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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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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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