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Farella Braun + Martel Awards 2014 Diversity Scholarships

April 23, 2014 Announcement

SAN FRANCISCO, April 23, 2014 – Farella Braun + Martel LLP announces the recipients of its annual Diversity Scholarships. The firm increased the value of its program in 2014 to $10,000 scholarships awarded to three diverse first-year students at Bay Area law schools. This year, Dell Inc. collaborated with Farella’s Diversity Scholarship Program Committee to award the scholarships and is providing the students with Dell tablets.

 

The 2014 recipients of the Farella Braun + Martel Diversity Scholarships are:

  • Andrew Demirchyan – University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • Evelyn Rangel-Medina – University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
  • Sarracina Littlebird – Stanford Law School

“Congratulations to this year’s inspiring recipients, each of whom impressed our selection committee with their outstanding academic and community accomplishments,” said Steven Vettel, partner and co-chair of Farella’s Diversity Committee. “We were pleased to have members of Dell’s Legal Department join us, because our firms share a commitment to increasing diversity and supporting outstanding diverse Bay Area students on their way to becoming lawyers.”

 

“At Dell, we value diversity. We’re pleased to participate in this year’s Farella Braun + Martel Diversity Scholarship program. The program is another of the law firm’s exceptional contributions to the community and Dell was delighted to play a role in recognizing these extremely talented students.” said Laura Coleman, Vice-President of Litigation at Dell.

 

Now in its 14th year, the scholarship program was created to assist diverse Bay Area law students pursue their legal careers. Diversity Scholarship recipients are selected based on academic accomplishments, commitment to serving the community and financial need. To-date the firm has awarded $290,000 in scholarships to 62 local first-year law students.

 

Diversity is a core value of Farella. The firm continues its efforts to share its diversity programs and team with in-house legal departments, bar associations and other private practice firms to diversify the legal industry. In 2012, Farella was honored with the inaugural Dell Legal Diversity Award recognizing the firm’s extensive efforts to promote diversity within the legal profession. In 2010, Farella received the State Bar of California’s law firm Diversity Award as well as the California Minority Counsel Program (CMCP)’s Drucilla Stender Ramey Majority-Owned Law Firm Award.

 

Farella Braun + Martel represents clients throughout the United States and abroad in sophisticated business transactions and high-stakes commercial, civil and criminal litigation. Farella 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. Founded in 1962, the firm is headquartered in San Francisco and maintains an office in the Napa Valley focused on the wine industry. www.fbm.com

 

Contact:

Cheryl Loof

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

415.954.4433 / [email protected]

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