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Farella Braun + Martel Practice Areas, Attorneys Ranked by Chambers USA 2013

May 24, 2013 Announcement

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (May 24, 2013): Farella Braun + Martel LLP announces that Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized six practice areas and named 12 lawyers as leaders in their field in the legal directory’s 2013 edition.

Farella’s Construction practice received a top-tier Band 1 ranking in California, the publication’s highest distinction. The practice is also ranked highly among national Construction practices. Additional practices ranked in California include Farella’s Commercial Litigation, Environmental, Insurance Coverage, Real Estate and White Collar Crime & Government Investigations. Farella lawyers earning a top-tier Band 1 ranking were James Bruen (Environmental), Deborah Ballati (Construction), Charles Sink (Construction) and Doug Young (White Collar Crime).

Farella practices and lawyers ranked in Chambers USA 2013 include:

Construction: Sources say, “They're really an outstanding organization. Really top-notch people.”

Construction: Sources say, “The attorneys were extremely professional and committed to doing the right thing for their client.” Attorneys ranked include Deborah Ballati, Alan Harris, Charles Sink, Jeffrey Sykes and Carl Switzer.
Environmental: Sources say, “One of the best environmental litigation firms that I have dealt with. They performed superbly and I would recommend them without hesitation to anyone.” Attorneys ranked include James Bruen, Robert Hines and Chris Locke.

Insurance (Policy Holder): Sources say, “They are very conscious and aware of client needs and are understanding of our issues.” Attorneys ranked include William Friedrich and Mary McCutcheon.

Litigation (General Commercial): Sources say, “They are strategic, have strong juniors and do well in the courtroom.” Doug Young is ranked.

Litigation (White Collar Crime & Government Investigations): Chambers USA comments, “This San Francisco office is well regarded for its strength representing clients before the SEC and expertise in a wide range of areas such as antitrust, money-laundering and securities-related litigation.”  Doug Young is ranked.

Real Estate: Sources say, “Very personable attorneys who are very knowledgeable about real estate and treat their clients well.” Steven Vettel is ranked.

Chambers USA ranks both law firms and attorneys. Qualities on which the rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by clients.  The rankings are derived from surveys and interviews with in-house counsel.  

Farella Braun + Martel represents clients throughout the United States and abroad in sophisticated business transactions and high-stakes commercial, civil and criminal litigation. Farella lawyers are known for their imaginative legal solutions, dynamism and intellectual creativity. With an unwavering service ethic and interdisciplinary team approach, the firm is committed to advancing clients' objectives in the most effective, coordinated and efficient manner. Founded in 1962, Farella is headquartered in San Francisco and maintains an office in the Napa Valley focused on the wine industry.

Cheryl Loof
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
415.954.4433 / [email protected]

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