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Farella Braun + Martel Ranked Among “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers

November 1, 2017 Announcement

SAN FRANCISCO, November 1, 2017: Farella Braun + Martel LLP has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers 2018 “Best Law Firms” rankings. Several Farella practices were recognized both nationally and regionally.

According to U.S. News – Best Lawyers, “Firms included in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.”

National Rankings

Tier 1
Appellate Practice
Land Use & Zoning Law
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions –
    Defendants

Tier 2
Commercial Litigation
Environmental Law
Insurance Law
Litigation – Antitrust
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Environmental
Litigation – Securities

Tier 3
Construction Law
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Patent
Natural Resources Law

Metropolitan Rankings – San Francisco

Tier 1
Appellate Practice
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Environmental Law
Insurance Law
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation – Antitrust
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Environmental
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Securities
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions -
    Defendants
Natural Resources Law
Tax Law
Trust & Estates Law

Tier 2
Banking and Finance Law
Energy Law
Litigation - Patent
Non-Profit / Charities Law
Real Estate Law

Tier 3
Corporate Law

To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top four percent of practicing attorneys in the U.S. Forty-one Farella lawyers are listed in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Click here to view the list.

Firm Highlights

Publication

Major Decision Affects Law of Scraping and Online Data Collection, Meta Platforms v. Bright Data

On January 23, 2024, the court in Meta Platforms Inc. v. Bright Data Ltd. , Case No. 3:23-cv-00077-EMC (N.D. Cal.), issued a summary judgment ruling with potentially wide-ranging ramifications for the law of scraping and...

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Publication

Wire Fraud Victims Have New Reporting Factors After Ciminelli

Originally published by  Bloomberg Law . Courts around the country have seen an influx of challenges to indictments and convictions since the US Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in  Ciminelli v. United States  last May...

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News

Farella Wins Complete Defense Ruling at Trial for Smart Meter Technology Company

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel secured a complete defense victory for a smart meter technology company following a two-week bench trial in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of California...

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Publication

Reporting Dispute Claims Within Closely Held Wineries

Many wineries operate as closely held companies, meaning they’re owned by an individual or small group of shareholders, who are often members of the same family. Disputes regarding ownership interests can arise, particularly when directors...

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News

Sarah Good Honored Among Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business

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Publication

Disputes Between Shareholders May Not Be Governed by Fiduciary Duties but Could Be Covered by Insurance

(As published in Private Company Director ) Disputes regarding ownership interests often arise in the context of closely held corporations, particularly when directors, officers, or majority shareholders sell or acquire ownership interests in the...

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News

Farella 2024 Partner Elevations: Cynthia Castillo and Greg LeSaint

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce the election of two lawyers to partnership effective Jan. 1: Cynthia Castillo and Greg LeSaint. “We are thrilled to elevate Cynthia and...

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News

Farella Braun + Martel Earns 2024 Best Law Firms® Rankings

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Publication

Compelling Employees to Arbitration Suddenly Has Less of an Upside

On July 17, the California Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision in Adolph v. Uber Techs Inc., as to whether employees still have standing to sue for "non-individual" PAGA claims when they have been...

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News

Scraping Battles: Meta Loses Legal Effort to Halt Harvesting of Personal Profiles

Alex Reese spoke to Matt Fleischer-Black of  Cybersecurity Law Report about the Meta v. Bright Data decision and its impact on U.S. scraping case law. Read the article here (paywall or trial).

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