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Farella Braun + Martel Participates in Inaugural Women in Law Hackathon

March 9, 2016 Announcement

SAN FRANCISCO, March 9, 2016: Farella Braun + Martel LLP is proud to be a participating law firm in the inaugural Women in Law Hackathon aimed at advancing women in the legal profession. The Hackathon was launched by Diversity Lab, in partnership with Stanford Law School and Bloomberg Law.


Women in Law Hackathon is a Shark Tank-style pitch competition aimed at generating innovative ideas to close the gender gap in law firms. Nearly two-thirds of the participants in the Hackathon are managing partners, practice group chairs, or other high-level leaders in their respective firms. They are working together virtually in teams from January to June 2016 to devise initiatives that will help retain and advance experienced women in law firms. Each team is comprised of six partners from across the country, two talent/diversity thought leaders, and a Stanford law student. The teams will present their ideas in-person to a panel of judges at the pitch event at Stanford Law School June 24.


Participating on a team is Sandra Edwards, Farella partner and chair of the firm’s Environmental Law Department.


To learn more about the Hackathon, visit the Diversity Lab website.


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 to today’s business challenges, 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.



Cheryl Loof

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

415.954.4433 / [email protected]


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