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Salary & Insurance

Farella offers a competitive salary. First-year associates receive an annual salary of $205,000; our minimum billable requirement is 1,850 hours. We also provides a full range of medical, dental, vision, life, disability, and other insurance benefits which are effective the first month after joining the firm. Our generous benefits policies apply equally to spouses, registered domestic partners, and dependent children.

Childcare 

Farella offers paid primary and secondary caregiver leave (i.e., gender-neutral maternity and paternity leave). Further, we offer subsidized back-up childcare assistance. Farella also has a plan that allows associates to pay for dependent day care expenses on a pre-tax, salary reduction basis.

Vacation & Associate Sabbatical Program

All associates receive four weeks of vacation each year. After four consecutive years with the firm and billing 7,400 hours, associates are entitled to a four-week paid sabbatical in addition to their vacation time.

Judicial Clerkship

Farella pays judicial clerkship bonuses to those individuals who have completed a clerkship on the federal district or appellate courts, state appellate courts, or United States Supreme Court. Incoming attorneys who have had this type of clerkship experience are usually given one year’s credit for each year of clerking.

Technology Allowances

Farella provides allowances toward the purchase of a personal computer, iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch and other supplies needed for working remotely as well as wireless data fees.

Firm Highlights

Publication

No Three-Year Bar on Copyright Damages (For Now): SCOTUS Issues Opinion in Warner Chappell Music, Inc. et al. v. Sherman Nealy et al.

In a 6-3 majority decision in Warner Chappell Music, Inc. et al. v. Sherman Nealy et al. , the Supreme Court held that the Copyright Act entitles a copyright owner to recover damages for any...

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REFRESH: Loot and Private Foundation Rules – Part 1

Welcome to  EO Radio Show - Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . In this episode, I'm happy to refresh  EO Radio Show  episode 21, the first of our two episodes exploring private foundation rules using the...

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News

City of San Mateo Sued by Nonprofit Over New Housing Plan

Tom Mayhew spoke to CBS News about the lawsuit filed by Housing Action Coalition (HAC) and Farella against the City of San Mateo. The lawsuit challenges the city's recently adopted Housing Element in order to...

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Event

Clean Repowering: How to Capitalize on Fossil Grid Connections to Unlock Clean Energy Growth

Farella’s Linda Gilleran and Chris Rendall-Jackson and Rocky Mountain Institute’s (RMI) Uday Varadarajan are presenting the session “Clean Repowering: How to Capitalize on Fossil Grid Connections to Unlock Clean Energy Growth” at the ACG...

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News

Housing Action Coalition and Farella Braun + Martel File Lawsuit Challenging the City of San Mateo’s Housing Element

Today, the Housing Action Coalition (HAC) and Farella Braun + Martel LLP filed a lawsuit against the City of San Mateo, challenging its recently adopted Housing Element in order to make the city comply with...

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REFRESH: Loot and Private Foundation Rules – Part 2

Welcome to  EO Radio Show - Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . In this episode, I refresh  EO Radio Show  episode 22, the second of our two episodes exploring private foundation rules using commentary on the...

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News

San Mateo signed off on its housing element this week. It's already facing a lawsuit.

Farella's Tom Mayhew, CJ Higley, Daniel Contreras, Vanessa Ing, and Alyssa Netto were mentioned in the Daily Journal article "San Mateo signed off on its housing element this week. It's already facing a lawsuit."...

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News

Special-Servicer Work Heats Up, Revealing CMBS Tensions

Restructuring, insolvency, and creditors rights partner Gary Kaplan provided expert commentary in the Law360 Real Estate Authority article "Special-Servicer Work Heats Up, Revealing CMBS Tensions." In the article, Gary noted that there is usually...

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Event

21st Annual Stanford Digital Economy Best Practices Conference

Erik Olson is speaking at the 21st Annual Stanford Digital Economy Best Practices Conference for the session "Track A: Content Moderation." To register for the event, please click  here .

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Publication

A New Overtime Threshold Takes Effect in Mere Weeks: HR Should Assess Its Impact Now

On April 23, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its final rule increasing the minimum pay requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for various exempt “white-collar” employee categories beginning on...

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