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Chambers USA 2012 Recognizes Farella Braun + Martel Lawyers, Practices

June 7, 2012 Accolades

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (June 7, 2012):  Farella Braun + Martel announces that Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized 13 lawyers and seven practice areas in its 2012 edition. 

Nationally, Chambers USA recognized Farella’s Construction and Food & Beverages (Alcohol) practice areas.  In California, the Construction practice received a top-tier Band 1 ranking, the publication’s highest distinction.  Also noted among leading practices in the state were Farella’s Commercial Litigation, Environmental, Insurance Coverage, Real Estate and White Collar Crime & Government Investigations practices. Farella lawyers earning a top-tier Band 1 ranking were James Bruen (Environmental), Deborah Ballati (Construction), Charles Sink (Construction) and Doug Young (White Collar Crime).

Farella practices and lawyers ranked in Chambers USA 2012 include:

National

Construction: Sources say, “They do what they do extremely well. As a user of their service I love their honesty and clarity about who they are and what they do.”

Food & Beverages (Alcohol): Chambers USA notes, “This impressive firm is recommended by clients for its integrity and commitment to their best interests.”  Sources say, “The team is fast, accurate, professional and very efficient. They are well staffed and there is strong leadership.”

California

Construction: Sources say, “Farella Braun + Martel is top-drawer, professional and responsive.”  Attorneys ranked include Deborah Ballati, Alan Harris, Charles Sink, Jeffrey Sykes and Carl Switzer.
  
Environmental: Sources say, “They are expert, experienced, practical and cost-efficient. I would recommend them to anyone encountering environmental issues in California.” Attorneys ranked include James Bruen, Robert Hines and Chris Locke.

Insurance (Policy Holder): Attorneys ranked include William Friedrich and Mary McCutcheon.

Litigation (General Commercial): Sources say, “They have been very successful in working with us to mitigate risk and win litigations; I'd recommend them!” Doug Young is ranked.

Litigation (White Collar Crime & Government Investigations): Sources say, “They are maturing into a sophisticated practice; an excellent firm in terms of their skillset.”  Doug Young is ranked.

Real Estate/Land Use:  Sources say, “Very high quality at a relatively cost-efficient rate.”  Steven Vettel is ranked.

Additionally, Partner John Cooper earned a ranking in the Intellectual Property practice area. Chambers USA notes that Cooper “commands respect from peers for his representation of technology companies in major IP litigation and antitrust and technological defect disputes.”

Chambers USA ranks both law firms and attorneys. Qualities on which the rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by clients.  The rankings are derived from surveys and interviews with in-house counsel.

Click here to view Chambers USA’s 2012 rankings and editorial for Farella Braun + Martel practices and attorneys.


Farella Braun + Martel represents clients throughout the United States and abroad in sophisticated business transactions and high-stakes commercial, civil and criminal litigation. Founded in 1962, the firm is headquartered in San Francisco and maintains an office in the Napa Valley focused on the wine industry. Farella Braun + Martel lawyers are known for their imaginative legal solutions, dynamism and intellectual creativity. With an unwavering service ethic and interdisciplinary team approach, the firm is committed to advancing clients' objectives in the most effective, coordinated and efficient manner. Farella Braun + Martel is a green business.  www.fbm.com

Contact: Cheryl Loof
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
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