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James Bruen Named 2015 Client Choice Award Winner: Environment & Climate Change - California

March 2, 2015 Announcement

SAN FRANCISCO, March 2, 2015: Farella Braun + Martel LLP Environmental Law Partner James A. Bruen was named the exclusive recipient of the International Law Office (ILO) 2015 Client Choice Award in the Environment & Climate Change category for California.

Established in 2005, the Client Choice Awards recognize those partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client service they provide. The criteria for the awards focus on the ability to add real value to clients’ business above and beyond other players in the market. The awards are given based on an extensive survey of senior corporate counsel, with this year's winners chosen from a pool of more than 2,000 individual client assessments. This year Client Choice honored 187 attorneys across the United States and Canada.

Bruen has more than 40 years of criminal and civil litigation and business counseling experience representing industry, universities and governmental institutions in complex domestic and international products and environmental counseling and litigation. He is also a highly regarded expert in product stewardship with wide-ranging experience in product design, manufacturing, distribution and stewardship issues, as well as on plant sitings, plant closures, raw material sourcing, EHS management systems, codes of conduct, effluent guidelines and other sustainable development issues. Bruen is an officer (Secretary) and Fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers, where he also serves as the Regent administering the College’s international pro bono program and as a member of the Executive Committee. To read more about Bruen, please visit www.fbm.com/James_A_Bruen.

Learn more about the awards at Client Choice.

Farella Braun + Martel represents clients throughout the United States and abroad in sophisticated business transactions and complex commercial, civil and criminal litigation. Farella lawyers are known for their imaginative legal solutions to today’s business challenges, 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. Founded in 1962, the firm is headquartered in San Francisco and maintains an office in the Napa Valley focused on the wine industry. www.fbm.com

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

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