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February 3, 2023 Media Coverage
PNC Scores a Win in Battle With USAA Over Mobile Check Deposit Patents
American Banker
Eugene Mar, intellectual property litigation partner and chair of the Technology Industry Group, spoke to Amerian Banker for the article "PNC Scores a Win in Battle With USAA Over Mobile Check Deposit Patents." "My general sense is that both...
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...
January 5, 2023 Announcement
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 response to the discovery of...
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...
November 3, 2022 Announcement
Farella Receives American Antitrust Institute 2022 Antitrust Enforcement Award
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that it has received a 2022 Antitrust Enforcement Award for “Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Private Law Practice” from the American Antitrust Institute (AAI). Farella lawyers Christopher...
October 28, 2022 Announcement
Farella Represents Mission Clean Energy in Financing Deal
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel advised utility scale renewable energy developer Mission Clean Energy, LLC in connection with private equity firm Wafra Inc.’s acquisition of a controlling interest in Mission Clean Energy. Commentary from Mission Clean...
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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...
October 13, 2022 Media Coverage
Section 230's Broad Liability Shield Seen as Living on Borrowed Time
Communications Litigation Today
Erik Olson spoke to Communications Litigation Today for the article, "Section 230's Broad Liability Shield Seen as Living on Borrowed Time," discussing the implications of the coming SCOTUS decision in Gonzalez .  In the article, Erik said SCOTUS justices...
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October 6, 2022 Announcement
Tim Horgan-Kobelski Named a Rising Star in IP by Managing IP
Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that Tim Horgan-Kobelski has been named among Managing IP ’s Rising Stars in IP for 2022. The special publication recognizes some of the best up-and-coming intellectual property practitioners in private practice who...
October 3, 2022 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Recognized in Benchmark Litigation 2023
Farella Braun + Martel continues to be ranked among the top litigation firms in California in the  Benchmark Litigation  2023 guide. Farella was ranked “Highly Recommended” for Dispute Resolution in California and earned a Tier 1 San Francisco ranking...
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...
September 27, 2022 Media Coverage
New Law Will Expand Pay Transparency Requirements in California
The Recorder
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). Starting January 1, 2023, employers...
September 14, 2022 Announcement
Who’s Who Legal 2022 Recognizes Farella Lawyers
Five Farella Braun + Martel lawyers have been recommended by Who’s Who Legal 2022 as leading practitioners in their fields. Who’s Who Legal – Environment 2022 James Colopy – Environment Robert Hines – Environment David Lazerwitz – Environment Chris...
September 13, 2022 Announcement
Jeff Hamilton Listed Among Top 200 Cannabis Lawyers by Cannabis Law Report
Farella Partner Jeff Hamilton has been listed among the Global Top 200 Cannabis Lawyers 2022/2023 by Cannabis Law Report. In his cannabis practice, Jeff represents investors and investment funds, cultivators, manufacturers, distributors, and ancillary businesses in commercial transactions and general...
August 24, 2022 Media Coverage
Farella Braun's Doug Dexter on New ABA Role
Law360 Pulse
Doug Dexter was recently elected chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Labor and Employment Law Section. He spoke to Law360 about his plans for the role, issues affecting labor and employment lawyers, and his advice for how younger attorneys...
August 22, 2022 Announcement
Karen Kimmey Named Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that Partner Karen Kimmey has been selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA). Karen litigates a wide variety of commercial disputes, with particular...
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July 28, 2022 Announcement
Farella Represents Miller Family on Sale of The Silverado Vineyards
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel advised the Miller family on the sale of Napa Valley luxury wine producer The Silverado Vineyards to Foley Family Wines. The sale included a 73,000-square-foot winery and 300 acres of vineyards...
July 26, 2022 Media Coverage
What's Working For Mid-Law In Effort To Improve Diversity
Law360
Farella Partner and Chief Talent and Inclusion Officer Sarah Good was quoted in Law360 's article "What's Working For Mid-Law In Effort To Improve Diversity." In the article, she said "It's a marathon, not a sprint. I think what we're...
July 25, 2022 Announcement
Welcome to EO Radio Show - Your Nonprofit Legal Resource
Farella Braun + Martel's Exempt Organization Group is pleased to announce the launch of our podcast  EO Radio Show -   Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . Hosted by Exempt Organization Partner Cynthia Rowland , the podcast is a modern-day...
June 21, 2022 Media Coverage
As Feds Step Up White-Collar Enforcement, Companies Face Heightened Risks
Corporate Counsel
Aviva Gilbert, Farella partner and co-chair of the firm's White Collar Criminal Defense and Internal Corporate Investigations Group, was quoted in the Corporate Counsel article "As Feds Step Up White-Collar Enforcement, Companies Face Heightened Risks." In the article, she said...
June 20, 2022 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Ranked in Legal 500 United States 2022
The Legal 500 United States  2022 guide has recognized Farella Braun + Martel among the leading firms in the Cannabis, Construction, and Land Use/Zoning sections. Land use partner Steven Vettel is named to the Land Use/Zoning section’s Hall of Fame...

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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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Farella Braun + Martel Partner Sarah Good Appointed to California State Bar Board of Trustees

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California Attorney General Announces Enforcement Sweep of Mobile Applications

Shortly before Privacy Day, California Attorney General (Cal AG) Rob Bonta  announced  a California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) enforcement sweep that targeted mobile applications. The sweep focused on popular apps in the retail, travel...

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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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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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PNC Scores a Win in Battle With USAA Over Mobile Check Deposit Patents

Eugene Mar, intellectual property litigation partner and chair of the Technology Industry Group, spoke to Amerian Banker for the article "PNC Scores a Win in Battle With USAA Over Mobile Check Deposit Patents." "My...

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Nonprofit Basics: What You Need To Know About Expenditure Responsibility

Welcome to EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . Have you ever heard the phrase, “you’ll have to exercise expenditure responsibility as a condition for giving or receiving a grant,” and then...

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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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Farella Braun + Martel Announces 2023 New Partner Class

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San Francisco’s Downtown: What Does the Future Hold?

Join us in person with Farella's CJ Higley with guest speakers, Marc Babsin with Emerald Fund, Jim Hakes with Handel Architects, and Anne Taupier with San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development, at...

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