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April 21, 2022 Media Coverage
LinkedIn Loses Data Appeal
CDR Magazine
Erik Olson was quoted in the article "LinkedIn Loses Data Appeal" in CDR Magazine . In the article, Erik said: We are pleased to see that the Ninth Circuit has again affirmed, in light of the Supreme Court’s decision...
April 20, 2022
2022 Cannabis Insurance Market Update
PropertyCasualty360
Tyler Gerking was quoted in  PropertyCasualty360 's article "2022 Cannabis Insurance Market Update."  Read the full article here (subscription required). Watch the webinar "Cyber Insurance for the Cannabis Industry" here .
March 30, 2022 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Expands Employment Practice
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel announces the addition of associates Jeffrey Briggs and JaeWook "Jerry" Lee to its growing employment law practice. Farella continues to invest in its employment practice to meet the growing demand of...
February 25, 2022 Media Coverage
Annual Conference Seeks to Inspire Fil-Am Law Students
TFC News California
Janice Reicher was interviewed by TFC News (The Filipino Channel) about a conference she is helping put on for Filipino-American law students as a Director of the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California. TFC News is owned by ABS-CBN, which...
February 1, 2022 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Celebrates 60th Anniversary
Midsize firm commemorates 60 th anniversary with yearlong volunteer challenge SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 1, 2022: Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel proudly celebrates its 60 th anniversary today. “In today’s competitive market, we are incredibly fortunate as...
February 1, 2022 Announcement
John Ugai Joins ELI’s Emerging Leaders Initiative
Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that John Ugai, an associate in the firm’s Environmental Law and Energy + Infrastructure Industry groups, was selected to join the 2022 cohort of the Environmental Law Institute’s (ELI) Emerging Leaders...
January 21, 2022 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Shortlisted for 2022 Benchmark Litigation Awards
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel has been shortlisted for two 2022 Benchmark Litigation Awards. The firm was shortlisted for “San Francisco Firm of the Year” and Douglas R. Young was shortlisted for “San Francisco Litigator of...
January 18, 2022 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Announces Five New Partners
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce the election of five lawyers to partnership effective January 1, 2022: Elizabeth Dorsi, Shanti Eagle, Aviva J. Gilbert, Drew N. Goodwin, and Jeffrey Hamilton. “Our 2022 partners...
January 5, 2022 Announcement
Farella Represents Next Green Wave in Agreement to Sell to Planet 13
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel acted as U.S. counsel in representing California seed-to-shelf cannabis producer  Next Green Wave Holdings (NGW) in its definitive arrangement agreement to be sold to Nevada-based cannabis company Planet 13 Holdings Inc...
January 5, 2022 Announcement
Swinerton Completes Sale of Renewable Energy Division and SOLV, Inc.
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel represented Swinerton Incorporated in the disposition of its renewable energy division Swinerton Renewable Energy (SRE) and wholly-owned subsidiary SOLV, Inc. to private equity firm American Securities LLC. The transaction, finalized on...
January 3, 2022 Announcement
Kelly Matayoshi Recognized With 2021 Outstanding Barristers Award
Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that partner Kelly Matayoshi was recognized with a 2021 Outstanding Barristers Award by the Barristers Club at the Bar Association of San Francisco's (BASF) Annual Membership Luncheon. BASF's press release described...
December 6, 2021 Announcement
Erica Villanueva Inducted Into American College of Coverage Counsel
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel announces that Partner Erica Villanueva 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 disputes...
December 3, 2021 Media Coverage
Calif. Wineries Prep for Coverage Fight for Wildfire Smoke
Law360
Tyler Gerking spoke to Law360 for the article "Calif. Wineries Prep for Coverage Fight for Wildfire Smoke."  An insurance recovery partner, Tyler said he has heard from many wineries and vineyards that have voiced concerns about getting property insurance that...
November 2, 2021 Announcement
Farella Represents Catalyze in Its Acquisition of Sol Alliance
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel represented Colorado-based independent power producer Catalyze  in its acquisition of Sol Alliance , a leading Northeastern commercial-scale solar developer, as part of the company's plan to expand its national presence by acquiring...
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October 29, 2021 Announcement
Ashley Breakfield Appointed to 2022 CREW SF Board of Directors
SAN FRANCISCO, October 29, 2021: Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that Ashley E. Breakfield has been appointed to serve on the 2022 Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) San Francisco Board of Directors for a two-year term...
October 27, 2021 Media Coverage
Decision on Trump Rule Clears Way for Clean Water Act Revision
Bloomberg Law
Sarah Bell spoke with Bloomberg Law for the article "Decision on Trump Rule Clears Way for Clean Water Act Revision" discussing the implications of a federal court’s decision to vacate the 2020 Clean Water Act Section 401 Certification Rule. Read...
October 1, 2021 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Recognized in Benchmark Litigation 2022
Farella Braun + Martel is ranked among the top litigation firms in California in the  Benchmark Litigation  2022 guide. Farella was ranked “Highly Recommended” for Dispute Resolution in California and earned a Tier 1 San Francisco ranking. Additional California...

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LinkedIn Loses Data Appeal

Erik Olson was quoted in the article "LinkedIn Loses Data Appeal" in CDR Magazine . In the article, Erik said: We are pleased to see that the Ninth Circuit has again affirmed, in light...

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hiQ’s Groundbreaking Injunction Against LinkedIn Reaffirmed: Scraping of Publicly Available Data Likely Does Not Violate CFAA

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has affirmed its prior decision , holding that LinkedIn could not block hiQ, a scraping entity, from scraping public LinkedIn profiles. The court found it was...

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2022 Cannabis Insurance Market Update

Tyler Gerking was quoted in  PropertyCasualty360 's article "2022 Cannabis Insurance Market Update."  Read the full article here (subscription required). Watch the webinar "Cyber Insurance for the Cannabis Industry" here .

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Legal Experts Say Opioid Coverage Disputes Far From Over

Shanti Eagle was quoted in Law360 's article "Legal Experts Say Opioid Coverage Disputes Far From Over."  Read the article here (subscription required).

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Illinois Courts Largely Favor Coverage for BIPA Cases Under CGL Policies

Since Illinois passed its Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) in 2008, there has been a proliferation of class action lawsuits filed pursuant to the statute. BIPA generally bars private entities from collecting, capturing, purchasing...

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Election Year Issues for Private Foundations and Public Charities (Webinar)

Cynthia Rowland discusses Nonprofit Education Series on "Election Year Issues for Private Foundations and Public Charities." Public and private foundations may support nonpartisan election-related activities, but only in limited ways and amounts. Join our interactive live...

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Platform Ecosystems – The Landscape of US and EU Legislation (Webinar)

Stephanie Skaff and Nate Garhart discuss "Platform Ecosystems – The Landscape of US and EU Legislation." Several new bills targeting online platform companies are making their way through state and federal legislative bodies in the...

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Farella Braun + Martel Named Among 2022 Best Places to Work

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Upside: Changes in the VCAP Liability Coverage Market

Over the past few years, there's been a dramatic rise in premiums in the venture capital liability insurance market and a steady increase in claims being submitted under those policies. We're also seeing a...

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The 15th Annual Santa Fe Advanced Conference on Litigating Natural Resource Damages

Jim Colopy is a speaker at the 15th Annual Santa Fe Advanced Conference on Natural Resource Damages on the panel addressing "Federal Jurisdiction: Waters of the United States.” 

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