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James Bruen Recognized as a Trailblazer by the National Law Journal

March 5, 2018 Accolades

Farella Braun + Martel LLP Partner James A. Bruen has been named to the National Law Journal’s esteemed list of 2018 Energy and Environmental Trailblazers, highlighting 25 attorneys nationwide who continue to make their mark in the areas of energy and environmental law.

According to the National Law Journal, a common thread among the honorees is their deep passion and perseverance in pursuit of their mission and remarkable success along the way. Read Bruen’s Trailblazer profile, here.

Known for leading complex mass tort litigation, natural resource damage litigation and enforcement defense, Bruen has had an immense influence on environmental law over the course of his long career. With more than 40 years of litigation and counseling experience in the area, he is one of the foremost leaders in environmental law. A frequent lecturer on the art of the environmental trial, Bruen is also known for course materials on environmental emergency response and environmentally responsible product design, which remain in wide use by law departments and governmental entities throughout the country. Bruen led the prestigious American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL) as President in 2017 and serves as President of the newly forming ACOEL Foundation in 2018. 

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.  

Cheryl Loof
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
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