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Winston Liaw Selected as 2020 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Pathfinder

June 5, 2020 Announcement

SAN FRANCISCO, June 5, 2020 Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that Winston Liaw was selected to be a member of the 2020 class of Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Pathfinders. The Pathfinders Program is designed to assist high-performing, early-career attorneys with critical career advancement strategies including leadership techniques and the development of professional networks.

A senior associate in Farella’s Technology Industry Group, Winston has advised and represented clients in nearly all aspects of patent litigation and mediation, including claim construction, expert discovery, and infringement and validity analyses.He has been recognized among Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars - Rising Stars (2019). Winston serves as president of the board of directors of the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California. He earned a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School (2010) and a B.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California at Berkeley (2002).

Founded in 2009, LCLD includes more than 300 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession.

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 offices in the Napa Valley that are focused on the wine industry.

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