Biography

Priyam Desai focuses her practice on environmental and natural resources law where she represents clients in a broad range of compliance, permitting, and litigation matters.

Priyam is experienced at helping clients navigate all stages of civil litigation including strategy, discovery, motion practice, and settlement. She also works closely with clients to provide counseling on regulatory compliance and risk management.

Priyam clerked for the Honorable Andrew Guidi of the Alaska Superior Court. Prior to joining Farella, she worked in private practice where she represented clients in the employment, commercial, and environmental sectors.

Priyam has extensive experience as an environmental professional before law school and draws heavily on her technical background to better serve her clients. She worked as a renewable energy senior analyst for Pacific Gas & Electric and as a law program data analyst for the Sierra Club. She has experience working with economic models, designing and implementing reporting systems for scientific data, and drafting regulatory comments for environmental proceedings.

While at law school, Priyam worked for the Chief Counsel’s Office of the California Energy Commission, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California (Civil Division).

Firm Highlights

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Using Multi-Factor Authentication as a Prerequisite to Cyber Liability Coverage

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is more than an annoying popup or text message when logging onto a company’s website or platform. Not only is using MFA a sound security practice and good business, it is frequently...

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Farella’s Doug Dexter Elected Chair of the ABA’s Labor and Employment Law Section

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Nonprofit Basics: Amending Nonprofit Corporation Bylaws

Welcome to EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . This episode covers legal aspects of amending the bylaws for a nonprofit corporation to change its governance, to update the bylaws for changes...

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50 Farella Lawyers in 2023 The Best Lawyers in America® and the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™; 4 Lawyer of the Year Awards

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

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Nonprofit Basics: Setting up a New Charity for Disaster Relief

Welcome to EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . This episode provides a checklist of considerations when organizing a new charity to provide relief in the aftermath of a disaster, such as...

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2022 Wildlife & Permitting Symposium

David Lazerwitz will present at the Burns & McDonnell "2022 Wildlife & Permitting Symposium."

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Event

How hiQ Labs v. LinkedIn and Cases Following It Have Changed U.S. Law on Scraping

Alex Reese is a speaker at OxyCon's 2022 web scraping conference for the session "How hiQ Labs v. LinkedIn and Cases Following It Have Changed U.S. Law on Scraping." To register for the conference, please click...

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Website lawsuits, events regulations, environmental rules: What’s new in California wine business law

Katherine Philippakis submitted commentary for the North Bay Business Journal article, "Website lawsuits, events regulations, environmental rules: What’s new in California wine business law." Read the full article here .

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Nonprofit Basics: Charitable Support for Individuals Affected by a Disaster

Welcome to EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . This Nonprofit Basics episode addresses some common charitable questions that come up in the immediate aftermath of disasters: earthquakes, hurricanes, wildfires, pandemics, terrorist...

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