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Farella Braun + Martel Ranked Among “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers

November 1, 2017 Announcement

SAN FRANCISCO, November 1, 2017: Farella Braun + Martel LLP has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers 2018 “Best Law Firms” rankings. Several Farella practices were recognized both nationally and regionally.

According to U.S. News – Best Lawyers, “Firms included in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.”

National Rankings

Tier 1
Appellate Practice
Land Use & Zoning Law
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions –
    Defendants

Tier 2
Commercial Litigation
Environmental Law
Insurance Law
Litigation – Antitrust
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Environmental
Litigation – Securities

Tier 3
Construction Law
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Patent
Natural Resources Law

Metropolitan Rankings – San Francisco

Tier 1
Appellate Practice
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Environmental Law
Insurance Law
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation – Antitrust
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Environmental
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Securities
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions -
    Defendants
Natural Resources Law
Tax Law
Trust & Estates Law

Tier 2
Banking and Finance Law
Energy Law
Litigation - Patent
Non-Profit / Charities Law
Real Estate Law

Tier 3
Corporate Law

To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top four percent of practicing attorneys in the U.S. Forty-one Farella lawyers are listed in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Click here to view the list.

Firm Highlights

Publication

Navigating California's Workplace Violence Prevention Law

California has introduced a new requirement compelling most employers to implement a workplace violence prevention policy by July 1, 2024. The implications of this law are significant, prompting the need for human resource executives...

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Publication

Important Changes and the Impact of California Industry-Specific Minimum Wage Laws

In the ever-evolving landscape of California labor laws, the minimum wage has once again taken center stage. With the recent state-wide increase to $16 per hour, the Golden State continues to lead the nation...

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Publication

Navigating California's New Rebuttable Presumption Law

The ever-evolving landscape of employment laws in California has introduced a notable change with the implementation of a new law that establishes a rebuttable presumption of retaliation in some circumstances. This law, which took...

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News

Brookfield Forecloses on 2,150-Unit Veritas Portfolio With Uncontested $464M Bid

Restructuring, insolvency, and creditors rights partner Gary Kaplan provided expert commentary in The Real Deal  article, "Brookfield forecloses on 2,150-unit Veritas portfolio with uncontested $464M bid." Read the full article  here  (subscription may be...

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News

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...

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Publication

Navigating Cannabis in the Workplace: A Guide for California Corporations

The landscape surrounding cannabis in the workplace is rapidly evolving, posing challenges for California corporations and businesses to establish effective policies and procedures. As the use of cannabis, both medical and recreational, becomes more...

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News

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...

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Publication

Navigating California's Evolving Legal Landscape Governing Leaves of Absence

California’s employment laws are no stranger to change, and recent years have witnessed the introduction or modification of various protected leaves by employees. In this article, we will delve into three significant leave categories...

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News

Lawdragon Names 7 Farella Lawyers Among “Leaders in Environmental Law”

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce that seven lawyers were selected to The Lawdragon Green 500: 2024 Leaders in Environmental Law . Farella lawyers selected for inclusion: Sarah...

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News

Scraping Battles: Meta Loses Legal Effort to Halt Harvesting of Personal Profiles

Alex Reese spoke to Matt Fleischer-Black of  Cybersecurity Law Report about the Meta v. Bright Data decision and its impact on U.S. scraping case law. Read the article here (paywall or trial).

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