Biography

Charity Van Dyke is a senior litigation paralegal at Farella Braun + Martel with a practice emphasis in insurance coverage and white collar crime. She works on all phases of litigation, from client interviews, discovery, depositions to trial preparation.

Charity's primary practice is insurance coverage, where she works on insurance policy archeology, drafting coverage charts, and insurance policy analyses. In many cases, she is involved with tendering to insurance companies for recovery of claims. She assists clients to secure and preserve old and current insurance policies in electronic databases accessible to them and co-counsels.

She is also a member of the white collar crime practice, where she works on litigation defending individuals in securities fraud actions. She has experience interviewing clients, working with the SEC and U.S. Attorney's Office, discovery, and trial.

Charity assists with internal department training, serves as a mentor, and supervises other paralegals and case clerks. She has spoken on the topic of deposition preparation.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • San Francisco Paralegal Association

Firm Highlights

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Strategies for Protecting Suppliers & Customers of Insolvent or Bankrupt Companies (Webinar)

Gary Kaplan and Janice Reicher will present the program "Strategies for Protecting Suppliers & Customers of Insolvent or Bankrupt Companies" to the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) San Francisco Bay Area Chapter. Overview: As a...

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New Screening Levels for Key PFAS Chemicals Will Spur Regulatory Action at Contaminated Sites

In support of the State Water Resources Control Board’s (State Board) efforts to investigate and evaluate the public health effects of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), the San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board...

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EPA Narrows States’ Veto Power Over Infrastructure Projects

Environmental Law Partner Sarah Bell spoke to Bloomberg Law about EPA rule (RIN: 2040-AF86 ), which aims to discourage coastal states from relying on part of the Clean Water Act to block fossil fuel...

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Hot Topics Facing Nonprofit Organizations and Their Advisors in 2020 (Webinar)

Join speakers, Cynthia Rowland and Matt Lewis, for a discussion of current issues nonprofit organizations and their advisors are facing this year. Cynthia and Matt will cover: About that nest egg—when nonprofits can, and can’t...

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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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What Retailers Need to Know About California’s Price-Gouging Laws

Pandemic-related price spikes in consumer goods have attracted the attention of both government enforcers and private plaintiff. In California, Attorney General Xavier Becerra has issued two admonitions against price gouging – one focused on online retail platforms...

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New EPA Clean Water Act Rule Attempts to Streamline Permitting Process

Earlier this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized the “Clean Water Act Section 401 Certification Rule” (Rule). The Rule comes with significant procedural and substantive changes to the certification process for infrastructure projects. Under...

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Permitting Utility-Scale Battery Energy Storage Projects: Lessons From California

The increasing mandates and incentives for the rapid deployment of energy storage are resulting in a boom in the deployment of utility-scale battery energy storage systems (BESS). In the first installment of our series...

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Dan Cohn Named to American Friends of Tel Aviv University Board of Directors

SAN FRANCISCO, May 26, 2020: Farella Braun + Martel Partner Daniel E. Cohn was elected to the American Friends of Tel Aviv University (AFTAU) Board of Directors. AFTAU is a nonprofit organization that raises...

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Winston Liaw Selected as 2020 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Pathfinder

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