Biography

Claire Johnson represents individuals who are the subject of either internal or government investigations into a range of high-stakes allegations. Claire specializes in data breach and financial services investigations. 

She also maintains an active civil litigation practice, including healthcare antitrust, false advertising class actions, complex contractual disputes, and constitutional tax matters. She handles both dispositive and discovery motions.

Finally, Claire maintains an active pro bono practice, including the recent expungement of the criminal records of trafficking victims. 

Claire is distinguished by her approach to client service. Prior to studying law, Claire spent three years working as a congressional aide, where she developed a deep background in overcoming legal and bureaucratic hurdles for constituents. She is committed to serving her clients as a counselor, problem-solver and advocate in unique and difficult situations.

Before joining Farella, Ms. Johnson interned with both the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York and the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.

Firm Highlights

News

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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Farella Advises on Sale of Diamond Creek Winery to Maison Louis Roederer

SAN FRANCISCO/ST. HELENA, March 16, 2020: Farella Braun + Martel represented the family of the late Boots Brounstein on the sale of their Diamond Creek Winery in Calistoga, Calf. to French Champagne producer Maison...

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Publication

CARES Act Money for Wineries?

Beginning tomorrow morning, April 3 rd , the Small Business Administration will begin accepting applications for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans under the new CARES Act. Amid the flurry of news, small winery owners may...

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Publication

Updated California Shelter-In-Place Orders Include New Requirement for Social Distancing Protocol

Several California counties updated their Shelter-In-Place orders to extend the compliance period and to further define and restrict essential business activities. An overview of the new restriction was published by Farella here . One...

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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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News

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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Publication

Wine Businesses, Lenders, and Difficult Conversations

The COVID-19 pandemic and public health efforts to combat it will impact different wine businesses in different ways.  Those that depend on on-premise and direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales, such as restaurant, hospitality, and tasting room...

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Publication

CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program Summary (Updated)

On Friday, March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) was signed into law (the full 880-page text of the CARES Act passed by the Senate is available here...

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Publication

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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