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September 15, 2021 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Recognized in 2021 Chambers High Net Worth Guide
Farella Braun + Martel’s Private Client Industry Group earned recognition in the 2021 Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) guide as a leading firm in the Private Wealth Law category for Northern California. A publication from Chambers and Partners, Chambers...
September 13, 2021 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Pursues Midsize Mansfield Rule Certification
Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that it is participating in the second iteration of the Midsize Mansfield Rule certification process, which aims to increase the representation of diverse lawyers in leadership. The Midsize Mansfield certification process...
July 30, 2021 Media Coverage
Certain California Employers Face Hurdles When Recalling Laid-Off Workers
SHRM
Holly Sutton was quoted in the SHRM article "Certain California Employers Face Hurdles When Recalling Laid-Off Workers."  The article discussed the complexities of complying with new California law  SB 93 , which requires some employers in the hospitality industry to...
June 17, 2021 Media Coverage
Newsom Signs Executive Order Nixing Workplace Masks for Vaccinated Employees
The Recorder
Rebecca Stephens commented in The Recorder article,  " Newsom Signs Executive Order Nixing Workplace Masks for Vaccinated Employees."  In the article, Rebecca said, “These new guidelines come as a relief for many employers since a prior draft of the guidance would...
June 14, 2021 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Ranked in Legal 500 United States 2021
The 2021 edition of Legal 500 U nited States recognized Farella Braun + Martel among the leading firms in the Cannabis, Construction, Not-for-Profit, and Land Use/Zoning sections. Land use partner Steven Vettel was named to the Land Use/Zoning section’s Hall...
May 31, 2021 Announcement
Farella Managing Partner Statement in Support of the Jewish Community
Farella Braun + Martel Managing Partner Brian Donnelly’s message to the firm honoring Memorial Day and statement in support of our Jewish colleagues, clients, and communities. Memorial Day is a time to pay tribute to the fallen. Memorial Day is a time to...
May 26, 2021 Media Coverage
Plan for Off-Shore Turbines Likely To Generate Many Billable Hours
Daily Journal
David Lazerwitz provided commentary in the Daily Journal article "Plan for Off-Shore Turbines Likely To Generate Many Billable Hours."  In the article, David noted that we are still a long way from actually developing projects and there are a...
May 21, 2021 Media Coverage
Farella's Talent Strategy Focuses On Sponsorship—Not Just Mentorship
ALM Mid-Market Report
Farella Braun + Martel was a featured firm in the  Mid-Market Report  Q&A series, which aims to help readers get to know midsize law firms around the country, and how they are innovating in an ever-changing legal landscape. Read the...
May 20, 2021 Announcement
Chambers USA 2021 Recognizes Farella Braun + Martel Attorneys, Practices
Farella Braun + Martel announces that Chambers USA has recognized 13 lawyers and 6 practice areas in the legal directory’s 2021 edition. Individual Rankings: Tyler Gerking – Insurance: Policyholders Jeffrey Hamilton – Cannabis Law: Western United States Robert Hines...
May 4, 2021 Announcement
Farella Represents Catalyze in Its Acquisition of PermaCity
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel represented leading national independent power producer Catalyze  as due diligence counsel in its acquisition of solar developer and installer  PermaCity . Based in Boulder, Colorado, Catalyze is a developer and independent...
April 21, 2021 Media Coverage
Monticello - Member Profile: Richard "Dick" Shapiro
Monticello - The Quarterly Journal of the Jefferson Society
Dick Shapiro was profiled in the April 2021 issue of Monticello , the quarterly journal of the Jefferson Society. Read the profile, here on pages 18-19.
April 18, 2021 Media Coverage
California Won’t Budge on OZ Conformity but Gets Bulk of Investments
Bisnow
Julie Treppa spoke at Bisnow's California Opportunity Zone Summit on April 15.   In the article, "California Won’t Budge on OZ Conformity but Gets Bulk of Investments, "  Julie said one of the reasons opportunity zone investments tend to be made in...
April 5, 2021 Announcement
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 be home to seven women-of-color...
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...

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Farella Braun + Martel Recognized in 2021 Chambers High Net Worth Guide

Farella Braun + Martel’s Private Client Industry Group earned recognition in the 2021 Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) guide as a leading firm in the Private Wealth Law category for Northern California. A publication...

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How to Guard Against 3 Cannabis Cyber Attack Risks

Cyber attacks are now commonplace. Ransomware attacks, in particular, have skyrocketed in frequency and size. High-profile data breaches have cost businesses in the United States millions of dollars in losses and incalculable reputational harm...

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The Gorilla in the CERCLA Closet: Natural Resources Damages (Webcast)

Sarah Bell will present "The Gorilla in the CERCLA Closet: Natural Resources Damages" session at the ALI-CLE Environmental Litigation webcast.  She will cover: Creative applications of NRD claims Marshalling the NRD trustee’s case NRD...

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Emerging Contaminants and the Law (Right Now)

Sarah Bell is presenting "Emerging Contaminants and the Law (Right Now)" during the "Contaminants of Emerging Concern and Superfund: What Lies Ahead" session discussions on November 18 at the SETAC North America 42nd Annual Meeting.  Details...

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How Changes to California’s Fire Regulations Could Affect North Coast Housing Projects

Both the Board of Forestry and the State Senate are considering changes to state fire regulations that would affect real estate development in California. The first set of changes can be found in the...

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Farella Braun + Martel Announces Final Court Approval of $575 Million Settlement With Sutter Health in Landmark Antitrust Class Action

Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that San Francisco Superior Court Judge Anne-Christine Massullo has granted final approval of the landmark $575 million antitrust class action settlement with Sutter Health, the largest...

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Pushing for Diversity in Philanthropy

Join Farella's Wendy Hernandez and guest speaker, Afshan Paarlberg, assistant visiting professor at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, for the nonprofit industry program "Pushing for Diversity in Philanthropy." A pressing question for many philanthropists...

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Farella Braun + Martel Pursues Midsize Mansfield Rule Certification

Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that it is participating in the second iteration of the Midsize Mansfield Rule certification process, which aims to increase the representation of diverse lawyers in leadership...

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10 Tips for Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination Policies

The Biden administration recently announced that it will be mandating Covid-19 vaccine policies for federal contractors and federal employees, as well as for employers with over 100 employees. This announcement, along with surging Delta...

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No Quarter: What Claims Doesn’t Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act Protect Platform Companies Against?

Depending on what you read or who you talk to, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (47 U.S.C. § 230) (CDA) is either a tool of censorship, a shield of Big Tech that...

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