Managing Partner, Farella Braun + Martel LLP

Brian Donnelly became Chair of Farella Braun + Martel in 2017, after 21 years at the firm. He previously served as Chair of the firm's Business Department and served two terms on the strategic Advisory Board. 

As part of LCLD's Leaders at the Front initiative, Brian created a Leader's Pledge detailing his personal and organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read Brian's pledge here

Diversity initiatives at Farella include a Diversity Client Outreach program that connects diverse attorneys with in-house counsel; a Women's Leadership Committee; and a diversity scholarship for diverse Bay Area law students.   

Joined LCLD 2019 

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Fellows Nominated:
2022: Janice Reicher; 2021: Jeffrey Hamilton; 2020: Sushila Chanana; 2019: Erica Villanueva

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinder Selected:
2022: Cynthia Castillo, Ashley Breakfield; 2021: Rebecca Stephens, Nadia Arid; 2020: Winston Liaw; 2019: Aviva Gilbert

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors Provided: 2021, 2020, 2019

Annual Meeting (2021, 2020, 2019)
Leadership Summit (2021, 2019)

Member: Brian Donnelly 

Diversity Professional: Sarah Good

Communications: Cheryl Loof