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Farella Braun + Martel’s Jerome Braun Honored With Bill Edlund Award for Professionalism in the Law

January 15, 2020 Announcement

Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that Founding Partner Jerome I. (“Jerry”) Braun is the recipient of the second annual Bill Edlund Award for Professionalism in the Law presented by the Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society and the Northern District Historical Society.

The Bill Edlund Award Celebration honoring Braun will be held on Feb. 6 in San Francisco at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Event details and registration for the event can be found, here.

In his distinguished career as a trial lawyer, Braun maintained a diverse trial and appellate practice in complex commercial litigation, securities regulation, antitrust, and legal malpractice. He served as an arbitrator, mediator, and as a special master for the federal courts. Braun is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. He is a past president of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers.

Braun is a former member and chair of the Ninth Circuit Senior Advisory Board, a past director of the Northern District Historical Society, and is a member and past president of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society, where he raised funds for the youth-directed biography of the late Judge Cecil Poole, A Life in the Law. In 2005, Braun was awarded the Ninth Circuit’s highest accolade, the John P. Frank Award, recognizing an outstanding lawyer practicing in the federal courts of the western United States. In 1999, he received the American Inns of Court Professionalism Award as “a senior lawyer practicing in the Ninth Circuit whose life and practice display sterling character and unquestioned integrity, coupled with ongoing dedication to the highest standards of the legal profession and the rule of law.”

Braun’s community contributions include serving as a two-term president and a director of The Other Bar, an organization designed to help alcoholics in the legal profession. In 2016, The Other Bar honored Braun with its inaugural Edward Train Caldwell Service Award in recognition of his “extraordinary service to The Other Bar and the California legal profession.” He is the founder, president and co-director of The Other Road Foundation, a non-profit group that underwrites treatment for recovering alcoholics. In 2013, he received the Hazelden Legal Professionals Program’s second annual Hazelden Excellence in Legal Community Leadership Award. Braun has served as a director of the San Francisco Jewish Home for the Aged, Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, and as past president and director for life of the Jewish Community Federation. He is a member of the American Law Institute.

Farella Braun + Martel is a leading Northern California law firm representing corporate and private clients in sophisticated business transactions and complex commercial, civil and criminal litigation. Clients seek our imaginative legal solutions and the dynamism and intellectual creativity of our lawyers. We are headquartered in San Francisco and maintain offices in the Napa Valley that are focused on the wine industry.

Contact:
Cheryl Loof
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
415.954.4433 / [email protected]

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