Aviva Gilbert Selected as 2019 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Pathfinder
SAN FRANCISCO, May 13, 2019: Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that Aviva J. Gilbert was selected to be a member of the 2019 class of Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Pathfinders. The Pathfinders Program is designed to assist high-performing, early-career attorneys with critical career advancement strategies including leadership techniques and the development of professional networks.
A senior associate in Farella’s White Collar Defense Group, Aviva represents individuals and companies in federal and state civil enforcement, investigation, and criminal justice matters. She has extensive experience appearing before and negotiating with agencies including the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Labor, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the California Attorney General’s office. Her clients include biotech executives, pharmaceutical company employees, emerging and established technology companies, and public agencies. She also maintains an active litigation practice focusing on healthcare and technology industry-related investigations and disputes.
Aviva is the global chair of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association Young Lawyers Committee and co-chairs Farella’s Women’s Leadership Committee. She earned her J.D. from Stanford Law School, and holds an M.A. in education policy and a B.A. from Harvard College. Before joining Farella, Aviva served as a law clerk for the Honorable Wilma A. Lewis, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Virgin Islands. Prior to law school, Aviva worked at Google on the Global Communications and Public Affairs team.
Founded in 2009, LCLD includes more than 300 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession. Now in its fourth year as a full-scale program, the Pathfinder Program is an initiative that has filled a gap in LCLD programming, targeting associates and the youngest members of corporate law departments.
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 offices in the Napa Valley that are focused on the wine industry.