42 neighborhoods, 41 microclimates, 7 hills, 7 square miles, 670 stairways, 4448 restaurants, 1515 food trucks, 613 coffee shops, 59 parks, one indoor trampoline gym, miles and miles of biking and hiking trails, 189 miles to the mountains, 70 miles to the wine country and 33 miles to Silicon Valley.
130 attorneys, 12 practice and industry groups, 2 offices, 50 years in business. Summers spent writing memos, drafting briefs and subpoenas, attending depositions, going to court hearings, and meeting with clients big and small.
Summer rotations through different practice areas, one-on-one work with partners on challenging assignments, early opportunities for significant responsibility, performance coaching, substantive legal and business development training, formal mentoring circles, specialty workshops and a full-time Director of Professional Development.
Farella basketball, softball and soccer teams, First Friday socials, Giants games, weekly yoga and Pilates, wine country excursions, bike rides, cooking school, circus school, golfing, indoor skydiving and rock climbing, city walks, swimming in the Bay, museums, concerts, lectures, street fairs, triathlons or just hanging out at a favorite café.
3% of annual billable hours devoted to pro bono cases each year, Tuesday Night Clinic, Charitable Giving Match, Food from the Bar, One Warm Coat, Rebuilding Together, Diversity Scholarship Program, American Cancer Society, CLAY Award for Environmental Law, and much more to support community organizations and provide legal representation to individuals who have limited means or access to legal services.
First female president of the ACCL, 15 attorneys named to Best Lawyers in America 2011, BASF Board Presidents and Section Chairs, ABA Section Chairs, multiple leadership opportunities for associates both internally and externally, internal diversity leadership awards, California State Bar 2010 Law Firm Diversity Award, Diversity Pipeline Internship Program, PAR’s Diversity and Flexibility Connection. Multiple attorneys named leaders in their respective practices including Top IP Litigators in California, Top Clean Technology Attorneys in California, Top Land Use Leaders, to name just a few.
45 minutes from 3 international airports, clients ranging from individuals to multinational corporations with fully global exposure, nationwide practices in both emerging industries including internet, software/hardware, biotech, life sciences and clean technology and more traditional interdisciplinary industries including wine, hotels, real estate and construction, secondments with clients and DA’s offices, Supreme Court amicus briefs, trials. At Farella, our attorneys practice here, there and everywhere.