Insights
Firm News

Farella Braun + Martel Awards 2015 Diversity Scholarships

June 5, 2015 Announcement

SAN FRANCISCO, June 5, 2015 – Farella Braun + Martel LLP announces the recipients of its 2015 Diversity Scholarships. Farella is awarding a total of $30,000 in scholarship grants to three Bay Area first-year law students. Dell Inc.’s Legal Department collaborated with Farella’s Diversity Scholarship Program Committee to award the scholarships and is providing the students with Dell tablets.

The 2015 recipients of the Farella Braun + Martel Diversity Scholarships are:

Martha Camarillo Freston attends the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where she is solicitations editor for the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice, a Phoenix Fellow of the Berkeley Law Foundation and a member of La Raza Law Students Association and Christians at Boalt. She earned a B.A., magna cum laude, in psychology from Weber State University, where she earned the Excellence in Service honor, was president of the Nous Philosophy Club and received the Crystal Crest “Woman of the Year” Award for leadership, scholarship and personal integrity. This summer Freston will intern with the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.

Hector Emilio Corea attends the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where he is a member of La Raza Law Journal and La Raza Law Students Association and earned a Boalt Hall Fellowship. He serves as a volunteer and interpreter at the East Bay Dreamer Clinic. Corea received a B.A., magna cum laude, in philosophy and political science from Wichita State University, where he received the Presidential Scholarship Award and the Craig Macy Endowed Scholarship in Philosophy. He serves in the U.S. Army Reserve as a sergeant and public affairs specialist and has earned numerous honors.

Amanda Sharon Depuy attends the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she serves as historian and secretary of the Black Law Students Association and will serve as its president in the 2015-2016 school year. She recently was the first place winner in the Black History Month Knowledge Bowl. She earned a B.S., with honors, in political science from Middle Tennessee State University. During her undergrad studies, she volunteered as a big sister with Big Brother Big Sister. This summer Depuy will be a legal intern with the San Jose Sharks.

“Congratulations to this year’s inspiring recipients, each of whom impressed our selection committee with their outstanding academic and community accomplishments,” said Erica Villanueva, insurance recovery partner and co-chair of Farella’s Diversity + Inclusion Committee. “We were pleased to have members of Dell’s Legal Department take part in the program again this year. Our firms share a commitment to increasing diversity and supporting outstanding diverse students on their way to becoming lawyers.”

“Dell believes that diversity is fundamental to success. We are thrilled to participate in Farella Braun + Martel’s Diversity Scholarship Program for a second year. The law firm continues to impress us with their commitment to their community and we are grateful for the opportunity to contribute in whatever way we can,” said Laura Coleman, vice-president of litigation at Dell.

Now in its 15th 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, background, activities, obligations, commitment to serving the community and financial need. To date, the firm has awarded $320,000 in scholarships to 65 local first-year law students.

Farella Braun + Martel represents clients throughout the United States and abroad in sophisticated business transactions and complex 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]

Firm Highlights

Publication

Battery Energy Storage Systems Series

The increasing mandates and incentives for the rapid deployment of energy storage are resulting in a boom in the deployment of utility-scale battery energy storage systems (BESS), presenting both challenges and opportunities for energy developers...

Read More
Event

LSI's PFAS Contamination and Regulation in California Virtual Conference

Sarah Bell will be speaking at LSI's virtual conference on PFAS Contamination and Regulation in California live webinar, "PFAS and Hazardous Materials Cleanup Laws." Details: CWA violations, CERCLA designations, and NRD claims as potential game...

Read More
News

More Americans Are Renouncing Their Citizenship

In the article, "More Americans Are Renouncing Their Citizenship," originally published in The Wall Street Journal , Erin Fraser discusses tax and estate planning issues related to renouncing U.S. citizenship. Link to the full article .

Read More
Publication

Insights Into the First Patent Trial in Waco, Texas - MV3 Partners v. Roku

A 7-person jury in Waco, Texas, recently returned its verdict in the first patent trial held before Judge Albright: defense verdict, no finding of infringement. In the MV3 Partners v. Roku dispute, MV3 Partners...

Read More
Event

Trade Secrets Protection, Enforcement & Litigation West Coast Conference

Eugene Mar is a featured panelist at the Trade Secrets Protection, Enforcement & Litigation West Coast Conference virtual event.

Read More
Event

3rd Annual BASF Cannabis Conference

Jeff Hamilton will moderate the program "All of the “Hot Topics” in Cannabis” at the 3rd Annual BASF Cannabis Conference. Details: The BASF Cannabis Conference provides attorneys an opportunity to enhance their practical skills...

Read More
Publication

Year-End Estate Planning in an Election Year

The 2020 election is less than a month away and year-end estate planning is already underway for many. Under current law, the estate, gift and GST (generation-skipping transfer) tax exemptions for 2020 are set at...

Read More
News

Alexis Sinclair Joins Farella Braun + Martel’s Financial Services Industry Group

SAN FRANCISCO, October 14, 2020: Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce that business transactions lawyer Alexis Sinclair has joined the firm as special counsel in its Financial Services...

Read More
Publication

Ashley Breakfield CREW SF Interview on Diversity

Farella's Ashley Breakfield is a member of CREW Network's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force . She spoke about diversity efforts with Commercial Real Estate Women of San Francisco (CREW SF) President Samantha S. Low, LEED AP.

Read More
News

3 Things To Know After Busy WDTX Patent Judge's 1st Trial

Eugene Mar spoke to Law360 about the  MV3 Partners LLC v. Roku Inc.  case in the article, " 3 Things To Know After Busy WDTX Patent Judge's 1st Trial." In the article, Eugene said he's...

Read More