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310.203.5301; 919.835.3405
  • Education
    • J.D., Southwestern University School of Law, 1992
    • B.A., Loyola University-Chicago, 1989
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

Farah chairs Polsinelli's Litigation Department, including the multidisciplinary Commercial Litigation practice, which is nationally ranked Tier 1 in 2022 "Best Law Firms" report.  With over 30 years of experience handling mass tort litigation, Farah is highly skilled at managing high risk toxic tort and products liability claims both in California and nationally. She is wholly aligned as a strategic partner with her clients remaining mindful and committed to their business concerns and litigation goals. 

Farah has led the litigation strategy for several years as National Coordinating Counsel for one of the nation’s largest privately held companies. She has personally developed litigation protocols and strategies that consistently lead to effective outcomes for her clients including reduced filings, litigation costs and settlement values. Over the course of her career, Farah has earned the respect of Fortune 50 and Fortune 500 clients and colleagues due to her ability to assess risks early on, coordinate complex litigation strategies, develop efficient and cost-effective solutions and expertly manage attorneys and her clients’ litigation pending in multiple jurisdictions. Large national and international clients entrust Farah to handle their most complicated and challenging cases requiring the development of integrated strategies at every level, including coordinating claims in multiple jurisdictions and collaborating with co-counsel nationwide. 

Farah provides each of her clients across a broad spectrum of industries with reliable, high-quality service across a variety of legal areas. In a rapid, evolving business landscape, Farah knows the importance of working closely with clients to develop, balance and manage legal strategies customized to their particular needs. Select industry examples include:

  • Benzene and other chemical exposure in the workplace
  • Asbestos litigation concerning fiber supply, construction, and friction materials
  • Pesticide damage, personal injury, and property damage litigation
  • Product liability in manufacturing
  • Asbestos litigation concerning household products
  • Petrochemical exposure in the workplace
  • Chromium groundwater contamination
  • Developed overall strategy for aggressive no settlement defense for ongoing personal injury and property damage claims relating to pesticide exposure for an international agricultural sciences company. 
  • Lead strategist developing cost-effective strategy for handling claims against national construction material manufacturer alleging liability for ongoing personal injury and wrongful death due to exposure to asbestos.
  • Retained as lead counsel to defend an international chemical company against ongoing multi-million dollar claims alleging exposure to asbestos. 
  • Lead strategist for potential exposure and developed management strategy for claims against an international chemical company involving allegations of benzene exposure in the workplace.
  • Assessed risk and determined litigation strategy and direction to best position large international chemical manufacturer in defending ongoing multi-million dollar products liability claims.
  • Developed strategy and oversaw team’s handling of claims against an international agricultural sciences company involving allegations of benzene exposure in both occupational and bystander settings.
  • Analyzed and investigated highly publicized multiple personal injury and property damage claims arising out of allegations against utility company for chromium groundwater contamination.
  • Assessed risk and determined litigation strategy and direction to best position national manufacturer of RVs involving a broad spectrum of allegations of products liability in manufacturing.
  • Managed pre-litigation assessment and litigation strategy involving claims against household and small appliance manufacturer for defense of nationwide claims alleging products liability.
  • Led an extensive litigation cost-containment initiative including the assessment of litigation cost points, renegotiation of contracts, and implementation of cost-savings protocols and strategies that resulted in exponential savings for clients and was subsequently utilized as a prototype by clients when working on subsequent litigation matters.

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