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Jerome Braun Received 2013 Hazelden Excellence in Legal Community Leadership Award

October 11, 2013 Announcement

SAN FRANCISCO, October 11, 2013: Farella Braun + Martel Founding Partner Jerome I. Braun is the recipient of the Hazelden Legal Professionals Program’s second annual “Hazelden Excellence in Legal Community Leadership Award.”

The award recognizes Braun’s dedication and passionate advocacy for the triumph of recovery over addiction and his work and contributions toward the cause that make him an inspiration and a role model for judges, attorneys and law students throughout California and across the country.

The award was presented to Braun on Saturday, October 5th as part of the annual Legal Professionals Retreat at Hazelden’s Dan Anderson Renewal Center in Center City, Minnesota. Click here to read Hazelden's announcement.

Braun’s community contributions include serving as an officer and a director of The Other Bar, an organization designed to help alcoholics in the legal profession. He also is the founder, president and co-director of The Other Road Foundation, a non-profit group that underwrites treatment for recovering alcoholics. He 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.

In his distinguished career as a trial lawyer, Braun maintained a diverse trial and appellate practice in areas such as complex commercial litigation, securities regulation, antitrust and legal malpractice. He has 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 and a former trustee of the San Francisco Bar Foundation. 

Braun is a former member and chair of the Ninth Circuit Senior Advisory Board, and is a member and past president of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society, where he raised most of the 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 esteemed American Inns of Court Professionalism Award.

Farella Braun + Martel represents clients throughout the United States and abroad in sophisticated business transactions and high-stakes commercial, civil and criminal litigation. Farella lawyers are known for their imaginative legal solutions, 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, Farella is headquartered in San Francisco and maintains an office in the Napa Valley focused on the wine industry.

Cheryl Loof
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
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