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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

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Basics of Impact Investing: A Conversation About Investment Policies and Evaluation Metrics For ESG Investors

Welcome to EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . In this episode, we address the fiduciary duty of a nonprofit board when setting its investment policies and how to think about impact...

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Employee Data under the CCPA: Expiration of Employer Exemptions Requires Compliance as of January 1, 2023

Since the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) was passed in 2018, employers have been watching carefully to see how the law will apply to data collected and maintained about their employees. Up until now, ...

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News

Lawyers on the Fast Track: Aviva Gilbert and Janice Reicher

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William Keane Elected Regent of the American College of Trial Lawyers

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2022 Wildlife & Permitting Symposium

David Lazerwitz will present at the Burns & McDonnell "2022 Wildlife & Permitting Symposium."

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California AG Signals Enforcement of the Global Privacy Control Under the CCPA

As companies prepare for the provisions of the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”) to come into effect in January 2023, California Office of Attorney General (“OAG”) has signaled that companies should not wait to...

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Charitable Contribution Substantiation Requirements and a Conversation About Art Appraisals With Sarah Vandeweerdt From Christie’s

Welcome to EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . In this episode, Cynthia Rowland will cover some federal Internal Revenue Code rules that charitable organizations and their donors need to know in order...

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News

New Law Will Expand Pay Transparency Requirements in California

Holly Sutton and Hillary Marks spoke to The Recorder about California's pay transparency act, SB 1162, for the article "New Law Will Expand Pay Transparency Requirements in California." Read the article here  (subscription required...

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Exploring the Market Competition Ecosystem: Lessons Learned and Next Steps

Christopher Wheeler   is a speaker at Alliance for Health Policy's webinar "Exploring the Market Competition Ecosystem: Lessons Learned and Next Steps."  To register for the webinar, please click  here .

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Caught in the Crossfire: War Exclusion and Commercial Policyholders

Tyler Gerking and Patrick Loi will discuss "Caught in the Crossfire: War Exclusion and Commercial Policyholders" to the ACC Bay Area Chapter on October 12.  The “war” exclusion in cyber insurance policies has received...

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