Shoshana E. Bannett joined Bird Marella in 2015. She has a broad range of litigation and trial experience, having represented clients in contract, legal malpractice, white collar criminal defense, securities, False Claims Act, employment, internal investigations, immigration, and other matters in state and federal court, as well as arbitration proceedings before AAA and JAMS.

In her recent success, she obtained a complete dismissal of an employment complaint on statute of limitations grounds for a leading provider of tax credits consulting services.

Prior to Bird Marella, Ms. Bannett practiced at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP.  She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Emilio M. Garza of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit as well as the Supreme Court of the Republic of Palau.

Education

  • New York University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, NYU Law Review, 2003
  • Rutgers College, B.A., high honors, Phi Beta Kappa, 1999

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.

  • Achieved complete defense decision on behalf of the world’s largest plastic pipe manufacturer in a long-running, high-profile qui tam trial involving nine-figure damages relating to non-compliant PVC pipe. Successfully convinced the court to reduce claimed damages from $58 million to $2 million before the jury was ultimately unable to agree that any damages were owed, leading to a mistrial.

  • Trial counsel for Cyntron Payroll Solutions, a leading provider of payroll software solutions, in a two-week jury trial involving eight-figure damages claims for breach of fiduciary duty, defamation, and intentional infliction of emotional distress brought by the company’s former president. Obtained a complete defense verdict.

Recent News & Events

  • Bird Marella Wins Appeal On Order Requiring Demolition of Mohamed Hadid’s Bel Air Mansion

    Bird Marella attorneys Gary Lincenberg, Ariel Neuman, Shoshana Bannett, and Jimmy Threatt obtained a victory in the California Court of Appeal, which clears the way for demolition of real estate developer Mohamed Hadid’s Bel Air mansion. On March 4, 2021, the Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s order appointing a receiver and ordering the demolition of the ...

  • Benjamin Gluck and Shoshana Bannett Obtain Vacation of Multimillion-Dollar Arbitration Award

    Principal Benjamin Gluck and counsel Shoshana Bannett successfully secured an order vacating a $20 million arbitration award on behalf of their client, a merchant services provider, in Los Angeles Superior Court. Following the arbitration decision, and after multiple attorneys advised that there was no hope in challenging the arbitrator’s award, the ...

  • Shoshana Bannett Quoted in Los Angeles Times on Hadid’s Bel-Air Mansion Lawsuit

    Of Counsel Shoshana E. Bannett was recently quoted in a Los Angeles Times article regarding the ongoing civil suit against real estate developer Mohamed Hadid over his unfinished, illegally-constructed Bel-Air mansion. Bannett, principals Gary S. Lincenberg and Ariel A. Neuman, along with associate Jimmy Threatt are representing neighbors residing below ...

  • Paul Chan and Shoshana Bannett Analyze Escobar’s Impact on FCA Claims

    Bird Marella attorneys Paul Chan and Shoshana Bannett co-authored the article, “FCA Claims after Escobar.” Featured in the Daily Journal, the article provides an in-depth analysis of the Supreme Court’s seminal decision in Universal Health Services, Inc. v Escobar and its continuing effects on False Claims Act (FCA) litigation. Chan ...

  • Bird Marella Successfully Defends JM Eagle In High Profile Qui Tam Trial

    Bird Marella helped secure a significant victory on behalf of its client JM Eagle, the world’s largest plastic pipe manufacturer, in a long-running False Claims Act case. Following a five-week trial in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, federal judge George Wu declared a mistrial ...

  • Victory in Breach of Fiduciary Duty and Defamation Jury Trial

    After an eight-day jury trial in Los Angeles Superior Court, Bird Marella lawyers Paul Chan and Shoshana Bannett have secured a complete defense verdict in a hotly-contested breach of fiduciary duty, defamation, and intentional infliction of emotional distress trial. Plaintiff, the former president and minority owner of a closely-held technology ...

Publications

Shoshana E. Bannett joined Bird Marella in 2015. She has a broad range of litigation and trial experience, having represented clients in contract, legal malpractice, white collar criminal defense, securities, False Claims Act, employment, internal investigations, immigration, and other matters in state and federal court, as well as arbitration proceedings before AAA and JAMS.

In her recent success, she obtained a complete dismissal of an employment complaint on statute of limitations grounds for a leading provider of tax credits consulting services.

Prior to Bird Marella, Ms. Bannett practiced at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP.  She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Emilio M. Garza of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit as well as the Supreme Court of the Republic of Palau.

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.

  • Achieved complete defense decision on behalf of the world’s largest plastic pipe manufacturer in a long-running, high-profile qui tam trial involving nine-figure damages relating to non-compliant PVC pipe. Successfully convinced the court to reduce claimed damages from $58 million to $2 million before the jury was ultimately unable to agree that any damages were owed, leading to a mistrial.

  • Trial counsel for Cyntron Payroll Solutions, a leading provider of payroll software solutions, in a two-week jury trial involving eight-figure damages claims for breach of fiduciary duty, defamation, and intentional infliction of emotional distress brought by the company’s former president. Obtained a complete defense verdict.

News & Events

Bird Marella Wins Appeal On Order Requiring Demolition of Mohamed Hadid’s Bel Air Mansion

Bird Marella attorneys Gary Lincenberg, Ariel Neuman, Shoshana Bannett, and Jimmy Threatt obtained a victory in the California Court of Appeal, which clears the way for demolition of real estate developer Mohamed Hadid’s Bel Air mansion. On March 4, 2021, the Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s order appointing a receiver and ordering the demolition of the ...

Benjamin Gluck and Shoshana Bannett Obtain Vacation of Multimillion-Dollar Arbitration Award

Principal Benjamin Gluck and counsel Shoshana Bannett successfully secured an order vacating a $20 million arbitration award on behalf of their client, a merchant services provider, in Los Angeles Superior Court. Following the arbitration decision, and after multiple attorneys advised that there was no hope in challenging the arbitrator’s award, the ...

Shoshana Bannett Quoted in Los Angeles Times on Hadid’s Bel-Air Mansion Lawsuit

Of Counsel Shoshana E. Bannett was recently quoted in a Los Angeles Times article regarding the ongoing civil suit against real estate developer Mohamed Hadid over his unfinished, illegally-constructed Bel-Air mansion. Bannett, principals Gary S. Lincenberg and Ariel A. Neuman, along with associate Jimmy Threatt are representing neighbors residing below ...

Paul Chan and Shoshana Bannett Analyze Escobar’s Impact on FCA Claims

Bird Marella attorneys Paul Chan and Shoshana Bannett co-authored the article, “FCA Claims after Escobar.” Featured in the Daily Journal, the article provides an in-depth analysis of the Supreme Court’s seminal decision in Universal Health Services, Inc. v Escobar and its continuing effects on False Claims Act (FCA) litigation. Chan ...

Bird Marella Successfully Defends JM Eagle In High Profile Qui Tam Trial

Bird Marella helped secure a significant victory on behalf of its client JM Eagle, the world’s largest plastic pipe manufacturer, in a long-running False Claims Act case. Following a five-week trial in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, federal judge George Wu declared a mistrial ...

Victory in Breach of Fiduciary Duty and Defamation Jury Trial

After an eight-day jury trial in Los Angeles Superior Court, Bird Marella lawyers Paul Chan and Shoshana Bannett have secured a complete defense verdict in a hotly-contested breach of fiduciary duty, defamation, and intentional infliction of emotional distress trial. Plaintiff, the former president and minority owner of a closely-held technology ...

Publications