Insights
Firm News

Farella Braun + Martel Adds Pair of Attorneys to Intellectual Property Litigation and Environmental Law Practice Groups

April 23, 2012 Announcement

SAN FRANCISCO, Apr. 23, 2012 – Farella Braun + Martel LLP welcomes Andrew Nguyen as an associate in its Intellectual Property Litigation Department and Brennan Quinn as an associate in its Environmental Law Department.

Nguyen’s practice focuses on representing high technology clients in patent infringement litigation. His cases have involved video games, digital video recorders, online video, smartphones, and hard drives. He joins Farella from Irell & Manella LLP’s Los Angeles office. Prior to his legal career, he served as a software engineering intern at both Symantec and Veritas. Nguyen received his J.D., cum laude, from the Northwestern University School of Law (2009), where he served as an editor of the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. He obtained his M.S. in computer science (2005) and B.S., cum laude, in computer science and engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles (2003).

Quinn is representing clients in environmental litigation. She joins Farella from Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP’s Washington, D.C. office and has served as a legal intern at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division. Quinn obtained her J.D. from Harvard Law School (2008), where she was a senior editor of the Environmental Law Review. She received her B.A., magna cum laude, in environmental studies from the University of Pennsylvania (2004).

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, we are headquartered in San Francisco and maintain an office in the Napa Valley that is focused on the wine industry. We are known for our imaginative legal solutions and the dynamism and intellectual creativity of our lawyers. With our unwavering service ethic and interdisciplinary team approach, we are committed to advancing our clients' objectives in the most effective, coordinated and efficient manner. www.fbm.com

Contacts:
Melinda Hepp / Traci Stuart                              Cheryl Loof
Blattel Communications                                    Farella Braun + Martel LLP
415.397.4811                                                    415.954.4433   
[email protected] / [email protected]         [email protected]

Firm Highlights

Publication

IP Law up for Best Supporting Role in the COVID-19 Relief Spending Bill and Other New Legislation

The new, more than 5,000-page spending bill (formally known as The Consolidated Appropriations Act), which includes the latest COVID-19 relief, had a few surprises under its cover. Two of those surprises focus directly on...

Read More
News

Google Wins Unanimous Verdict in Patent Case in Western District of Texas

Farella Braun + Martel client Google LLC won a complete defense verdict from a Texas federal jury in the Western District of Texas on October 6. At issue were allegations that Google's Nest Hub...

Read More
Publication

Data Center Business Deals Gone Bad, and the Risks of the “Known in the Industry” Defense

Exploring business partnerships often involves or even requires sharing highly confidential trade secret information. The data center industry is no exception, and its participants have in recent years faced litigation focused around the intellectual...

Read More
Publication

SCOTUS Copyright Fair Use Decision: Google vs. Oracle Recap and Takeaways

Eugene Mar and Erik Olson discuss "SCOTUS Copyright Fair Use Decision: Google vs. Oracle Recap and Takeaways." After more than a decade of litigation that included multiple trials and appeals, the Supreme Court of...

Read More
News

Four Farella Intellectual Property Partners Named 2021 IP Stars; Firm Recommended for Patent Litigation

Farella Braun + Martel’s James L. Day , Jeffrey M. Fisher , Eugene Mar , and Stephanie P. Skaff  have been named IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property in its 2021 guide to the...

Read More
Publication

Tips For Banks As USAA Check Deposit Patent Dispute Grows

In January 2020, we wrote a  Law360 guest article  that highlighted some of the risks that followed Wells Fargo Bank NA's strategy in its patent dispute with the United Services Automobile Association over remote deposit check imaging technology. Nearly...

Read More
News

Jeff Fisher Named Among Top Trade Secrets Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal

Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that Jeffrey M. Fisher was named among 2021’s “Top Trade Secrets Lawyers” in California by the Daily Journal . Jeff is an accomplished trial lawyer with...

Read More
News

51 Farella Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022 and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

Forty-six Farella Braun + Martel lawyers were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America © .  Five Farella lawyers were named to Best Lawyers: Ones to...

Read More
News

Farella Braun + Martel Attorneys Named to 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Thirty-seven Farella Braun + Martel lawyers were named to the Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists of top attorneys in Northern California for 2021. 2021 Farella Northern California Super Lawyers: George Argyris – Estate...

Read More
Publication

No Quarter: What Claims Doesn’t Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act Protect Platform Companies Against?

Depending on what you read or who you talk to, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (47 U.S.C. § 230) (CDA) is either a tool of censorship, a shield of Big Tech that...

Read More