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.

Memberships and Affiliations

  •  Future of the Profession Task Force, California Lawyers Association

Firm Highlights

News

Farella Advises 10x Genomics on Purchase of Retail Center Site

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel represented Pleasanton-based biotech company 10x Genomics in its purchase of a 14.6-acre former shopping center site in Pleasanton at 1701 Springdale Ave., where it plans to...

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Nevada Links Wins Summary Judgment Motion in Case Brought by United States

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel successfully defended Nevada Links, Inc., the owner of a championship golf course in Las Vegas, Nevada, in a $100 million lawsuit brought by the United States...

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Bisnow Digital Summit: California Opportunity Zones Update

Julie Treppa will be speaking at Bisnow's Digital Summit: California Opportunity Zones Update virtual program, "An Update on Opportunity Zones Today." Details: How will the Biden administration change the OZ program? Did the pandemic sideline...

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Cannabis and Hemp-Derived Products Subject to New Proposition 65 Warning Requirements in California

California’s regulatory framework for cannabis and hemp-derived products, including CBD, continues to evolve, most recently via updated Proposition 65 warning requirements that came into full effect Jan. 3, 2021. As of that date, anyone...

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Jeffrey Hamilton Named a 2021 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow

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7th Annual Women in Cleantech & Sustainability

Linda Sobczynski is a featured panelist at the 7th Annual Women in Cleantech & Sustainability Talks virtual program, "Marine Plastic Pollution: How Global Extended Producer Responsibility Can Help." Details: A virtual TED-style event featuring the...

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17th Annual Western Boot Camp on Environmental Law

Linda Sobczynski is a featured panelist at the 17th Annual Western Boot Camp on Environmental Law virtual program. Details: Join us for a stimulating three-day immersion in environmental law at Western Boot Camp. Designed for new...

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Pandemic Restriction Challenges Face Uphill Battle in California

On Dec.16, 2020, in Midway Venture LLC v. County of San Diego, the San Diego Superior Court preliminarily enjoined enforcement of two COVID-19-related California public health restrictions as applied to two adult entertainment businesses...

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New Round of PPP Loans: What Nonprofits Need to Know

Matt Lewis and Julie Treppa discuss "New Round of PPP Loans: What Nonprofits Need to Know."  The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a lifeline for nonprofits and other businesses that are struggling to survive during...

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Data Center Business Deals Gone Bad, and the Risks of the “Known in the Industry” Defense

Exploring business partnerships often involves or even requires sharing highly confidential and even trade secret information. The data center industry is no exception, and its participants have in recent years faced litigation focused around...

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