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Laura V. Farber

Pasadena, California
Partner
Phone: 
626.796.9123
Fax: 
626.449.7357
Ms. Farber is a member of the firm's litigation and employment practice groups. She is an accomplished trial lawyer in the areas of employment and commercial litigation, and personal injury. She is also a noteworthy leader in many organizations, including the American Bar Association.
Bar Admissions 
California, 1990
District of Columbia, 1992
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1992
U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1991
U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1992
U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1992
U.S. Supreme Court, 2005
Education 

Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
J.D.
Honors: Cum Laude

University of California, Los Angeles, California
B.A.
Honors: Cum Laude
Honors: With Departmental Highest Honors, Mortar Board

Honors and Awards 

One of Top 50 Women Lawyers in Los Angeles, Featured in Los Angeles Business Journal

2003 Spirit of Excellence Award Recipient, ABA Commission on Racial & Ethnic Diversity

YWCA Woman of Excellence in the Law, March 26, 2004

2004 Southern California Super Lawyer Under 40

2005 - 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016 Southern California Super Lawyer

2011 - 2012 Southern California Super Lawyer Business Edition

Charitable and Community Leadership and Professional Associations 

American Bar Association, Board of Governors
California State Delegate to the House of Delegates, 2016-2019
Member, House of Delegates Rules and Calendar Committee, 2016-2018
Chair, Latin America and Caribbean Initiative Council, 2015-2018
Member, Rule of Law Initiative Board, 2015-2018

American Bar Association, Board of Governors
Member, 2012-2015

American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division
Vice-Chair, 2009 - 2010
Chair-Elect, 2010 - 2011
Chair, 2011 - 2012
Immediate Past-Chair, 2012 - 2013

American Bar Association, General Practice Division, 2008 - 2009
Secretary

American Bar Association, General Practice Solo and Small Firm Section, 2006 - 2008
Director

American Bar Association, General Practice Section, 2003 - 2007
Council

American Bar Association, General Practice Section, 2004 - 2005
External Activities Group Coordinator

American Bar Association General Practice Section, Fall Meeting, 2004
Co-Chair, Host Committee

American Bar Association, General Practice Section, 2003 - 2004
Chair, Diversity Committee

American Bar Association, General Practice Section, 2002 - 2004
Chair, Public Service Committee

American Bar Association, Commission on Youth At Risk
Chair, 2009 - 2011
Vice-Chair, 2006 - 2009

American Bar Association, Commission on Domestic Violence
Member, 2005 - 2008

American Bar Association Journal, Board of Editors, 2006 - 2012
Member

American Bar Association, Section Officers Conference, 2004 - 2008
Chair, Policy & Operations Committee & Long Range Planning Committee

American Bar Association, Section Officers Conference, 2003 - 2008
Executive Committee

American Bar Association, Section Officers Conference Liaison, 2003 - 2005
Board of Governor's Program and Planning Committee

American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 2001 - 2002
Chair

American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 2001 - 2002
Chair

American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 2000 - 2001
Chair - Elect

American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 1999 - 2000
Secretary/Treasurer

American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 1999 - 2000
Liaison, Commission On Women In The Profession

American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 1997 - 2000
Member, Committee on Long Range Planning

American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 1997 - 1999
District Representative, (District 32, Southern California)

American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 1997 - 1998
Member, Cabinet

American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 1998 - 1999
Chair, Host Committee, Mid-Year Meeting Los Angeles

American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 1997 - 1998
Chair, Professional Development Conference

American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 1997 - 1998
Member, Committee on Resolutions

American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 1997 - 1998
Chair, Host Committee, Spring AOP

American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 1996 - 1998
Competition Judge, Award of Achievement

American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 1996 - 1997
Member, Host Committee, San Francisco Annual Meeting

American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Affiliate Outreach Project National Conferences, 1996 - 1997
Team Vice Chair

American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
Member Planning Board, Committee on Women in the Profession

