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April 15, 2024 Announcement
Farella Awards 2024 Diversity Scholarships to Bay Area Law Students
Farella Braun + Martel’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion + Belonging Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2024 Diversity Scholarship grants totaling $45,000 to Bay Area first-year law students Marcus Albino, Saamia Haqiq, and Na Hye (Laurel) Kim...
February 16, 2024 Announcement
Winston Liaw Named a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that Winston Liaw has been named a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow for 2024. Winston joins a select group of experienced lawyers who have distinguished...
January 17, 2024 Announcement
Farella 2024 Partner Elevations: Cynthia Castillo and Greg LeSaint
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce the election of two lawyers to partnership effective Jan. 1: Cynthia Castillo and Greg LeSaint. “We are thrilled to elevate Cynthia and Greg to the partnership. Both...
January 12, 2024 Announcement
Ashley Breakfield Elected 2024 President of CREW SF
Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that real estate and land use partner Ashley E. Breakfield has been elected president of the Commercial Real Estate Women of San Francisco (CREW SF) Board of Directors. She will serve...
June 6, 2023 Announcement
Patrick Loi Selected to MCCA Sources of Success Program
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that Senior Associate Patrick Loi was selected for the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) 2023-2024 Sources of Success program. MCCA’s 2023-2024  Sources of Success (SOS) cohort brings...
May 30, 2023 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Earns Mansfield Certification Plus Status
Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that it has achieved Midsize Mansfield Certification Plus. The firm completed a rigorous 18-month collaboration with Diversity Lab—from September 15, 2021 to March 14, 2023—to track, measure, and achieve diversity in...
April 27, 2023 Announcement
Farella Awards 2023 Diversity Scholarships to Bay Area Law Students
Farella Braun + Martel’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion + Belonging Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2023 Diversity Scholarship grants totaling $45,000 to Bay Area first-year law students Anna Judson, Ju Lee, and Lorena Ortega-Guerrero. For 23...
March 27, 2023 Announcement
Aviva Gilbert Named a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that Aviva Gilbert has been named a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow for 2023. Aviva joins a select group of experienced lawyers from diverse backgrounds...
February 2, 2023 Announcement
Sarah Good Appointed to California State Bar Board of Trustees
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce that Partner and Chief Talent and Inclusion Officer Sarah A. Good has been appointed to the State Bar of California’s Board of Trustees – the bar’s governing...
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...
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...
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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...

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REFRESH: Loot and Private Foundation Rules – Part 1

Welcome to  EO Radio Show - Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . In this episode, I'm happy to refresh  EO Radio Show  episode 21, the first of our two episodes exploring private foundation rules using the...

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Housing Action Coalition and Farella Braun + Martel File Lawsuit Challenging the City of San Mateo’s Housing Element

Today, the Housing Action Coalition (HAC) and Farella Braun + Martel LLP filed a lawsuit against the City of San Mateo, challenging its recently adopted Housing Element in order to make the city comply with...

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21st Annual Stanford Digital Economy Best Practices Conference

Erik Olson is speaking at the 21st Annual Stanford Digital Economy Best Practices Conference for the session "Track A: Content Moderation." To register for the event, please click  here .

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City of San Mateo Sued by Nonprofit Over New Housing Plan

Tom Mayhew spoke to CBS News about the lawsuit filed by Housing Action Coalition (HAC) and Farella against the City of San Mateo. The lawsuit challenges the city's recently adopted Housing Element in order to...

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REFRESH: Loot and Private Foundation Rules – Part 2

Welcome to  EO Radio Show - Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . In this episode, I refresh  EO Radio Show  episode 22, the second of our two episodes exploring private foundation rules using commentary on the...

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Special-Servicer Work Heats Up, Revealing CMBS Tensions

Restructuring, insolvency, and creditors rights partner Gary Kaplan provided expert commentary in the Law360 Real Estate Authority article "Special-Servicer Work Heats Up, Revealing CMBS Tensions." In the article, Gary noted that there is usually...

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San Mateo signed off on its housing element this week. It's already facing a lawsuit.

Farella's Tom Mayhew, CJ Higley, Daniel Contreras, Vanessa Ing, and Alyssa Netto were mentioned in the Daily Journal article "San Mateo signed off on its housing element this week. It's already facing a lawsuit."...

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A New Overtime Threshold Takes Effect in Mere Weeks: HR Should Assess Its Impact Now

On April 23, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its final rule increasing the minimum pay requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for various exempt “white-collar” employee categories beginning on...

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No Three-Year Bar on Copyright Damages (For Now): SCOTUS Issues Opinion in Warner Chappell Music, Inc. et al. v. Sherman Nealy et al.

In a 6-3 majority decision in Warner Chappell Music, Inc. et al. v. Sherman Nealy et al. , the Supreme Court held that the Copyright Act entitles a copyright owner to recover damages for any...

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Clean Repowering: How to Capitalize on Fossil Grid Connections to Unlock Clean Energy Growth

Farella’s Linda Gilleran and Chris Rendall-Jackson and Rocky Mountain Institute’s (RMI) Uday Varadarajan are presenting the session “Clean Repowering: How to Capitalize on Fossil Grid Connections to Unlock Clean Energy Growth” at the ACG...

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