March 13, 2014

Payne & Fears Expands San Francisco Office

The San Francisco office of Payne & Fears LLP, which was opened just six months ago, has recently added an experienced management-side employment lawyer, Rich Falcone. Previously a partner at DLA Piper in Palo Alto, and at Littler Mendelson. 

The expansion continues a steady trend of client-driven growth for Payne & Fears LLP since its founding in 1992. The Irvine-based firm opened its Los Angeles office in 2003, its Las Vegas office in 2004 and the San Francisco office in 2006. Payne & Fears LLP has grown to 50 attorneys with diversified employment and business law experience.

“Adding a talented lawyer such as Rich further solidifies our Northern California practice and adds an even greater depth of experience with which to assist our clients,” said James Payne, managing partner, Payne & Fears LLP. “Rich will be outstanding assets to many of the firm’s clients, who increasingly face a myriad of employment-related issues.”

Mr. Falcone received his B.A., cum laude, in 1974 from Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tennessee, and his juris doctor in 1980 from the University of Santa Clara University School of Law where he was an Editor of the Santa Clara University Law Review.