Careers

Attorneys

Why Choose Farella Braun + Martel?

Attorneys join Farella for:

  • Our collegial and supportive environment
  • Our unique approach to law, which promotes early work experiences and client contact
  • Our training and mentoring programs, which facilitate career development and advancement
  • Our commitment to diversity and community service

We believe that Farella is unique. Given our mid-level size and lean staffing model, attorneys who join us at mid to senior levels often find that they are provided with more responsibility and opportunities than they had received previously. We offer the training and mentoring opportunities to help lateral attorneys develop their careers and prepare to become partners.

If you are interested in working on highly complex legal matters and learning from some of the best attorneys in the Bay Area, consider a career at Farella.

“Before coming to Farella Braun + Martel, I worked at a large firm with offices all over the world. I moved to Farella when it became apparent that associates at my prior firm didn't get to argue motions, take depositions, or do any of the things that make litigating fun. The move has been nothing but positive. Within two months of coming to Farella, I had argued my first motion. Since then, I've argued several motions, taken and defended depositions, conducted mediations, and argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. I work with some of the smartest lawyers I've ever met, and feel like I'm part of a team on every case. I've gotten litigation experience here I never would have gotten at my old firm, and those experiences have been invaluable in developing my skills as a lawyer. And I enjoy my colleagues; Farella doesn't seem to have the big egos that can make an associate's life difficult. The partners I work with treat me as a colleague, and that makes all the difference in my work environment.”

“Farella occupies a unique spot in an industry that is increasingly dominated by large, factory-like law firms. Farella does the same caliber of case as the "big law firms" and many times we find ourselves opposing those firms. But instead of offering a work place in which colleagues are viewed with suspicion or hostility, Farella offers an environment that is built on professionalism, respect, collaboration, mentoring, trust and friendship. Farella retains the virtue of "collegiality," a feature of private law firms that I had come to believe was extinct. Collegiality is not just healthier, it actually makes for better business. We take pride in our profession and our institution. We are enthusiastic about our work and more sensitive to client needs. As a result, we consistently achieve excellent results, have the respect of the bar and have the repeat business of long-standing firm clients.”

“Although my previous firm had great clients and interesting work, I was always one of a cast of thousands working on a case. At Farella Braun + Martel, the minute I stepped in the door, I was offered more substantive opportunities and I got more experience in my first year here than in the first three of my career at a larger firm. And the cases and clients were all top-notch and interesting.”

Firm Highlights

Publication

Treasury Grants Relief to Opportunity Zone Investors in Light of Coronavirus Pandemic

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created opportunity zones as an economic development tool to stimulate investments in distressed communities. This tool extends tax advantages to investors in qualified opportunity funds, provided compliance with...

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News

City of Morgan Hill Defeats NRA Challenge, Secures Victory for Local Gun Safety Law

SAN FRANCISCO, August 5, 2020: Farella Braun + Martel, as co-counsel with Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, successfully defended the City of Morgan Hill in a lawsuit challenging its local ordinance requiring...

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Breaking up the Patent Monopoly for the Benefit of Batteries

The patent monopoly is at odds with the global need for battery storage technology. As the world mobilizes towards climate change solutions, companies with battery patents will face increasing pressure to share this critical...

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Event

7th Annual Partner Compensation One-Day Workshop

Brian Donnelly is presenting the case study session, "Managing Partner Performance" at Fairfax Associates' 7th Annual Partner Compensation One-Day Workshop. Click here for more information.

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Event

LSI’s 13th Annual Santa Fe Conference on Litigating Natural Resource Damages

Don Sobelman will be speaking at LSI’s 13th Annual Santa Fe Conference on Litigating Natural Resource Damages live webinar, "Common Law Claims for Natural Resource Damages." Details: Marching into the void resulting from lack...

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News

Farella Defeats Builder's Risk Insurer's Defense in Lawsuit Brought on Behalf of Webcor-Obayashi Joint Venture

SAN FRANCISCO, August 5, 2020: Farella Braun + Martel has obtained a favorable ruling from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granting partial summary motion and clarifying a legal doctrine...

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News

Farella’s Raymond Sheen Elected Fellow of American College of Coverage Counsel

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How Grape Growers Can Protect Their Interests When a Winery Approaches Insolvency

A lot goes into the making of great wine, and when a winery becomes financially unstable, there are multiple competing interests that need to be satisfied, including the banks that provide the winery with...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Insights and Resources

The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing disruption throughout the US that we have not seen in generations. Governmental entities, academia, and the private sector are working diligently to contain COVID-19 while it...

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Event

LSI's PFAS Contamination and Regulation in California Virtual Conference

Sarah Bell will be speaking at LSI's virtual conference on PFAS Contamination and Regulation in California live webinar, "PFAS and Hazardous Materials Cleanup Laws." Details: CWA violations, CERCLA designations, and NRD claims as potential game...

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