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Vault Ranks Farella Among the 2023 Best Midsize Law Firms to Work For in U.S.

August 15, 2022 Announcement

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that for the third year in a row it has ranked highly among Vault’s "Best Midsize Law Firms to Work For" in the United States, placing #6 in the 2023 rankings. The firm was also named among the country's “Top 150 Under 150.”

An associate survey comment on Farella’s firm culture included, Genuine people working on interesting deals and with interesting clients. People are wholesome and take pride in the fact that [Farella] is a great place to work for everyone, from staff to partners.”

Another associate commenting on quality of work said, I strongly agree that I'm given substantive legal work that is appropriate for my level (mid-to-senior associate). I have plenty of contact with clients and opposing counsel and argue regularly at hearings. I feel that my strategic recommendations are considered and valued by my case teams.”

Farella’s additional top 10 Quality Of Life rankings in the midsize firm category include:

  • Career Outlook #5
  • Firm Culture #6
  • Technology & Innovation #6
  • Wellness #6
  • Pro Bono #7
  • Satisfaction #7
  • Hours #8
  • Information Training, Mentoring & Sponsorship #8
  • Associate/Partner Relations #9
  • Diversity #9
  • Selectivity #9
  • Transparency #9
  • Quality of Work #10

The rankings are derived from Vault’s Annual Associate Survey, in which associates were asked to rate their firms on a 1-to-10 scale for each of several quality of life categories. Each firm's overall score was calculated using a formula that weighs associate ratings in 11 different areas. View Farella’s profile and associate feedback here.

In May, Farella was named one of the “Best Places to Work in the Bay Area” for the 16th time by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal and placed #1 for the second year in a row in its category among large companies (200–499 employees). In Law360’s 2022 Diversity Snapshot, Farella earned a #16 ranking in its size category.

Celebrating our 60th anniversary, Farella Braun + Martel is a leading Northern California law firm representing corporate and private clients in sophisticated business 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.

Cheryl Loof
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
[email protected] / (415) 954-4433

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