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Sarah Good Honored Among Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business

October 4, 2023 Announcement

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that Partner and Chief Talent and Inclusion Officer Sarah A. Good was selected as one of the “2023 Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business” by the San Francisco Business Times. The honor recognizes outstanding women professionals who make a difference in their companies, industries, and communities.

In her 30 years of litigation experience, Sarah has led teams representing companies and their directors and executives in complex business, consumer, and securities litigation, crafting global strategies to manage litigation matters across multiple jurisdictions and parallel government proceedings. She is often called upon to lead corporate internal investigations into allegations of a wide variety of misconduct as independent outside counsel. She co-founded Women in Securities (WISe)—a now ten-year-old Bay Area community of 100+ women securities litigators hailing from government, plaintiff, and defense practices that fosters professional development and networking. Sarah is recognized in Best Lawyers in America for securities litigation.

In addition to her legal practice, Sarah serves as Farella’s Chief Talent and Inclusion Officer. She developed the firm’s Talent Initiative, a unique sponsorship program that has resulted in 88% of participants being advanced to partner. With Sarah guiding the firm’s efforts, Farella recently achieved Midsize Mansfield Certification Plus status after completing a rigorous 18-month collaboration with Diversity Lab and was recognized as among the most diverse law firms nationally in its size category, 101 to 250 attorneys, in Law360’s 2023 Diversity Snapshot, earning a #7 ranking.

With a lengthy list of professional involvements and several posts aimed at increasing diversity within the legal industry, Sarah is one of five members appointed by the California Supreme Court to the 13-member State Bar of California’s Board of Trustees—the bar’s governing body that oversees the Bar’s mission to protect the public and includes the primary functions of licensing, regulation and discipline of nearly 270,000 attorneys, the advancement of the ethical and competent practice of law, and support of efforts for greater access to, and inclusion in, the legal system. Sarah also serves on the board of directors of San Francisco Court Appointed Special Advocates (SFCASA), which transforms the lives of children and youth traumatized and displaced in the foster care and related systems by providing one consistent, caring volunteer advocate, trained to address each child’s needs in the court and community.

Award recipients are featured online and in the October 6 edition of the San Francisco Business Times “2023 Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business” special feature. Click here to view Sarah’s profile.

Farella Braun + Martel is a leading Northern California law firm representing corporate and private clients in sophisticated business and real estate transactions and complex commercial, civil, and criminal litigation. Clients seek our imaginative legal solutions and the dynamism and intellectual creativity of our lawyers. 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]

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