Biography

Janice Reicher brings a unique combination of skill, creativity, and courageous advocacy to her practice, which she divides between white collar criminal matters and complex business litigation. Emotional intelligence and sound judgment are a key part of Janice’s toolkit, allowing her to gain the trust of her clients while effectively pursuing their objectives. Janice is co-chair of Farella's White Collar Defense and Internal Corporate Investigations Group.

Janice routinely represents individuals and entities in federal and state court, in both criminal matters and parallel civil matters. The individuals she advises are typically high-level corporate executives who require counsel and support as they navigate through litigation or investigation process, a process that may present material risks to their careers, reputations, and liberty. She has particularly extensive experience defending individuals accused of criminal trade secret theft. She has also represented individuals in internal and government investigations in areas such as antitrust and securities, and has represented foreign nationals in Japan and Taiwan.

In her business litigation practice, Janice’s experience ranges from cases involving complex contractual disputes to matters alleging fraud, unfair competition, and breach of fiduciary duty. Janice has handled all aspects of a case from initial filing to resolution, including managing discovery, taking depositions, working closely with experts, drafting and arguing motions, and developing case strategy. 

Janice maintains an active pro bono practice, most recently winning asylum for two young women fleeing persecution in El Salvador. She served as an extern for The Honorable William Alsup of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Distinctions

  • The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch in the area of Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White-Collar (2021)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board of Directors, Filipino Bar Association of Northern California (2019-present); member (2012 to present)
  • Chair, American Bar Association’s White Collar Crime Young Lawyer’s Subcommittee (Northern California) (2018 – present)
  • Young Lawyer Representative, ABA Women’s White Collar Crime Committee (2018-present)
  • Member of the Earl Warren American Inn of Court (2016-present); member of mentorship subcommittee in 2017-2018
  • Member, Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (2012 to present)
  • Reunion Committee Member, UC Berkeley School of Law (2017)
  • Co-Captain, UC Berkeley School of Law “Partners in Leadership” philanthropic program (2016 to present)

Firm Highlights

News

Eight Farella Braun + Martel Lawyers Listed in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch 2021

SAN FRANCISCO/ST. HELENA, CA, August 20, 2020: Eight Farella Braun + Martel lawyers were listed in the inaugural Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch . This recognition is awarded to attorneys who are earlier in...

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TikTok Sues Over Trump Order, Calls President’s Decision Political

Janice Reicher, co-chair of Farella's White Collar Defense and Internal Corporate Investigations Group, commented in the Daily Journal article, "TikTok Sues Over Trump Order, Calls President’s Decision Political."

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Farella Names New White Collar Defense & Internal Corporate Investigations Practice Co-Chairs

SAN FRANCISCO, June 29, 2020: Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel announces that Senior Associates Aviva J. Gilbert and Janice W. Reicher have been appointed co-chairs of its White Collar Defense and...

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Publication

Protecting Suppliers and Customers of Insolvent or Bankrupt Companies

Some 3,600 companies having already  filed for Chapter 11 protection  in the first half of 2020—more than in any year since 2012—and many are bracing for an even greater surge of bankruptcy filings before...

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FCC Designates Huawei as National Security Threat

In the ongoing confrontation between the U.S. government and Chinese telecom giant Huawei, the U.S. has dealt another major blow. The Federal Communications Commission issued an order on June 30, effective immediately, declaring that...

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Force Majeure and Contractual Non-Performance During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Never in the experience of most of us has an event so thoroughly interrupted business as usual as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Everywhere, contract parties facing severe stress in their businesses are reassessing their contractual...

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7 Ways to Check If Coronavirus Triggers ‘Force Majeure’ Clauses in Your Wine Business Contracts

Never in the experience of most of us has an event so thoroughly interrupted business as usual as the coronavirus pandemic. The wine business runs on contracts: grape purchase agreements, event hosting contracts, vineyard...

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