Farella Braun + Martel Names Sandra Edwards Chair of Environmental Law Department
SAN FRANCISCO, March 9, 2015 – Farella Braun + Martel LLP has appointed Partner Sandra A. Edwards to chair its Environmental Law Department.
“We are delighted to have Sandra lead Farella’s nationally recognized Environmental Law Department. She is a talented lawyer, who is recognized both within the firm and in the legal community for her outstanding trial skills, excellent client service and strong leadership qualities,” said firm chairman Steve Lowenthal.
A former assistant district attorney for the City and County of San Francisco, Edwards is a seasoned trial lawyer with extensive experience in complex environmental litigation. She represents corporate clients prior to and during litigation throughout the country involving toxic torts, contaminated sites, CERCLA, FIFRA, RCRA and Proposition 65, including citizen suits and private attorneys general actions. She has national pharmaceutical and product liability trial and litigation experience representing manufacturers and distributors in individual and class action lawsuits. Edwards also represents owners and developers in property and construction disputes.
Edwards has served as General Counsel and Secretary to the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce since 2008 and has served as the co-chair of the Subcommittee of Women Environmental Lawyers for the Environmental Litigation Committee of the ABA’s Section of Litigation since 2010. She most recently served on Farella’s five-person strategic Advisory Board. Edwards earned her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law (1991).
Farella Braun + Martel represents clients throughout the United States and abroad in sophisticated business transactions and complex 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 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’s Environmental Law Department has a diverse skill set in complex environmental law and product stewardship, including litigation and counseling. The group is known for its ability to lead large and complex environmental enforcement defense, cost recovery litigation, land use, toxic tort and natural resource damages litigation. It is recognized by Chambers USA as a top tier environmental practice in California, and by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” as a top tier firm nationally in the areas of environmental litigation and mass tort litigation / class actions – defendants.
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