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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

March 22, 2021 Announcement
Farella Managing Partner Statement on Attacks on the AAPI Communities
Farella Braun + Martel Managing Partner Brian Donnelly’s statement to the firm about the recent horrific escalation of violence against the AAPI communities, including multiple attacks just blocks from the firm’s office near Market Street in San Francisco. This...
March 16, 2021 Announcement
Amy Briggs Inducted to American College of Coverage Counsel
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel announces that Partner Amy B. Briggs has been inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Coverage Counsel (ACCC), the preeminent association representing the interests of insurers and policyholders in...
January 12, 2021 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Elevates Five to Partner
SAN FRANCISCO/ST. HELENA, Calif., Jan. 12, 2021: Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce the election of five lawyers to partnership effective January 1: Chandra Andrade, Winston Liaw, Kelly Matayoshi, Janice Reicher, and Brent...

Firm Highlights

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New Proposition 65 Warning Requirements for Cannabis and Hemp-Derived Products

Donald Sobelman and Wendy Hernandez discuss "New Proposition 65 Warning Requirements for Cannabis and Hemp-Derived Products." Proposition 65 requires “clear and reasonable” warnings in California for products containing chemicals on the State’s list of...

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Farella Advises MedMen to Win San Francisco Cannabis Retail Store Approval

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel provided national premium cannabis retailer MedMen Enterprises Inc.  with land use and permitting advice to win approval to open a new retail store on Union Street...

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Law Updates for California Employers: COVID Sick Leave Obligations, Meal-Period Rules, COBRA Benefits

New legislation and a recent court decision have significant implications for California employers. Certain California employers must now provide supplemental paid sick leave to employees who miss work for specified reasons related to the...

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The Advocates’ Society Spring Symposium: The Advocate Making a Difference

Douglas Young is the keynote speaker at The Advocates’ Society Spring Symposium: The Advocate Making a Difference on April 28. The Advocates' Society and the American College of Trial Lawyers invite you to attend the...

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BASF Political Speech in the Workplace

Holly Sutton is a featured panelist at the BASF Labor and Employment Section of the Barristers Club live webinar, "Political Speech in the Workplace." Details: Although the 2020 election cycle has ended, employees and...

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Farella Awards 2021 Diversity Scholarships to Three Bay Area Law Students

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Farella Partners in Development of La Cocina Municipal Marketplace

Farella Braun + Martel served as the pro bono legal partner to La Cocina in the development of La Cocina Municipal Marketplace in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. The nation’s first women-led food hall will...

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Insurance for Nonprofits: Managing Risk in Risky Times

Mary McCutcheon and Cynthia Rowland will discuss "Insurance for Nonprofits: Managing Risk in Risky Times" at the April Nonprofit Education Series. Nonprofit organizations—and their directors and staff—are not immune to claims in difficult economic...

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PSDcast – Is Energy Companies' Customer Data a Trade Secret?

We often focus on the privacy issues involved in data collection – and they are critically important – while neglecting the idea of data as a tangible and valuable resource (and how to protect...

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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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