Farella Braun +
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Live Here

42 neighborhoods, 41 microclimates, 7 hills, 7 square miles, 670 stairways...
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Work Here

130 attorneys, 12 practice and industry groups, 2 offices, 50 years in business. Summers spent...
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Grow Here

Summer rotations through different practice areas, one-on-one work with partners on challenging...
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Play Here

Farella basketball, softball and soccer teams, First Friday socials, Giants games, weekly yoga...
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Give Here

3% of annual billable hours devoted to pro bono cases each year, Tuesday Night Clinic...
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Lead Here

First female president of the ACCL, 15 attorneys named to Best Lawyers in America 2011...
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Practice There

45 minutes from 3 international airports, clients ranging from individuals to multinational...
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"During my summer I felt like I got a realistic view of life at the firm – including expected hours, workload and more. I really understood how the firm operated. But, what I loved most about my summer experience was getting constructive and positive feedback."

"There is no better way to start a day seeing the sun rise over the city as a I am riding my bike over the Golden Gate Bridge on my way to work."

"Commuting by ferry is my favorite way to get to the office. There’s room to spread out, and the scenery is breathtaking."

"Getting to tour the site of the new Bay Bridge was truly a highlight of my summer at Farella."

"My favorite thing when I have a little extra time is to walk along the edge of the City and watch the boats go by."

"I chose to work at Farella Braun + Martel because of the top notch lawyers, top notch work in a great climate. Even the building where we work is great. It’s got incredible history, tons of character, Gothic vaulted ceilings and best of all the windows open."

"I had many challenging assignments over the summer which was great. I learned so much more than I ever imagined. And, I felt like my work was valued by both the partners and the associates."

"My first week at Farella I met with a client and we went to a court hearing. I was able to write memos, review documents and work on real research projects. My friends at other firms … bigger firms couldn’t believe it. They were – in a word – jealous."

"I love working with people who appreciate my work."

"When you come to Farella Braun + Martel you work directly with the partners right from the start. From day one you are thrown right into the working mix."

"Farella has a full time workflow coordinator who manages assignments and matches the right work to the right skill set. I couldn’t believe how much of a difference it makes to have someone help with these decisions but it really does. In addition, having a person available for professional development advice when you need it is fantastic."

 

"I loved my summer rotations. I felt that they gave me a good balance of different types of litigation work and a good mix of different assignments, e.g. memoranda, meetings and out-of-office events, etc. I also appreciated the length of each rotation, since it gave me enough time to get acclimated to the different substantive areas of law, but also kept everything fast paced."

"People here treat others well. There is very little hierarchy which means everyone is thrown together – young, mid-level and senior level – and are placed on an even playing field. This is a rarity in a law environment but it makes for an incredible working experience."

"You talk to so many people who became a lawyer and found out it wasn’t something they wanted to do; these people aren’t here – the people who are here really love being lawyers."

"The Bay Area really draws you in. You have the best of so many worlds. Lots of smart people. Lots of great ideas. Lots of great culture. Great weather. Great food. Great cultural diversity. All in all a great quality of life."

"I think our goal is to give people as much involvement and opportunity as they want to have and are ready to handle."

"Associates work one-on-one with partners very early on in their careers so they can develop both true mentoring relationships as well as long lasting friendships."

"Overall, I’ve had a great summer here. I believe the firm did a great job giving us a real sense of what it’s like to actually be an attorney here. For example, none of my assignments ever felt like busy work. I also appreciated the small size of our summer class and that we had a lot of events like dinners at partners’ houses allowing us the opportunity to get to know everyone outside the work place."

"The unique thing about Farella is how it’s been able to present a mix that works for a spectrum of people that are here."

"I think the people here genuinely care about the place and one another, and that’s much different than most law firms."

"Despite the coldest summer in 40 years, who doesn’t love SF?"

Live Here

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.

Work Here

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.

Grow Here

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.

Play Here

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.

Give Here

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.

Lead Here

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.

Practice There

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.