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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...
September 29, 2021 Media Coverage
US Urged to Overhaul Public Land Rents, Siting to Bridge Renewables Gap
Reuters Events
David Lazerwitz is quoted in the  Reuters Events article, " US Urged to Overhaul Public Land Rents, Siting to Bridge Renewables Gap." In the article, David said BLM needs to bring the cost of developing on federal land in line with costs...
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...
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...
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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...
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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...

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Importance of Monetizing Intellectual Property Assets of a Portfolio Company

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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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As Feds Step Up White-Collar Enforcement, Companies Face Heightened Risks

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...

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Welcome to Upside: A podcast by Farella's Private Equity and Venture Capital Group

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Internal Investigations for Nonprofits: A Means of Identifying and Addressing Misconduct Before the Regulators Come Calling

The worst nightmare for most nonprofit board members is a complaint that sparks an investigation of misconduct at the organization. The ember may have been burning for some time before the board becomes aware...

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Navigating the Permitting Process & Expediting Projects to Build a Better City

CJ Higley is a speaker at Bisnow's San Francisco Construction & Development event "Navigating the Permitting Process & Expediting Projects to Build a Better City.” What You'll Learn: Construction costs, labor shortage, and supply...

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Fire Season Preparedness: What Wineries Should Do

Tyler Gerking is the moderator and Jennifer Bentley is a speaker at the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance program "Fire Season Preparedness: What Wineries Should Do.”  Guest speakers include Piper Cole and Joe Nordlinger...

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Platform Ecosystems: Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and Other Scraping Law Developments (Webinar)

Stephanie Skaff and Erik Olson discuss "Platform Ecosystems: Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and Other Scraping Law Developments." Web scraping has existed as long as the World Wide Web has, and as data has...

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Continuing Use of CGL Policies to Cover Data Breach Losses

Our lives and the products and devices we use become more dependent on data by the day. As a result, cyberattacks and data breaches present everchanging risks to companies and individuals, and the importance...

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