Firm

Diversity, Equality + Inclusion Committee

Opening Doors and Driving Success

Farella’s Talent Initiative’s goals include retaining and advancing more high-potential women and diverse associates to partnership and future internal and external leadership roles. It creates an environment in which organic sponsor relationships (not just mentorship) can grow and develop. The Talent Initiative is bespoke to Farella and our culture and leverages a supporting cast of firm leaders to promote relationships and a greater understanding of how Farella’s business is run. The supporting cast includes Industry Group Leaders, Practice Area Leaders, Department Chairs, mentoring circle leaders, Dave Bruns (client services leader), and Sarah Good (DEI leader). On occasion the supporting cast includes client in-house counsel. These relationships among senior firm leaders (both attorneys and staff) and Initiative participants cement the glue that makes Farella unique and successful.

The Initiative’s focus is on our women and diverse associates, and provides a clear demonstrative to recruits that Farella has a firmwide structure in place to support and promote individual lawyer success. In its first two years, 70% of the Talent Initiative alumni eligible for partnership have been elevated to partner, and most lead litigation and deal teams, industry group initiatives, and firmwide committees.

Firm Highlights

Publication

Failures Are Valuable IP: Protect Your Startup’s Negative Trade Secrets

Technology companies and start-ups are familiar with protecting inventions with patents, and protecting their secret formulas, source code, and algorithms as trade secrets. But tech companies may not be aware of another powerful form of...

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News

Farella Braun + Martel Announces 2023 New Partner Class

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Publication

Nonprofit Basics: What You Need To Know About Expenditure Responsibility

Welcome to EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . Have you ever heard the phrase, “you’ll have to exercise expenditure responsibility as a condition for giving or receiving a grant,” and then...

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News

Farella Braun + Martel Partner Sarah Good Appointed to California State Bar Board of Trustees

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News

PNC Scores a Win in Battle With USAA Over Mobile Check Deposit Patents

Eugene Mar, intellectual property litigation partner and chair of the Technology Industry Group, spoke to Amerian Banker for the article "PNC Scores a Win in Battle With USAA Over Mobile Check Deposit Patents." "My...

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California Attorney General Announces Enforcement Sweep of Mobile Applications

Shortly before Privacy Day, California Attorney General (Cal AG) Rob Bonta  announced  a California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) enforcement sweep that targeted mobile applications. The sweep focused on popular apps in the retail, travel...

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Event

Bisnow: East Bay State of the Market

CJ Higley will moderate the panel "Tenant Activity, Creative Deal Structures, and Smart Investments Opportunities & Meeting Never-Ending Demand for Industrial Space" at Bisnow's annual “East Bay State of the Market" event. Click  here  for more information...

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California’s New Pay Transparency Law

Welcome to EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . Every January brings a slew of new laws that take effect at the federal and state level, and it seems that there are...

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Event

San Francisco’s Downtown: What Does the Future Hold?

Join us in person with Farella's CJ Higley with guest speakers, Marc Babsin with Emerald Fund, Jim Hakes with Handel Architects, and Anne Taupier with San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development, at...

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Wage Transparency: Current and Future Requirements for Employers

Holly Sutton is speaking at the session "Wage Transparency: Current and Future Requirements for Employers" at HR West's 2023 conference. Session Overview: The session will address the current wage transparency posting and reporting requirements for California employers and related...

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