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Farella Braun + Martel Welcomes Attorney Christopher Wheeler

April 15, 2009 Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, Apr. 15, 2009:  Farella Braun + Martel has added associate Christopher C. Wheeler to the firm's Business Litigation Practice Group.

Wheeler joins Farella from the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation in Cambridge, Mass., where as vice president and deputy director he worked on efforts to address the financial crisis.  A litigation associate at San Francisco's Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin from 2002 - 2007, Wheeler also has experience with a broad range of commercial and individual disputes regarding business contracts, municipal contracts, partnerships, construction defects, bankruptcy, employment, intellectual property, real property, legal ethics and malpractice, consumer class actions, securities, wills and estates and political and administrative law.  Wheeler's professional experience also includes the financial services sector, having worked as an assistant economist in the Emerging Markets Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Wheeler earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School (2002) and his B.A., summa cum laude, in economics from Williams College (1996).                                                                       

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, the firm is headquartered in San Francisco and maintains an office in the Napa Valley focused on the wine industry. Farella Braun + Martel 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. Farella Braun + Martel is a Green Business. http://www.fbm.com/

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