American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 1995 - 1996
Public Subgrant Judge

American Bar Association, 2003 - 2005
Member, Governance Commission

American Bar Association, 2002 - 2003
President-Elect, Archer's President Appointments Committee

American Bar Association, 2003 - 2004
President-Elect, Grey's Presidential Appointments Committee

American Bar Association, 2005 - 2006
President-Elect, Mathis' Presidential Appointments Committee

American Bar Association, Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section, 2007 - 2008
Chair, Law in Public Service Committee

American Bar Association, Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section
Member, ABA - Tips Committee, 2006 - 2008

American Bar Association, Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section
Member, Law in Public Service Committee, 2005 - 2007

American Bar Association, Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section, 2005
Member, Fall Conference Planning Committee

American Bar Association, House of Delegates, 2010 - 2012
Chair, Credentials and Admissions Committee

American Bar Association, House of Delegates, 2008 - 2010
Vice-Chair, Credentials and Admissions Committee

American Bar Association, House of Delegates, 2004 - 2008
Vice-Chair, Select Committee

American Bar Association, House of Delegates, 2004 - 2007
Member, Nominating Committee

American Bar Association, House of Delegates, 2002 - 2004
Member, Tellers Committee

American Bar Association, 2004 - 2005
President-Elect, Greco's Presidential Initiative Planning Group

American Bar Association, Fund for Justice and Education, 2002 - 2003
Member, Council

Los Angeles County Bar Association Barristers, 1995 - 1996
President-Elect

Los Angeles County Bar Association Barristers, 1994 - 1995
Vice President

Los Angeles County Bar Association Barristers, 1992 - 1994
Member, Executive Committee

Los Angeles County Bar Association Barristers, 1994 - 1995
Chair, Committee on Bias in the Legal Profession

Los Angeles County Bar Association Barristers, 1991 - 1993
Member, Committee on Education

Los Angeles County Bar Association Barristers, 1992
Member, Committee on Strategic Planning

Los Angeles County Bar Association Barristers, 1992 - 1994
Chair, Committee on Bench and Bar Relations

Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2005 - Present
Delegate, American Bar Association House of Delegates

Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1993 - 1996
Delegate, Conference of Delegates

Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1995 - 1997
Trustee, LACBA Board of Trustees

Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1992 - 1997
Member, Section of Litigation, Inns of Court

Los Angeles County Bar Association
Member, LACBA Nominating Committee

Los Angeles County Bar Association
Member, Committee on Minorities in the Legal Profession

Mexican-American Bar Association
Member

State Bar of California
Member, Section of Litigation

Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association
Secretary, 2016-2017
Vice-President, 2012-2016

Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association
Formation Area Chair, 2010-2012

Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association, 2008 - 2010
Chairperson, Judging Committee

Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association, 2004 - 2006
Chair, Membership Development Committee

Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association, 2005 - 2006
Co-Chair Strategic Planning Committee Membership Retention Task Force

Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association, 2006 - 2008
Chair, Decorating Places Committee

Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association, 2002 - 2004
Vice Chair, Fanfest Committee

Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association, 2000 - 2002
Executive Committee, At-Large Member

Pasadena Educational Foundation, 1993 - 1999
Member, Committee on Business

YWCA, 2004 - 2005
Nominating Committee

YWCA, 1998 - 2001
Public Policy Committee Chair

YWCA, 2000 - 2001
Vice President, Public Policy

YWCA, 1997 - 2000
Member, Board of Directors

Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
Member

Latina Lawyers of Los Angeles
Member

Classes/Seminars Taught 
Speaker, Investigating Sexual Harassment Claims, ABA Annual Meeting, Toronto, 1998
Speaker, The Early Years: Young Lawyer's Strategies for Success, Los Angeles County Barristers
"Myths About Diversity" Panel Speaker, American Bar Association Real Property, Probate & Trusts Law Section, American Bar Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 9, 2003
Languages 
Spanish