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A. Howard Matz Inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Trial Lawyers

Earlier this year, Bird Marella Senior Counsel Judge A. Howard Matz (Ret.) was inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Trial Lawyers. The American College of Trial Lawyers is composed of fellows who represent the best of the trial bar in ...

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Bird Marella Obtains Summary Judgment for AmLaw 200 Firm in Opinion Letter Dispute

Three weeks before trial was scheduled to begin in a closely-watched legal malpractice action, Bird Marella attorneys Mark Drooks and Douglas Fretty obtained summary judgment for their client, an AmLaw 200 firm, resulting in a complete defense judgment. The case arose out of a loan transaction in which the ...

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Jeremy Matz Featured in The Hollywood Reporter on 1MDB

A legal brief signed by Bird Marella Principal Jeremy Matz recently was quoted in an article by The Hollywood Reporter on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad forfeiture cases. The 1MDB forefeiture cases is the largest civil forfeiture litigation that has ever been brought by the United States Department of Justice's Kleptocracy Asset ...

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Motion for Summary Judgment Granted in Corporate Governance Dispute

Bird Marella attorneys Paul S. Chan and David H. Chao successfully obtained summary judgment of all claims against their clients in a long-standing corporate governance dispute concerning multiple high-end real estate development companies (the "Development Companies.") The clients – the minority owners and developers of the Development Companies – were ...

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Bird Marella Issues Notice of Filing (NY)

New York – Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks, Lincenberg & Rhow, P.C. today issued the following notice of filing: Today executive producers Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert and Charles Eglee of the television series The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, and The Talking Dead filed suit in the Supreme ...

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Bird Marella Issues Notice of Filing (CA)

Los Angeles – Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks, Lincenberg & Rhow, P.C. today issued the following notice of filing: Today the creator and four producers of the television series The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, and The Talking Dead filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court against AMC Film ...

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Bird Marella Qui Tam Win – Peremptory Writ of Mandate achieved for Major California Law Firm

Bird Marella attorneys Paul Chan, Tom Freeman, and Marc Masters scored a win for one of the largest law firms in California. The Client, which had previously served as general counsel to a California public agency, was one ...

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Dorothy Wolpert named to “Top 250 Women in Litigation”

Congratulations to Founding Principal Dorothy Wolpert on her selection to Benchmark Litigation’s “Top 250 Women in Litigation” in the US for 2017. In this past year, Dorothy has focused her practice on copyright infringement, legal malpractice, probate matters, post-acquisition disputes, and entertainment cases.

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Terry Bird Honored by Voice for the Animals Foundation

Bird Marella Founding Principal Terry Bird was honored on May 6, 2017 at UCLA Royce Hall by the Voice for the Animals Foundation and presented with the “Lily Award” in appreciation of the firm’s pro-bono work with VFTA to have “Billy” the elephant removed from the Los Angeles ...

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Paul Chan and Gopi Panchapakesan Analyze New ‘Domestic Injury’ Rule Under Civil RICO

Bird Marella Managing Principal Paul Chan and Associate Gopi Panchapakesan authored an expert analysis for Law 360, "The Far-Reaching New 'Domestic Injury' Rule Under Civil RICO." The article delves into the Supreme Court's pronouncement in 2016 that private RICO plaintiffs must allege and prove a domestic injury, and considers ...

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