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February 16, 2024 Announcement
Winston Liaw Named a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that Winston Liaw has been named a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow for 2024. Winston joins a select group of experienced lawyers who have distinguished...
January 17, 2024 Announcement
Farella 2024 Partner Elevations: Cynthia Castillo and Greg LeSaint
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce the election of two lawyers to partnership effective Jan. 1: Cynthia Castillo and Greg LeSaint. “We are thrilled to elevate Cynthia and Greg to the partnership. Both...
May 18, 2023 Media Coverage
Big Tech Breathes Sigh of Relief After Justices' Terror Rulings
Law360
Erik Olson spoke to Law360 for the article "Big Tech Breathes Sigh of Relief After Justices' Terror Rulings," covering the U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to review whether Section 230 insulates online platforms from claims that their algorithms amplified the...
March 7, 2023 Media Coverage
WhatsApp and Facebook Take the NSO Group to Court
Shoot The Messenger: Espionage, Murder, & Pegasus Spyware
Kyle McLorg was interviewed for the  Shoot The Messenger: Espionage, Murder, & Pegasus Spyware  investigative podcast episode “WhatsApp and Facebook Take the NSO Group to Court” produced by Exile Media in collaboration with The Committee To Protect Journalists, where...
February 22, 2023 Media Coverage
Justices Don't Appear Ready To Overturn Social Media Liability Law
Daily Journal
Erik Olson, an intellectual property partner and co-chair of Farella's Platforms Group, spoke to the Daily Journal for the article "Justices Don't Appear Ready To Overturn Social Media Liability Law."  The article covered the U.S. Supreme Court arguments in a...
January 17, 2023 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Announces 2023 New Partner Class
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce the elevation of three lawyers to the partnership effective January 1, 2023: Ashley Breakfield, Sushila Chanana, and Rebecca Stephens. “We are thrilled to congratulate and welcome these...
December 20, 2022 Announcement
Jaya Bajaj Named to Lawyers of Color Hot List 2022
Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that Jaya Bajaj has been named to Lawyers of Color’s 2022 Hot List. The annual list recognizes early- to mid-career attorneys excelling in the legal profession. Lawyers of Color is a...
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October 6, 2022 Announcement
Tim Horgan-Kobelski Named a Rising Star in IP by Managing IP
Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that Tim Horgan-Kobelski has been named among Managing IP ’s Rising Stars in IP for 2022. The special publication recognizes some of the best up-and-coming intellectual property practitioners in private practice who...
June 21, 2022 Media Coverage
As Feds Step Up White-Collar Enforcement, Companies Face Heightened Risks
Corporate Counsel
Aviva Gilbert, Farella partner and co-chair of the firm's White Collar Criminal Defense and Internal Corporate Investigations Group, was quoted in the Corporate Counsel article "As Feds Step Up White-Collar Enforcement, Companies Face Heightened Risks." In the article, she said...
April 21, 2022 Media Coverage
LinkedIn Loses Data Appeal
CDR Magazine
Erik Olson was quoted in the article "LinkedIn Loses Data Appeal" in CDR Magazine . In the article, Erik said: We are pleased to see that the Ninth Circuit has again affirmed, in light of the Supreme Court’s decision...
January 18, 2022 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Announces Five New Partners
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce the election of five lawyers to partnership effective January 1, 2022: Elizabeth Dorsi, Shanti Eagle, Aviva J. Gilbert, Drew N. Goodwin, and Jeffrey Hamilton. “Our 2022 partners...
December 6, 2021 Announcement
Erica Villanueva Inducted Into American College of Coverage Counsel
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel announces that Partner Erica Villanueva has been inducted as a fellow into the American College of Coverage Counsel (ACCC), the preeminent association representing the interests of insurers and policyholders in disputes...
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March 5, 2021 Announcement
Jeffrey Fisher Inducted to American College of Trial Lawyers
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that Partner Jeffrey M. Fisher has been inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier professional trial lawyer organizations in...
New Partner Headshots: Chandra Andrade, Winston Liaw, Kelly Matayoshi, Janice Reicher and Brent Saldaña
January 12, 2021 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Elevates Five to Partner
SAN FRANCISCO/ST. HELENA, Calif., Jan. 12, 2021: Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce the election of five lawyers to partnership effective January 1: Chandra Andrade, Winston Liaw, Kelly Matayoshi, Janice Reicher, and Brent...
October 16, 2020 Media Coverage
3 Things To Know After Busy WDTX Patent Judge's 1st Trial
Law360
Eugene Mar spoke to Law360 about the  MV3 Partners LLC v. Roku Inc.  case in the article, " 3 Things To Know After Busy WDTX Patent Judge's 1st Trial." In the article, Eugene said he's watching to see if there's...

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Winston Liaw Named a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that Winston Liaw has been named a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow for 2024. Winston joins a select group of...

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Major Decision Affects Law of Scraping and Online Data Collection, Meta Platforms v. Bright Data

On January 23, 2024, the court in Meta Platforms Inc. v. Bright Data Ltd. , Case No. 3:23-cv-00077-EMC (N.D. Cal.), issued a summary judgment ruling with potentially wide-ranging ramifications for the law of scraping and...

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Is the Copyright Threat to Generative AI Overhyped? Implications of Kadrey v. Meta

In November 2023, Meta successfully had nearly all of the claims against it dismissed in the Kadrey v. Meta Platforms, Inc. suit, a victory with potential implications for other technology companies with generative AI tools...

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Farella 2024 Partner Elevations: Cynthia Castillo and Greg LeSaint

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce the election of two lawyers to partnership effective Jan. 1: Cynthia Castillo and Greg LeSaint. “We are thrilled to elevate Cynthia and...

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Scraping Battles: Meta Loses Legal Effort to Halt Harvesting of Personal Profiles

Alex Reese spoke to Matt Fleischer-Black of  Cybersecurity Law Report about the Meta v. Bright Data decision and its impact on U.S. scraping case law. Read the article here (paywall or trial).

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It Wasn’t Me, It Was the AI: Intellectual Property and Data Privacy Concerns With Nonprofits’ Use of Artificial Intelligence Systems

In today's rapidly changing technological landscape, artificial intelligence (AI) is making headlines and being discussed constantly. To be sure, AI provides a powerful tool to nonprofits in creating content and exploiting for countless cost-effective...

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A Summary of New Laws Coming for California Employers in 2024

In 2023, California has adopted several new employment laws either introducing new employee protections or codifying existing practices into state law. With these changes, employers will need to examine and adjust some of their...

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California Proposes New AI & Automated Decision-Making Technology Regulations

The California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) released its draft  regulatory framework for automated decision-making technology (ADMT) on November 27. These regulations are a preview of what new requirements may look like for companies currently...

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Farella Wins Complete Defense Ruling at Trial for Smart Meter Technology Company

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel secured a complete defense victory for a smart meter technology company following a two-week bench trial in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of California...

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Court Reinstates CPPA Enforcement Authority and Confirms No Delay Necessary for Enforcement of Future CCPA Regulations

A recent appellate decision has made clear that the regulations promulgated under California’s groundbreaking consumer privacy law, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA, as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA)), are ripe...

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