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Farella Braun + Martel Grows by Five Attorneys

January 14, 2011 Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO (Jan. 14, 2011):  Farella Braun + Martel added five associates to the firm.  New additions include:

Navjot Athwal - Real Estate:  Athwal earned his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (2010), where he served as executive editor for the Berkeley Business Law Journal and was a member of the Berkeley Moot Court Team.  Athwal served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Marilyn Hall Patel of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Allyson M. Franco - Intellectual Property:  Franco earned her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (2010), where she served as a senior editor for the Berkeley Journal of International Law, served as vice president of finance for the Boalt Hall Women's Association and volunteered in the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic.  She was also a legal intern for the Family Law Self Help Center at the Superior Court of California, Unified Family Court in San Francisco.

Benjamin J. Sitter - Business Litigation:  Sitter earned his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (2010), where he served as a supervising editor for the California Law Review and an assistant editor for the Berkeley Journal of International Law.  He was involved with the California Asylum Representation Clinic.

Eric C. Tausend - Construction:  Tausend earned his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (2010), where he served as senior articles editor for the Hastings Law Journal and was a member of the Thurston Society.  Tausend served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Jeffrey S. White of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. 

Michael L. Wang - Business Litigation:  Wang earned his J.D. from Stanford Law School (2010), where he was involved with the Immigration Pro Bono Project and Stanford Alumni Mentoring and was a member of the Stanford Law and Policy Review.  He served as a clinic law student for the Youth and Education Law Project and the Organizations and Transactions Clinic in Stanford, Calif.

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

Contacts:

Melinda Hepp / Traci Stuart 
Blattel Communications 
415.397.4811
[email protected] / [email protected] 

Cheryl Loof
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
415.954.4433 / [email protected]

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