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Farella Braun + Martel Strengthens IP Litigation and Real Estate Groups with Addition of Two Attorneys

June 5, 2012 Announcement

SAN FRANCISCO, June 5, 2012 – Farella Braun + Martel LLP adds Cathleen Garrigan as an associate in its Intellectual Property Litigation Department and Jeffrey Tyrrell as an associate in its Real Estate and Land Use Department.

Garrigan’s intellectual property litigation practice focuses on patent infringement matters. She has represented leading pharmaceutical, medical device and mobile communications companies in all phases of litigation and in federal court, arbitration and International Trade Commission hearings. She joins Farella from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan’s San Francisco office. She previously assisted in several civil and criminal trials as a law clerk to the Hon. Legrome D. Davis of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Garrigan received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (2007), where she was a senior editor of the Journal of Constitutional Law.

Tyrrell represents institutional and non-institutional real estate investors, lenders, borrowers, developers and operators in a broad range of real estate matters, including acquisitions and dispositions, mortgage, mezzanine and construction financing, joint ventures, loan restructuring and workouts, and leasing with respect to commercial, mixed-use, multi-family, retail and hospitality properties. He joins Farella from Axiom Law in San Francisco and previously was an associate with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, also in San Francisco. Tyrrell earned his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law (2005).  

Farella Braun + Martel represents clients throughout the United States and abroad in sophisticated business transactions and high-stakes commercial, civil and criminal litigation. Founded in 1962, we are headquartered in San Francisco and maintain an office in the Napa Valley that is focused on the wine industry. We are known for our imaginative legal solutions and the dynamism and intellectual creativity of our lawyers. With our unwavering service ethic and interdisciplinary team approach, we are committed to advancing our clients' objectives in the most effective, coordinated and efficient manner. www.fbm.com

Contacts:
Melinda Hepp / Traci Stuart                             Cheryl Loof
Blattel Communications                                   Farella Braun + Martel LLP
415.397.4811                                                   415.954.4433   
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