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Laura V. Farber

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Laura V. Farber

Pasadena, California
626.796.9123 x368
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

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

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

Published Works 

"Non-compete agreements are gaining traction, but courts may step on the brake," Daily Journal (2023)

Honors and Awards 

Recipient of Mary V. Orozco Abriendo Caminos Award, Latina Lawyers Bar Association, 2023

Recognized in "Leaders of Influence: Labor & Employment Attorneys," Los Angeles Business Journal, 2023

Featured in "Top Labor and Employment Lawyers," Daily Journal, 2023

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

2022 National Latina Woman of the Year Award, Mexican American Opportunity Foundation(MAOF)

Woman of the Year 2022 selected by U.S. Congressional Representative Judy Chu representing the 27th Congressional District of California

Woman of the Year 2019 representing the 41st Assembly District of California

KTLA 2019 Honoree, Hispanic Heritage Month Visionaries

NAACP Pasadena Branch President's Award 2019

The Judge Harry Pregerson Award, 2019 Edward Roybal Foundation,

The League of Women Voters Pasadena Area, 2020 Power of Leadership Award

Aspires-West Pasadena, Aspires Role Model Award 2020

Asian Pacific American Bar Association's 2020 Trailblazer Award

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

Selected to the Southern California Super Lawyers list, 2005 - 2011, 2014 – 2024

2011 - 2012 Southern California Super Lawyer Business Edition

Charitable and Community Leadership and Professional Associations 

American Bar Foundation Secretary 2021-2022, Chair-Elect 2022-2023, Chair of the Fellows, 2023-2024
American Bar Association, Co-Chair Coordinating Group on Practice Forward 2020-2022

California State Delegate to the House of Delegates, 2016-present Member, Chair, House of Delegates Committee on Rules & Calendar, 2022-2024, Member, House of Delegates Rules and Calendar Committee, 2016-2018, House of Delegates Steering Committee of the Nominating Committee 2018-2020, 2021-2022, Chair, House of Delegates, Credentials and Admissions Committee 2010-2012, Vice-Chair, House of Delegates Credentials and Admissions Committee 2008-2010, Vice-Chair, House of Delegates Select Committee 2004-2008, Member, Nominating Committee House of Delegates, 2004 - 2007, 2015-present, Member, Tellers Committee House of Delegates, 2002 - 2004.

Chair, Latin America and Caribbean Initiative Council, 2015-2020 Member, Rule of Law Initiative Board, 2015-2020

American Bar Association, Board of Governors Member Executive Committee 2014-2015 Chair, Program Planning and Evaluation Committee of the Board of Governors 2014-2015 Member, 2012-2015

American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division Immediate Past Chair 2012-2013 Chair, 2011 - 2012 Chair-Elect, 2010 - 2011 Vice Chair 2009 - 2010 Secretary 2008-2009 Director 2006-2008 Council Member 2003 - 2007 External Activities Group Coordinator 2004-2005 Co-Chair Host Committee Fall Meeting, 2004 Chair, Diversity Committee 2003-2004 Chair, Public Service Committee 2002 - 2004

American Bar Association,
Chair, Commission on Youth At Risk 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

American Bar Association, Section Officers Conference Chair, Policy & Operations Committee & Long Range Planning Committee 2004-2008 Executive Committee 2003-2008 Liaison, Board of Governor's Program and Planning Committee 2003-2005

American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division Chair 2001-2002 Chair - Elect 2000-2001 Secretary/Treasurer 1999-2000 Liaison, Commission On Women In The Profession 1999-2000 Member, Committee on Long Range Planning 1997-2000 District Representative, (District 32, Southern California) 1997-1999 Member, Cabinet 1997-1998 Chair, Host Committee, Mid-Year Meeting Los Angeles 1998-1999 Chair, Professional Development Conference 1997-1998 Member, Committee on Resolutions 1997-1998 Chair, Host Committee, Spring AOP 1997-1998 Competition Judge, Award of Achievement 1996-1998 Member, Host Committee, San Francisco Annual Meeting 1996-1997 Vice Chair, Affiliate Outreach Project National Conferences Team 1996-1997 Member Planning Board, Committee on Women in the Profession 1995-1996 Public Subgrant Judge 1995-1996

American Bar Association, 2003 - 2005, 2013-2015 Member, Governance Commission

American Bar Association
President-Elect, Archer's President Appointments Committee 2002-2003 President-Elect, Grey's Presidential Appointments Committee 2003-2004 President-Elect, Mathis' Presidential Appointments Committee 2005-2006 President-Elect Linda Klein's Presidential Appointments Committee 2015-1016 President-Elect Judy Perry Martinez Presidential Appointments Committee 2018-2019 President-Elect Reginald Turner Presidential Appointments Committee 2020-2021

American Bar Association, Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section Chair, Law in Public Service Committee 2007-2008 Member, ABA - Tips Committee, 2006 - 2008 Member, Law in Public Service Committee, 2005 - 2007 Member, Fall Conference Planning Committee 2005

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

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

Los Angeles County Bar Association Barristers, President 1996 - 1997 President-Elect 1995-1996 Vice President 1994-1995 Member, Executive Committee 1992-1994 Chair, Committee on Bias in the Legal Profession 1994-1995 Member, Committee on Education 1991-1993 Member, Committee on Strategic Planning 1992 Chair, Committee on Bench and Bar Relations 1992-1994 Delegate, American Bar Association House of Delegates 2005-2015 Delegate, Conference of Delegates 1993-1996 Trustee, LACBA Board of Trustees 1995-1997 Member, Section of Litigation, Inns of Court 1992-1997 Member, LACBA Nominating Committee Member, Committee on Minorities in the Legal Profession

Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association Immediate Past President, 2020-2022 Chair, Rose Bowl Management Committee 2020-2025 Chair, Football Committee 2020-2022 President, 2019-2020 Executive Vice President, 2018-2019 Treasurer, 2017-1018 Secretary, 2016-2017 Vice-President, 2012-2016 Chair, Formation Area Chair, 2010-2012 Chair, Judging Committee 2008-2010 Chair Decorating Places Committee 2006-2008 Chair, Membership Development Committee 2004-2006 Co-Chair Strategic Planning Committee Membership Retention Task Force 2004-2006 Vice Chair, Fanfest Committee 2002-2004 Executive Committee, At-Large Member 2000-2002

Pasadena Educational Foundation
Member, Committee on Business 1993-1999

Nominating Committee 2004-2005
Public Policy Committee Chair, 1998-2001 Vice Chair, Public Policy, 2000-2001 Member, Board of Directors 1997-2000

Mexican-American Bar Association

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