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. We can honestly say that few attorneys leave Farella for another private practice law firm.

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.

Community

We support the communities in which we live and work.

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Diversity + Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion is a Farella core value.

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Firm Highlights

Publication

How a Robot Named 'Tappy' Could Cripple Huawei

In the ongoing confrontation between the U.S. government and Chinese telecom giant Huawei, a civil trade secret dispute between two companies that might have resolved without much fanfare in previous years has grown into...

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Bay Area Opportunity Zones 2.0

On the heels of recently released regulation by the US government, we dive back into the state of OZs in the Bay Area. What You'll Learn What are the most important takeaways from the...

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Statement on Criminal Justice Reform

Bill Keane is an editor of the Statement on Criminal Justice Reform published by the American College of Trial Lawyers. Bill is an ACTL fellow and chairs the Federal Criminal Procedure Committee. Link to...

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The Huawei Trade Secrets Prosecution and What It Means for Business

by Jessica K. Nall and Janice W. Reicher [1] As the world watches the political and legal battles between the U.S. government and Chinese telecom giant Huawei unfold in the headlines, many are asking...

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Event

Women in Cleantech & Sustainability

Lysondra Ludwig will speak at the WCS Talks - a full day TED-Style event and startup pitch competition hosted by Google.

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Complex Civil Litigation Symposium

Doug Dexter is a member of the planning committee for the 2019 Complex Civil Litigation Symposium.

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News

Farella Braun + Martel’s Mark Petersen Named President of Meals on Wheels San Francisco Board of Directors

SAN FRANCISCO, July 16, 2019: Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce that Partner Mark D. Petersen was named president of the Meals on Wheels San Francisco Board of Directors for a one-year...

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Farella Braun + Martel Named Best Law Firm in Spirited Magazine’s BEST Of Reader Poll

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Farella Recognized in Chambers High Net Worth Guide for Private Wealth Law in Northern California

SAN FRANCISCO, July 16, 2019: Farella Braun + Martel’s Private Client Practice is again honored in the Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) guide as a leading firm in the Private Wealth Law category for...

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Employers Have Less Than Six Months Left to Complete New Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training

If you have not yet made arrangements to comply with the new California sexual harassment training requirements, now is the time to put those plans in place. Under a new law that took effect...

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