Insights
Firm News

Farella Lawyers Take on 2019 BASF Board Leadership Roles: Kelly Matayoshi Elevated to President-Elect of the Barristers Club Board of Directors; Erica Villanueva Elected to BASF Board of Directors

December 18, 2018 Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, December 18, 2018: Farella Braun + Martel LLP is pleased to announce that Kelly Matayoshi has been named President-Elect of the Bar Association of San Francisco’s (BASF) Barristers Club Board of Directors. After a one-year term beginning on January 1, 2019, Matayoshi will step up to become President. Erica Villanueva has been appointed to BASF’s Board of Directors as of January 1, 2019 for a three-year term.

The 2019 officers and board members will be installed at the BASF Annual Membership Luncheon on December 18, 2018.

A senior associate, Matayoshi focuses on complex civil litigation, including resolving contract disputes, products liability claims and subrogation defense. To learn more about Kelly Matayoshi, click here.

Villanueva is an insurance recovery partner at Farella. She advises policyholders seeking to maximize coverage under their insurance policies and litigates insurance coverage disputes. She has substantial coverage litigation experience, both at the trial and appellate levels. Villanueva served as chair of BASF’s Insurance Law Section in 2018 and just completed a three-year term on BASF’s Judiciary Committee. To learn more about Erica Villanueva, click here.

Farella Braun + Martel LLP is a leading Northern California law firm representing corporate and private clients in sophisticated business transactions and complex commercial, civil and criminal litigation. Clients like our imaginative legal solutions and the dynamism and intellectual creativity of our lawyers. The attorneys in each practice group work cohesively in interdisciplinary teams to advance the clients’ objectives in the most effective, coordinated and efficient manner. Founded in 1962, we are headquartered in San Francisco and maintain an office in the Napa Valley that is focused on the wine industry.  

Contact:
Cheryl Loof
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
415.954.4433 / [email protected]
Follow us on LinkedIn | Twitter

Firm Highlights

Event

Litigating Civil and Criminal Trade Secret Cases: Trends, Best Practices, and Lessons Learned

Trade secret litigation is on the rise, both civil litigation and follow-on criminal prosecution for trade secret theft. Companies are grappling with how to protect their valuable information and minimize risk in their technological...

Read More
Publication

Facebook Suspends Apps That Scrape Data From Its Platform Following Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Read More
Publication

3 Trends in Criminal Trade Secret Prosecution

Criminal trade secret prosecutions are on the rise nationwide and in the Northern District of California, especially cases relating to alleged theft by Chinese nationals and entities. According to a 2017 report by the...

Read More
News

Carly Alameda and Eugene Mar Named to Benchmark Litigation’s 40 & Under Hotlist 2019

Farella Braun + Martel partners  Carly O. Alameda and Eugene Y. Mar have been named to Benchmark Litigation ’s “ 40 & Under Hotlist” for 2019. The list honors partners 40 or younger who...

Read More
News

Douglas Young Installed as President of the American College of Trial Lawyers

Read More
News

Benchmark California 2020 Ranks Farella Among Top Litigation Firms

Doug Young named among Top 20 Trial Lawyers in California SAN FRANCISCO, October 16, 2019: Farella Braun + Martel continues to be ranked among the top litigation firms by Benchmark California 2020, a guide...

Read More
News

Kelly Matayoshi Installed as President of UC Hastings College of the Law Alumni Association Board of Governors

Read More
News

Major Victory for hiQ Labs, 9th Circuit Upholds Right to Access Publicly Available LinkedIn Data

In a blockbuster ruling, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed startup hiQ Labs, Inc.’s preliminary injunction (PI) against LinkedIn granted by Judge Edward Chen of the United States District Court for the Northern...

Read More
News

Farella Braun + Martel Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020

Read More
News

Ninth Circuit Upholds Data Miner's Injunction Against LinkedIn

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit sided with data analytics company hiQ Labs, Inc. and upheld an injunction barring LinkedIn from blocking it from accessing information made publicly available by the professional networking site’s users...

Read More