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Farella Braun + Martel Practice Areas, Attorneys Ranked by Chambers USA 2016

May 27, 2016 Announcement

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (May 27, 2016): Farella Braun + Martel LLP announces that Chambers USA has recognized six practice areas and named 12 lawyers as leaders in their field in the legal directory’s 2016 edition.

The firm’s Construction practice received a Band 1 ranking in California and earned a Band 2 spot in the Nationwide tables, which focus on those firms that are the country’s best in their respective areas of practice. Farella practices also earning coveted rankings in California include Commercial Litigation, Environmental, Insurance Recovery and White Collar Crime & Government Investigations. In the Intellectual Property table for California, Farella is listed among Other Noted Firms recognizing notable firms that are active in a practice area but have not yet been ranked.

Farella lawyers earning a top-tier Band 1 ranking are James Bruen (Environmental), Deborah Ballati (Construction) and Douglas Young (White Collar Crime).

Practice Area Rankings:
Construction – National, California
Environmental – California
Insurance: Policyholders – California
Litigation: General Commercial – California
Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations – California

Individual Rankings:
Deborah Ballati – Construction
James Bruen – Environmental
William Friedrich – Insurance: Policyholders
Tyler Gerking – Insurance: Policyholders
Alan Harris – Construction, Construction Mediators
Robert Hines – Environmental
Chris Locke – Environmental
Mary McCutcheon – Insurance: Policyholders
Charles Sink – Construction
Jeffrey Sykes –  Construction
Steven Vettel – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Douglas Young – Litigation: General Commercial / White Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Farella Braun + Martel represents clients throughout the United States and abroad in sophisticated business transactions and high-stakes 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, Farella 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
415.954.4433 / [email protected]

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