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12 Bird Marella Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2017 Southern California Super Lawyers List

Bird Marella is proud to recognize the attorneys who have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 Southern California Super Lawyers list: Terry W. Bird - Criminal Defense: White Collar, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation Sharon Ben-Shahar Mayer - Business Litigation, Criminal Defense: White Collar Joel E. Boxer ...

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Ariel Neuman and Julian Burns Analyze the Recent Dismissal of Criminal Charges Against Backpage.com

Bird Marella attorneys Ariel Neuman and Julian Burns authored the article, “Backpage Dismissal Does Not Solve Websites’ Woes,” published by Law360. The article analyzes the implications of a recent ruling by a California Judge to dismiss all criminal charges against the website based on immunity granted to website ...

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Bird Marella Successfully Defends Major Pipeline Operator Against Environmental Crime Allegations

Bird Marella attorneys Gary Lincenberg and David Chao successfully obtained a dismissal of all charges against Crimson Pipeline, L.P. and three executives alleged to have committed oil discharge and reporting crimes.  The dismissal included a judicial finding of “factual innocence.”

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Ekwan Rhow and Naeun Rim Speak at 2016 NAPABA Convention

Bird Marella attorneys Ekwan Rhow, Principal, and Naeun Rim, Of Counsel, participated in the panel discussion, “The Art of the Cross: Developing Your Own Style,” at the 2016 National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Convention on Friday, November 4th. The panel provided useful strategies and methods attorneys ...

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Hernán Vera Appointed to LA County Civilian Oversight Commission for Sherriff’s Department

Bird Marella principal Hernán Vera has been appointed to a new nine-member civilian oversight commission to oversee the Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Department. Consisting of a former federal judge, religious and community leaders, a federal district attorney and federal public defender, civil rights attorneys, and a retired Sherriff’s lieutenant, ...

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Bird Marella Ranked Among 2017 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News and Best Lawyers

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® has ranked Bird Marella among the 2017 “Best Law Firms” in Los Angeles with a Tier 1 ranking in the practice areas of White Collar Criminal Defense, Commercial Litigation, and Trust & Estates. The firm also achieved a Tier 3 ranking in Environmental Law. The U.S. ...

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Bird Marella Obtains Pro Bono Victory on Behalf of Former U.S. Marine

Bird Marella attorney David Hurwitz obtained a pro bono victory on behalf of a former U.S. Marine who served in a combat deployment in Iraq. The ravages of war left him suffering with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  The Marine Corps discharged the client with a less than honorable discharge ...

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Benjamin Gluck to Speak at CLE International 3rd Annual Qui Tam Conference

Bird Marella principal Benjamin Gluck will be a featured speaker at the CLE International 3rd Annual Qui Tam Conference, and will lead a discussion titled “Ethics – Consideration in FCA Litigation,” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 3rd. For more information, click here.

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Bird Marella Prevails in Arbitration over Ownership of $300 Million Company

Bird Marella attorneys Ekwan Rhow, Fanxi Wang and Kate Shin successfully defended London Trust Media, Inc., one of the world’s leading VPN operators, in an arbitration involving equity ownership of the company. In the arbitration, the former CEO alleged that he was entitled to a substantial ownership share ...

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Bird Marella Obtains Dismissal of Consumer Class Action Lawsuits Against Hyundai and Kia

Representing automotive manufacturers Hyundai Motors America and Kia Motors America, Bird Marella attorneys Ekwan RhowDouglas Fretty, and Thomas Reichert prevailed on a motion to dismiss several class action lawsuits without leave to amend. The plaintiffs, represented by one of the top plaintiff-side law firms in the country, had ...

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