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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...
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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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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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...
September 23, 2021 Announcement
For Midsize Firms, The Mansfield Program Brings Community and Rigor
The Mid-Market Report
Farella Braun + Martel is participating in the second iteration of the Midsize Mansfield Rule certification process ( see announcement ). In The Mid-Market Report article, "For Midsize Firms, The Mansfield Program Brings Community and Rigor," Farella Partner and Chief Talent...
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...
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...
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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Regulatory and Litigation Risks From California’s New Recycling Laws

California is a leader on plastics reduction, passing legislation regulating recyclability and sustainability claims, promoting the use of recycled materials, and preventing plastics pollution. In particular, two new laws require manufacturers to carefully evaluate...

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Nonprofit Basics: Supporting Organizations - Part 1

Welcome to EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . This episode is the first of two parts that discuss the definition of supporting organizations as a special type of public charity. All...

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Kelly Matayoshi Receives 2022 Barristers Diversity Award

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Plastics and Recyclability Claims

Elisabeth Dorsi is moderating the plenary session "Plastics and Recyclability Claims" at the ABA’s 2023 Environmental & Energy, Mass Torts, and Products Liability Litigation Committees’ Joint Regional CLE Program. Session Overview: This panel will discuss the...

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Legal Ethics in a Hybrid Work Environment

Sarah Bell is speaking at the ethics plenary session "Legal Ethics in a Hybrid Work Environment" at the ABA's 2023 Environmental & Energy, Mass Torts, and Products Liability Litigation Committees’ Joint Regional CLE Program. Session Overview: Post-COVID, we now...

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3 Keys to Succession Planning, According to People Who Do It

Brian Donnelly spoke to Law.com Pro Mid-Market for the article "3 Keys to Succession Planning, According to People Who Do It." Read the full article here (subscription required).

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A Primer for Corporate Directors: Maximizing Internal Investigation Effectiveness and Efficiency

In corporate America and across the globe, allegations of wrongdoing within companies are increasingly common, and the high cost of internal investigations continues apace.  In 2021, in an anonymous survey of more than 1,330...

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Farella Braun + Martel Earns 2023 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" Rankings

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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...

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Nonprofit Basics: Supporting Organizations Part 2 - Orientation for Understanding Type III Supporting Organizations

Welcome to EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource .  Episode 24 is the second of two parts that discuss supporting organizations as a special type of public charity. All supporting organizations must...

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