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Farella Braun + Martel Practices and Lawyers Receive Top Rankings in Chambers USA

June 16, 2008 Accolades

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (June 16, 2008):  Farella Braun + Martel LLP received top rankings in the 2008 Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business.  The firm was recognized as one of the leading law firms nationally in Food & Beverages (Alcohol) and in California in the areas of Construction, Environment, Insurance Coverage, Intellectual Property and Litigation. 

Chambers USA ranks both law firms and attorneys. Qualities on which the rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.

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Farella Braun + Martel ranked practice areas and individual attorneys:

Food & Beverages: Alcohol"This strong practice does the lot and does it well."

Attorney recognized:
Susan Cagann: "...sources remarking on her outstanding responsiveness and spot-on advice."

Construction: "...one of the premier construction practices in California..."

Attorneys recognized:
Deborah Ballati:  "Clients and peers alike applaud her powers of analysis."
Alan Harris:  "The exceptional Alan Harris is widely respected for his outstanding ability in arbitration, mediation and litigation."
Charles Sink:  "...superb analytical skills he displays in litigation, mediation and arbitration."

Environmental:  "This stunning, full-service firm offers long-standing expertise across the full range of environmental law."

Attorney recognized:
James Bruen: "...a thoughtful, charismatic environmental lawyer who is extremely gifted in the courtroom."

Insurance: Policy Holder:  "This high-quality litigation boutique handles insurance coverage disputes from first-party matters and third-party claims involving everything from securities fraud to biomedical litigation."

Attorneys recognized:
Mary McCutcheon:  "...highly skilled...is known for her expertise in D&O liability work..."
William Friedrich:  "Smart and easy to work with."

Intellectual Property: Patent

Attorney recognized:
John Cooper: "...an exceptionally bright guy with real flair."

Litigation: General Commercial: "...respected for its strong, strategic and tactical litigators."

Attorney recognized:
Douglas Young:  "...a fabulous lawyer."

Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations: "The white-collar practice of this litigation-focused firm frequently draws on resources from other practice groups, such as environment, securities, employment and IP, to offer a wide base of knowledge and expertise."

Attorney recognized:
Douglas Young:  "...superb and highly respected lawyer with a great deal of experience."  "Clients appreciate his "skill in assessing exposure and developing appropriate strategies to mitigate it."

Since its founding in 1962, Farella Braun + Martel has achieved a national reputation for the acumen of its business practice, the high profile cases of its complex commercial litigation practice and its prestigious client base. The San Francisco-based firm serves a diverse group of clients from multinational corporations to emerging businesses. The firm also has an office in the Napa Valley focused on the wine industry and related businesses.  Farella Braun + Martel is a Green Business.

Press Contact:
Cheryl Loof
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
415.954.4433

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