Biography

Liz represents a variety of clients, including public entities and national manufacturing companies, in business-related contract disputes, product liability claims, toxic torts, and subrogation defense.

In her practice, Liz manages all phases of litigation in federal district courts, California state courts, and other state courts across the country. During the discovery process, she conducts efficient in-depth fact investigations, engages in thorough written discovery, and manages subject matter consultants and experts. She also participates in and takes depositions in these matters. Liz has experience with motion practice, such as successfully moving to dismiss Maryland contract and warranty claims. Liz has also assisted clients with settlement, including engaging in negotiations and preparing settlement agreements.

Liz also represented employers in wage-and-hour and wrongful termination disputes, including defending employers in state and federal court, and before the ALRB. In addition to providing training to supervisors on parental leave policies and harassment prevention, she has also provided counseling to employers on designing and facilitating anti-harassment and wage-and-hour law trainings.

Liz is especially skilled at building and maintaining communicative relationships, as well as collaborating with others to develop creative and efficient solutions to difficult problems. She enjoys providing clients with research- and analysis-based responses to short-term and long-term concerns.

Liz also maintains an active pro bono practice representing clients seeking immigration relief in the United States, working with organizations such as Centro Legal de La Raza, and seeking workplace violence restraining orders for employees of non-profit organizations.

During law school, she was a judicial extern for Magistrate Judge Donna Ryu of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. She was also a litigation intern for the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California.

Firm Highlights

News

Farella’s Sarah Good Appointed to Council on Access and Fairness

SAN FRANCISCO, September 25, 2020: Farella Braun + Martel congratulates Sarah A. Good on her appointment to the State Bar of California’s Council on Access and Fairness for a four-year term beginning on September...

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Estate Tax Planning for Large Company Stock Holdings: Four Tips for Using Record-High Lifetime Exemptions

Published on MyStockOptions.com . Key Points Annual inflation-indexing continues to increase the historically high lifetime exemption amount for gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer taxes. Those of considerable wealth who have not yet made gifts...

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14th Annual ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law Conference

Holly Sutton is a panelist on the 14th Annual ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law Conference live webinar, "Political Speech at Work: What is Fair and What is Foul." Details: Some believe that...

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LSI's PFAS Contamination and Regulation in California Virtual Conference

Sarah Bell will be speaking at LSI's virtual conference on PFAS Contamination and Regulation in California live webinar, "PFAS and Hazardous Materials Cleanup Laws." Details: CWA violations, CERCLA designations, and NRD claims as potential game...

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The CCPA and Nonprofits: Privacy and IP Hot Topics

Join Sushila Chanana and Nate Garhart in the discussion on "The CCPA and Nonprofits: Privacy and IP Hot Topics." The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) went into effect on January 1, 2020, and while...

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California Expands Family and Medical Leave Law to Cover Small Employers

California Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed SB 1383, which expands employees’ leave entitlements under California’s Family Rights Act and New Parent Leave Act. Effective January 1, 2021, these leave provisions will apply to employers with...

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Maximizing Business Insurance Coverage Benefits After a Fire

Unfortunately, we again write while wildfire is devouring homes and businesses in Napa and Sonoma, and threatening many more. We’ve previously posted tips about first steps that you should take in the event your...

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Farella Highly Commended by Chambers in "Inclusive Firm of the Year" Award Category

SAN FRANCISCO, September 24, 2020: Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that it earned recognition as the “Highly Commended” law firm in the “Inclusive Firm of the Year” USA category at today’s...

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Estate Planning During Uncertain Times

Farella's Wine Industry Education Series features Lauren Galbraith discussing "Estate Planning During Uncertain Times." Estate planning for vineyard and winery owners has come to the forefront during this unpredictable pandemic and in light of...

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EPA’s New Guidance Mandate Leaves Superfund Cleanup Less Certain

Sarah Bell commented in the Bloomberg Law article "EPA’s New Guidance Mandate Leaves Superfund Cleanup Less Certain."    Read the full article here .

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