2018 Chambers & Partners USA Rankings

Bird Marella is proud to announce the firm’s 2018 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. The firm and lawyers are ranked in:

* Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

* Litigation: General Commercial

* Media & Entertainment: Litigation

* Nationwide, Litigation: Trial Lawyers

Ekwan Rhow is recommended by clients as a go-to attorney for “bet-the-farm litigation,” with interviewees describing him as “articulate, brilliant in court and very hard-working.” Mr. Rhow’s important matters in the past year include representing numerous claimants in the 1MDB forfeiture cases – the largest civil forfeiture action ever brought by the Department of Justice’s Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative; defending VIZIO and Hyundai Motor America in class actions; defending SK hynix America, Samyang Foods and Galaxia Electronics in breach of contract matters; and representing Westlake Financial Services in an antitrust case.

Terry Bird and Vincent Marella continue to be two of only three Senior Statesmen listed under “Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations” in California. Mr. Bird is also listed as a Senior Statesman under Nationwide, Litigation: Trial Lawyers.

Gary Lincenberg maintained his distinguished Band 1 ranking in “Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations” with peers praising him as “constantly involved in top, high-profile cases,” where he “consistently gets unusually good results, including acquittals at trial.”

Benjamin Gluck is ranked in “Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations” and commended as “just unstoppable; a great strategist and team player who thinks outside the box and works really hard.”

Ron Nessim is ranked in “Media & Entertainment: Litigation” and was lauded for his strong track record of bringing profit participation cases on behalf of talent and earning a reputation as “the bane of the studios’ existence.”

Chambers ranks the leading law firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America. The research is in-depth as well as client-focused, and the guide is read by industry-leading companies and organizations throughout the US and worldwide. It is widely used by firms in all states for referral purposes.