Oliver Rocos joined Bird Marella in 2019, having spent five years practicing law at two top tier law firms in addition to three years as a barrister in London, England.

He has represented a broad range of individuals, media, technology, and financial industry clients in complex commercial disputes involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, negligence, and employment claims, as well as in securities and regulatory actions.  Oliver is admitted to practice in California, New York, and England & Wales, and regularly litigates in state and federal court, as well as in arbitration proceedings.

Education

  • Boston University School of Law, L.L.M., 2013
  • College of Law , Postgraduate Diploma, 2008
  • Cardiff University, L.L.B., Senior Status, 2007
  • Cardiff University, B.A., 2005

Honors & Awards

  • Humanitarian Award, American Civil Liberties Union, 2021

Representative Cases

  • Obtained preliminary injunction in a pro bono class action lawsuit against federal prison over the inefficient measures taken by prison officials to prevent the spread of COVID-19, in violation of the Eighth Amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. Successfully convinced the court to require prison officials to consider all medically vulnerable, non-violent prisoners and those over the age of 50 for home confinement.

     

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Oliver Rocos joined Bird Marella in 2019, having spent five years practicing law at two top tier law firms in addition to three years as a barrister in London, England.

He has represented a broad range of individuals, media, technology, and financial industry clients in complex commercial disputes involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, negligence, and employment claims, as well as in securities and regulatory actions.  Oliver is admitted to practice in California, New York, and England & Wales, and regularly litigates in state and federal court, as well as in arbitration proceedings.

Representative Cases

  • Obtained preliminary injunction in a pro bono class action lawsuit against federal prison over the inefficient measures taken by prison officials to prevent the spread of COVID-19, in violation of the Eighth Amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. Successfully convinced the court to require prison officials to consider all medically vulnerable, non-violent prisoners and those over the age of 50 for home confinement.

     

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ACLU of Southern California Honors Bird Marella with 2021 Humanitarian Award

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California has awarded Bird Marella with the 2021 Humanitarian Award, in recognition of its pro bono partnership on two COVID-19 class action lawsuits against the administrators at Terminal Island and Lompoc federal prisons. Filed on behalf of several prisoners, the lawsuits detailed ...

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