Erica Villanueva Honored by California Rural Legal Assistance
SAN FRANCISCO, October 26, 2018: Farella Braun + Martel LLP proudly announces that Partner Erica Villanueva will be honored by California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) with its 2018 Outstanding Alumni Award at its 2018 San Francisco Fiesta on November 8 at the City Club of San Francisco.
Villanueva advises policyholders seeking to maximize coverage under their insurance policies and litigates insurance coverage disputes. She has substantial coverage litigation experience, both at the trial and appellate levels. Villanueva currently serves as chair of the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Insurance Law Section and as a member of BASF’s Judiciary Committee, and in 2019 will begin serving a three-year term on the BASF Board of Directors. She also serves on the board for Centro Legal de la Raza and as a regional representative for the Yale Law School Alumni Executive Committee. At Farella, she is the partner co-chair of the firm’s Diversity + Inclusion Committee. Villanueva has been named to Benchmark Litigation’s 40 & Under Hotlist (2017-2018). She was the recipient of the 2016 Client Choice Award in the Insurance category for California from International Law Office (ILO) and Lexology. During law school, Villanueva worked as a summer clerk at CRLA. She earned her J.D. from Yale Law School in 2004.
Farella Braun + Martel LLP is a leading Northern California law firm representing corporate and private clients in sophisticated business transactions and complex commercial, civil and criminal litigation. Clients like our imaginative legal solutions and the dynamism and intellectual creativity of our lawyers. The attorneys in each practice group work cohesively in interdisciplinary teams to advance the clients’ objectives in the most effective, coordinated and efficient manner. Founded in 1962, we are headquartered in San Francisco and maintain an office in the Napa Valley that is focused on the wine industry.