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Diversity, Equality + Inclusion Committee

Farella’s Women’s Leadership Committee’s focus is to retain, develop and promote women attorneys at Farella, both within the firm and in the legal profession. To fulfill this mission, the Committee provides programming for women attorneys, promotes equal access to professional opportunities, and works on mentorship and inclusion for women attorneys at all levels.

It also hosts events with clients to collaborate regarding advancement and equality for women in the legal profession. The committee has 22 members, and jointly chaired by a partner and senior associate.

Recent News

January 17, 2023 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Announces 2023 New Partner Class
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce the elevation of three lawyers to the partnership effective January 1, 2023: Ashley Breakfield, Sushila Chanana, and Rebecca Stephens. “We are thrilled to congratulate and welcome these...
December 20, 2022 Announcement
Jaya Bajaj Named to Lawyers of Color Hot List 2022
Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that Jaya Bajaj has been named to Lawyers of Color’s 2022 Hot List. The annual list recognizes early- to mid-career attorneys excelling in the legal profession. Lawyers of Color is a...
December 1, 2022 Accolades
Kelly Matayoshi Receives 2022 Barristers Diversity Award
Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that partner Kelly Matayoshi has received the 2022 Barristers Diversity Award from the Bar Association of San Francisco’s (BASF) Barristers Club. The award was presented at the 14th Annual Barristers Club...
Ashely Breakfield Headshot
October 13, 2022 Announcement
Ashley Breakfield Elected 2023 President-Elect of CREW SF
Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that Ashley E. Breakfield has been elected president-elect of the Commercial Real Estate Women of San Francisco (CREW SF) Board of Directors. She will serve a one-year term beginning January 1...
September 29, 2022 Announcement
Lawyers on the Fast Track: Aviva Gilbert and Janice Reicher
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that partners Aviva J. Gilbert and Janice W. Reicher were named among The Recorder ’s “Lawyers on the Fast Track” as part of the publication’s 2022 California...
Two women at Farella’s Women’s Leadership Committee’s meeting

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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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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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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Jaya Bajaj Named to Lawyers of Color Hot List 2022

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Federal and California Taxpayer Relief: Reprieve From Wet Winter Weather

2023 started California off with weather that escapes recent memory. Rain, snow, and surf seemed unrelenting for the first two weeks of January. While this spell of winter storms has brought snow to our...

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Privacy Policy Best Practices for Nonprofits

Welcome to EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . I’m happy to have my colleague Nate Garhart back for a discussion on privacy laws and how they affect website content development and online...

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Event

Plastics and Recyclability Claims

Elisabeth Dorsi is moderating the plenary session "Plastics and Recyclability Claims" at the ABA’s 2023 Environmental & Energy, Mass Torts, and Products Liability Litigation Committees’ Joint Regional CLE Program. Session Overview: This panel will discuss the...

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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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News

Farella Braun + Martel Announces 2023 New Partner Class

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Discovery Builders Wins Complete Defense Ruling at Trial

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel secured a complete defense victory at trial on behalf of developer Discovery Builders, Inc. and co-defendants in a lawsuit by the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office in...

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