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

News

Farella COVID-19 Update: A Message From the Managing Partner

To our clients, alumni and friends, During these unsettling times, Farella Braun + Martel is focused on protecting the health and safety of our firm members, clients, and communities and doing our part to...

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Insurers Brace for Coronavirus Hit to ‘Event Driven’ D&O Line

Mary McCutcheon was quote in the Claims Journal article,"Insurers Brace for Coronavirus Hit to ‘Event Driven’ D&O Line." Link to read the full article .

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Daily Journal Names Farella Lawyers Among Top IP Lawyers in California

Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that partners Jeffrey M. Fisher and James L. Day were named to the 2020 list of “Top Intellectual Property Lawyers” in California by the Daily Journal...

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Event

Advising Businesses and Practicing Law During COVID-19

Rebecca Stephens is speaking on employment law issues on the Barristers Club of The Bar Association of San Francisco live webinar, "Advising Businesses and Practicing Law During COVID-19." Details: A comprehensive, one-stop shop CLE on the...

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Publication

Impacts of Recent PTAB Precedential Opinions Addressing Its Discretion to Reject Petitions for Review of Issued Patents

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) recently designated two more opinions as “precedential” dealing with its discretion to reject petitions for inter partes review (IPR) or similar post-grant reviews. Under 35 U.S.C. § 325(d...

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Event

Berkeley Boosts Shorts: Financial Crises and Insurance

In light of the coronavirus crisis and its impact on work and financial markets, Berkeley Law will be hosting short, live daily video interviews with leading voices from law and business. Farella's Tyler Gerking...

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Trademark Office Deadlines and Coronavirus-Related Delays

With all of the business interruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, many worldwide trademark offices have taken steps to recognize the issues caused by the crisis. The offices in which applicants from the U.S...

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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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Publication

Tax Relief in Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak

In order to combat the adverse economic effects in which many individuals and businesses are experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, the federal government and the State of California will provide tax...

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Publication

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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