint Regional CLE Program. Session Overview: This panel will discuss the...

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Regulatory and Litigation Risks From California’s New Recycling Laws

California is a leader on plastics reduction, passing legislation regulating recyclability and sustainability claims, promoting the use of recycled materials, and preventing plastics pollution. In particular, two new laws require manufacturers to carefully evaluate...

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Farella Receives American Antitrust Institute 2022 Antitrust Enforcement Award

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that it has received a 2022 Antitrust Enforcement Award for “Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Private Law Practice” from the American Antitrust...

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