Kimberly D. Farbota


Kim Farbota is an associate in the Los Angeles office. Her practice is focused on complex energy, infrastructure, and development projects utilizing renewable or low-carbon technologies. Dr. Farbota also advises clients on regulatory matters involving California’s carbon markets (the Cap-and-Trade Program and the Low Carbon Fuel Standard), and on the environmental aspects of complex commercial transactions. Further, she has experience with intellectual property matters, general commercial litigation, and corporate securities.

Dr. Farbota maintains an active pro bono practice, and in 2018 she received the California State Bar’s Wiley M. Manuel award for her work providing pro bono legal services to victims of child sex trafficking.

During law school, Dr. Farbota served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal and an executive editor of the Yale Journal of Law and Technology. She also holds a master’s degree in public policy with a focus on environmental management and health policy issues. Prior to her legal career, Dr. Farbota earned her doctorate in neuroscience studying traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer’s disease, and neuropharmacology.

  • Bar Qualification
    • California
    • JD, Yale Law School, 2015
    • PhD in Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin, 2012
    • MS in Public Policy, University of Wisconsin, 2012
    • BA in Political Science, University of Illinois, 2009
      summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
    • BS in Psychology, University of Illinois, 2009
      summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
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