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Farella Braun + Martel's Nan Joesten Appointed Co-Chair of Woman Advocate Committee of the ABA’S Section of Litigation

August 28, 2008 Announcement

SAN FRANCISCO, September 2, 2008 - Farella Braun + Martel Partner Nan E. Joesten has been appointed a co-chair of the Woman Advocate Committee of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association for 2008-2009. Joesten practices in the firm's Intellectual Property & Technology and Business Litigation Departments.

The Woman Advocate Committee sponsors programs on trial and advocacy skills, as well as on business development and issues of interest to women advocates. Additionally, the Committee offers numerous networking opportunities and publishes a quarterly newsletter.

Joesten's complex litigation practice emphasizes intellectual property matters, including patent and trademark disputes, trade secret misappropriation cases, and technology-related litigation. She is the partner co-chair of Farella Braun + Martel's Professional Development Committee and is serving a two-year term as president of the Boalt Hall Alumni Association. In 2007, Joesten was awarded the UC Berkeley Foundation Trustee's Citation Award for outstanding service to the law school. 

Joesten received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 1997, and her B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1982, where she serves as a member of the Engineering Advisory Council.  Prior to her legal career, Joesten was a manufacturing engineer and an advertising brand manager for the Procter & Gamble Company. 

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.


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