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Salary & Insurance

Farella offers a competitive salary. First year associates receive an annual salary of $180,000; 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 for the purchase of a home computer, a smart phone, and wireless data fees.

Firm Highlights

News

What’s Ahead for California Wine Industry With Laws and Regulations - Q&A

More than wine, area lawyers specializing in the wine business have been forced in the past year to take on a number of critical issues. That includes regulations that were put in place to help...

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The FASTER Act: What Companies Need To Know About the New Food Allergy Law

While the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research Act (FASTER Act) only makes a minor change to add sesame as a major food allergen, it signals the government’s intent to closely examine food...

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NCRC Applauds Administration’s Announced Move To Rescind Disastrous Trump-Era CRA Rule Changes

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced it will propose to rescind its controversial Trump-era rules weakening the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and work with other banking regulators to adopt a clear, strong...

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SCOTUS Copyright Fair Use Decision: Google vs. Oracle Recap and Takeaways

Eugene Mar and Erik Olson discuss "SCOTUS Copyright Fair Use Decision: Google vs. Oracle Recap and Takeaways." After more than a decade of litigation that included multiple trials and appeals, the Supreme Court of...

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Event

The Cannabis Cultivar Conundrum: Best Practices to Document and Protect Cannabis Genetics

Jeff Hamilton is moderating the Bar Association of San Francisco Cannabis Law Section program "The Cannabis Cultivar Conundrum: Best Practices to Document and Protect Cannabis Genetics" featuring  Dale C. Hunt, Ph.D., JD , Founder &...

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Natural Resource Damages Conference

Sarah Bell is a program co-chair of Law Seminars International's 14th Annual Advanced Conference on Litigating Natural Resource Damages Santa Fe and will speak at the August 12 session "Sources of NRD Claims and the...

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Publication

Fire Season Preparedness: What Wineries Should Do Now - Video

Farella's Quinn Arntsen and MaryJo Lopez with guest speaker Christopher Thompson of Napa Communities Firewise Foundation discuss "Fire Season Preparedness: What Wineries Should Do Now." California is at the start of another dry year...

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Cannabis Practice Creates Ethical Traps, Conflicts for Lawyers

Ryan Lowther was quoted in the Bloomberg Law article, "Cannabis Practice Creates Ethical Traps, Conflicts for Lawyers."   Read the full article here .

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Eviction Moratoriums and Commercial Leasing: Current Issues

Farella's Tony Schoenberg and Jonah Trotz with guest speakers Marsha Ramsey and Margaret Duskin of Cushman & Wakefield discuss "Eviction Moratoriums and Commercial Leasing: Current Issues." The pandemic has had wide ranging impacts on...

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Four Farella Intellectual Property Partners Named 2021 IP Stars; Firm Recommended for Patent Litigation

Farella Braun + Martel’s James L. Day , Jeffrey M. Fisher , Eugene Mar , and Stephanie P. Skaff  have been named IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property in its 2021 guide to the...

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