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Jessica Nall Elected to Board of Women Defenders

January 10, 2008 Announcement

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 10, 2008 - Farella Braun + Martel's Jessica K. Nall, a senior associate in the firm's Business Litigation and White Collar Crime practice groups, has been elected to the 2008 Board of Directors for Women Defenders, a membership organization that provides professional, technical and social support networks for female criminal defense practitioners. 

The Women Defenders Board is comprised of female criminal defense attorneys, including public defenders, solo practitioners and firm lawyers.  The organization offers MCLE-accredited skills seminars and activities whereby practitioners learn first-hand from the experience of other criminal defense lawyers, investigators, experts and professors.   

Nall has experience in complex civil and criminal litigation, including antitrust cases, SEC enforcement proceedings, stock option backdating litigation and related investigations, and litigation and enforcement actions involving Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.  Nall has also litigated on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants involved in trust and estate, real estate, insurance coverage, and general business disputes, and frequently represents clients with regard to governmental investigations and related civil and administrative claims.

Nall earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School (2001) and her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley (1998).

Since its founding in 1962, Farella Braun + Martel has achieved a national reputation for the acumen of its business practice, the high profile cases of its complex commercial litigation practice and its prestigious client base. Based in San Francisco, the firm serves a diverse group of clients from multinational corporations to emerging businesses. The firm also has an office in the Napa Valley focused on the wine industry and related businesses. Farella Braun + Martel is a Green Business.

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Farella Braun + Martel 
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