Insights
Firm News

Farella Braun + Martel Names New Partners Deepak Gupta and Sarah Peterman

January 10, 2013 Announcement

SAN FRANCISCO, January 10, 2013 – Farella Braun + Martel LLP has elevated two attorneys to partner: Deepak Gupta and Sarah Peterman.

 

“We are thrilled to welcome Deepak and Sarah to our partnership,” said firm chairman Steve Lowenthal. “They embody Farella’s blend of exceptional lawyering, creativity and dedication to client service. We expect them to be an integral part of the firm’s future.”

 

Gupta is an intellectual property and technology litigator focused on patent and copyright litigation. He is a founder of the firm's Internet Law Group and has significant experience representing Internet companies as well as content owners in Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) matters. He has first-chair jury trial experience and has successfully argued motions at the preliminary injunction, dismissal and summary judgment phases of litigation. Gupta has been named to the list of Northern California Rising Stars by Super Lawyers in the field of Intellectual Property. He earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School (2002), where he was a Lewis and Sheldon Fellow and obtained his B.S. with academic distinction from Stanford University (1995).

 

Peterman’s practice focuses on environmental and natural resources litigation and counseling in environmental enforcement actions, cost recovery litigation, citizen suits, complex toxic tort litigation and administrative proceedings. Her clients include product manufacturers, distributors, transportation companies, real estate developers and commercial property owners. She has first-chaired jury trials and successfully argued significant dispositive motions prior to trial. Peterman has been recognized among the Northern California Rising Stars by Super Lawyers in the field of Environmental Litigation. She serves on the Board of Directors for Golden Gate Audubon Society and for California Summer Music. Peterman earned her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (2003), where she was a member of the Constitutional Law Quarterly and a copy editor for the Hastings Law News, and her A.B. from Princeton University (2000).

 

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. www.fbm.com

 

Contact:

Cheryl Loof

(415) 954-4433 / [email protected]

Firm Highlights

Publication

Supreme Court Ruling Expands Reach of Clean Water Act NPDES Permitting

Read the article on California Ag Net , here . In April, the United States Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling clarifying the reach of the federal Clean Water Act. The Court decided that a...

Read More
News

Lawyers See Maui Opinion as Grounds to Challenge Trump Water Rule

Environmental law partner Sarah Bell was quoted in the Bloomberg Law article, "Lawyers See Maui Opinion as Grounds to Challenge Trump Water Rule." In the article, Sarah said the Maui holding will be used...

Read More
Publication

The Winding Trail Home: Marin County Secures Key Multi-Use Trail Access Decision

With Marin County’s Mt. Tamalpais often considered the birthplace of mountain biking, it should not be surprising that the County finds itself at the forefront of California’s battle over multi-use trail access and consequently...

Read More
News

SCOTUS Clean Water Act Test ‘Devastating’ for Industry

Sarah Bell commented on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling saying that the Clean Water Act can be used to regulate pollution that travels through groundwater. Read full article, here . The case is  County...

Read More
Publication

New Screening Levels for Key PFAS Chemicals Will Spur Regulatory Action at Contaminated Sites

In support of the State Water Resources Control Board’s (State Board) efforts to investigate and evaluate the public health effects of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), the San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board...

Read More
News

Coronavirus Slowing PFAS Testing, Cleanup Efforts Across U.S.

Farella environmental law partner Sarah Bell spoke to Bloomberg Law about PFAS pollution testing delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic. In the article, Sarah commented that multiple months of delays are likely to affect...

Read More
Publication

Key PFAS Regulatory Standards Set in California

In support of California’s efforts to investigate and evaluate the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the environment, the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Board) has released interim...

Read More
News

EPA Narrows States’ Veto Power Over Infrastructure Projects

Environmental Law Partner Sarah Bell spoke to Bloomberg Law about EPA rule (RIN: 2040-AF86 ), which aims to discourage coastal states from relying on part of the Clean Water Act to block fossil fuel...

Read More
News

Farella Braun + Martel Attorneys, Practices Recognized by Chambers USA 2020

SAN FRANCISCO, April 23, 2020: Farella Braun + Martel announces that Chambers USA has recognized 12 lawyers and five practice areas in the legal directory’s 2020 edition. Individual Rankings: Tyler Gerking – Insurance: Policyholders...

Read More
Publication

New EPA Clean Water Act Rule Attempts to Streamline Permitting Process

Earlier this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized the “Clean Water Act Section 401 Certification Rule” (Rule). The Rule comes with significant procedural and substantive changes to the certification process for infrastructure projects. Under...

Read More