Biography

Josh Malone has represented both private and public companies and individuals in civil and criminal matters, from the pre-litigation counseling stage through trial. His clients have spanned a wide range of organizations, in industries ranging from financial services to consumer products to sports and entertainment, with a particular focus on technology companies.

His day-to-day civil litigation work is focused primarily on directing case strategy, motion practice, courtroom advocacy, discovery, and negotiating with opposing counsel. In this capacity, Josh has taken and defended depositions, prepared witnesses for trial, conducted oral arguments, drafted numerous dispositive and discovery motions, prepared opening and closing arguments, and counseled many clients on various aspects of litigation risk and strategy. He is a true trusted advisor and counselor to clients who have an enormous amount at stake.

Josh’s white-collar practice involves representing clients in various state, federal, and regulatory proceedings, including investigations by the Department of Justice, California Attorney General Office, and the Securities and Exchange Commission. He has also represented numerous clients in sensitive internal investigations, and he has experience interviewing executives, counseling clients on criminal exposure, and presenting investigation findings to Boards of Directors.

Josh also served a several-month secondment at the San Francisco District Attorney Office, where he delivered opening and closing arguments, examined witnesses, and achieved favorable jury verdicts in each of the cases he took to trial. Josh has an active pro bono practice, where he has, for example, assisted veterans in earning VA benefits and represented indigent criminal clients in the sentencing stage and in vacating prior convictions.

He served as an extern for the Honorable Garland E. Burrell, Jr. for the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of California.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member, Social and Professional Development Committee, Annual Gala Committee, Korean American Bar Association of Northern California (KABANC) (2019)

Firm Highlights

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Farella Advises 10x Genomics on Purchase of Retail Center Site

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel represented Pleasanton-based biotech company 10x Genomics in its purchase of a 14.6-acre former shopping center site in Pleasanton at 1701 Springdale Ave., where it plans to...

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7th Annual Women in Cleantech & Sustainability

Linda Sobczynski is a featured panelist at the 7th Annual Women in Cleantech & Sustainability Talks virtual program, "Marine Plastic Pollution: How Global Extended Producer Responsibility Can Help." Details: A virtual TED-style event featuring the...

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Cannabis and Hemp-Derived Products Subject to New Proposition 65 Warning Requirements in California

California’s regulatory framework for cannabis and hemp-derived products, including CBD, continues to evolve, most recently via updated Proposition 65 warning requirements that came into full effect Jan. 3, 2021. As of that date, anyone...

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Data Center Business Deals Gone Bad, and the Risks of the “Known in the Industry” Defense

Exploring business partnerships often involves or even requires sharing highly confidential and even trade secret information. The data center industry is no exception, and its participants have in recent years faced litigation focused around...

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Pandemic Restriction Challenges Face Uphill Battle in California

On Dec.16, 2020, in Midway Venture LLC v. County of San Diego, the San Diego Superior Court preliminarily enjoined enforcement of two COVID-19-related California public health restrictions as applied to two adult entertainment businesses...

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New Round of PPP Loans: What Nonprofits Need to Know

Matt Lewis and Julie Treppa discuss "New Round of PPP Loans: What Nonprofits Need to Know."  The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a lifeline for nonprofits and other businesses that are struggling to survive during...

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17th Annual Western Boot Camp on Environmental Law

Linda Sobczynski is a featured panelist at the 17th Annual Western Boot Camp on Environmental Law virtual program. Details: Join us for a stimulating three-day immersion in environmental law at Western Boot Camp. Designed for new...

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Bisnow Digital Summit: California Opportunity Zones Update

Julie Treppa will be speaking at Bisnow's Digital Summit: California Opportunity Zones Update virtual program, "An Update on Opportunity Zones Today." Details: How will the Biden administration change the OZ program? Did the pandemic sideline...

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Nevada Links Wins Summary Judgment Motion in Case Brought by United States

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel successfully defended Nevada Links, Inc., the owner of a championship golf course in Las Vegas, Nevada, in a $100 million lawsuit brought by the United States...

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Jeffrey Hamilton Named a 2021 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow

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