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Aviva Gilbert Named a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow

March 27, 2023 Announcement

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 who have been recognized for their potential as leaders in their organizations. The intensive year-long professional development program connects high-potential lawyers with leading general counsel, managing partners, and their peers for mentoring and career guidance.

Aviva is a partner in and co-chair of Farella’s White Collar Defense and Internal Corporate Investigations Group. She represents individuals, companies, and institutions in federal and state regulatory investigations, enforcement proceedings, and criminal justice matters. She also represents directors and board committees in conducting, or responding to, internal investigations for public and private technology, biotech, consumer goods, and pharmaceutical companies, as well as large nonprofit organizations. She has a special focus on emergent issues in the financial services, energy, and healthcare arenas, where she has clients in the cryptocurrency wing of the economy and clients facing government inquiries related to novel technologies in the energy and healthcare sectors.

Aviva founded and served as global chair of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association Young Lawyers Committee. In 2020, she received the organization’s Catherine M. O’Neil Award. She was a 2019 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Pathfinder. Aviva received her J.D. and an MA from Stanford University, and her B.A. from Harvard College. She clerked for the Honorable Wilma A. Lewis, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Virgin Islands. When she is not practicing law, she serves as a member of the board of trustees of The Contemporary Jewish Museum and as an appointed commissioner for the City of Berkeley.

Farella is an active member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity—an organization of more than 400 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who have pledged themselves, through its Leaders at the Front initiative and other means, to creating a truly diverse U.S. legal profession.

Farella Braun + Martel is a leading Northern California law firm representing corporate and private clients in sophisticated business transactions and complex commercial, civil, and criminal litigation. Clients seek our imaginative legal solutions and the dynamism and intellectual creativity of our lawyers. We are headquartered in San Francisco and maintain an office in the Napa Valley that is focused on the wine industry.

Cheryl Loof
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
415.954.4433 / [email protected]