Tom Reichert’s practice focuses on civil litigation, particularly complex commercial litigation and arbitration.

He has served as lead counsel in numerous cases and arbitrations, and has argued before both California and federal trial courts and courts of appeals. He has represented companies and individuals as both plaintiffs and defendants in litigation, and has assisted in obtaining and defeating multi-million dollar claims in both capacities.

Tom has particular familiarity with securities and consumer class action litigation (and related claims under California’s Unfair Competition Act), securities litigation outside the class context, and defending fraudulent transfer actions, fraud suits and other types of disputes arising from corporate transactions. He has also actively litigated matters involving defamation, the litigation privilege, and the application of California’s anti-SLAPP statute in various contexts.

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif, 1993
  • Harvard University, M.A., Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Middle Eastern Studies, 1988
  • Georgetown University, B.S.F.S., cum laude, 1986

Honors & Awards

  • Southern California Super Lawyers, Los Angeles Magazine, 2018-present

  • Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2017-present

Recent News & Events

  • Bird Marella Showcases Top-Tier Legal Talent with 19 Attorneys Named Among the 2022 Best Lawyers in America®

    Bird Marella is proud to announce its inclusion in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch by U.S. News. Nearly half of the firm’s entire roster of attorneys have been recognized and selected by their peers as outstanding attorneys in their respective areas of expertise.   The Best Lawyers in America (2022 Edition)  Terry W. Bird  ...

  • Bird Marella Achieves Victorious Result in Anti-SLAPP Motion for Congresswoman Maxine Waters

    Bird Marella principals Gary Lincenberg and Thomas Reichert recently won an anti-SLAPP motion and obtained dismissal of a defamation lawsuit brought by political competitor Joe E. Collins III against Congresswoman Maxine Waters and her campaign committee. The lawsuit was related to statements Congresswoman Waters made about the plaintiff during the November 2020 election campaign. On May 27, ...

  • 15 Bird Marella Attorneys Recognized as 2021 Southern California Super Lawyers

    Bird Marella is honored to recognize the attorneys who have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 Southern California Super Lawyers list:  Sharon Ben-Shahar Mayer Terry W. Bird Joel E. Boxer Paul S. Chan Mark T. Drooks Thomas R. Freeman Benjamin N. Gluck  (Top 100) Gary S. Lincenberg Vincent J. Marella Ronald ...

  • 18 Bird Marella Attorneys Named to 2021 Best Lawyers in America®

    Bird Marella is proud to announce that 18 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized and selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers in America and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. Sharon Ben-Shahar Mayer – Criminal Defense: White-Collar Terry W. Bird – Commercial Litigation, ...

  • 14 Bird Marella Attorneys Named Among 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers

    Bird Marella is honored to recognize the attorneys who have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers list: Terry W. Bird Joel E. Boxer Paul S. Chan Mark T. Drooks Thomas R. Freeman Benjamin N. