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Six Bird Marella Attorneys Selected by Super Lawyers as 2017 Rising Stars

Bird Marella attorneys Ariel Neuman, David Chao, Nicole Van Dyk, Kimberly Miller, Doug Fretty, and Timothy Yoo have been selected by Super Lawyers as 2017 Rising Stars. This is the third consecutive year that both Ariel (white-collar litigation) and David (civil litigation) have been ...

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2017 Chambers and Partners USA Rankings

We are proud to announce our 2017 Chambers & Partners USA rankings. Chambers is a primary arbiter of achievement in the legal profession, and this year Bird Marella maintained its status as a top litigation firm nationwide with a Band 2 ranking in “Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations,” ...

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Bird Marella wins Pro Bono case on Behalf of Low-Income Motel Residents

Bird Marella attorneys Julian Burns and Jeremy Matz alongside co-counsel won a permanent writ of mandate against a motel owner’s Costa Mesa luxury housing project on Thursday. Back in early 2016, Julian and the Western Center on Law & Poverty began representing several impoverished long-term residents of ...

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Sharon Ben-Shahar Mayer Named Among the 2017 Most Influential Women Lawyers by Los Angeles Business Journal

Bird Marella principal Sharon Ben-Shahar Mayer has been recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of 2017's "Most Influential Women Lawyers." The list includes a total of 50 women attorneys in the Los Angeles region. To read more, please click here.

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Bird Marella Wins Trial for Education Company and Upholds Enforceability of Multi-million Dollar Judgment

Bird Marella principals Ekwan Rhow and Timothy Yoo secured another trial victory for test preparation and admissions consulting company Elite of Los Angeles. In 2013, Mr. Rhow obtained a jury verdict against former Elite employee Christopher John Hamilton for misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duties, and ...

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Victory in Trade Dress Action For Dan Aykroyd’s Crystal Head Vodka Bottle

Bird Marella principal Hernán Vera recently teamed up with David Berg and the firm of Berg & Androphy to prevail in a federal trade dress action on behalf of their client, Globefill Incorporated.  The jury’s unanimous verdict in favor of Globefill was entered on March 29, 2017. Globefill is the maker ...

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Bird Marella Names Nicole Rodriguez Van Dyk as its Newest Principal

Bird Marella is proud to announce the elevation of Nicole Rodriguez Van Dyk to principal. Since joining the firm as an associate in 2012, Mrs. Van Dyk has successfully established a practice focused on civil and criminal matters for business and health care professionals. "I am honored to be ...

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Lincenberg and Neuman to Speak at ABA 31st Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime

Bird Marella Principals Gary Lincenberg and Ariel Neuman will be featured presenters at the American Bar Association's 31st Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime.  Mr. Neuman will participate as a panelist to discuss the topic, "Significant Legal Developments in the Regions," on Wednesday, March 8th at ...

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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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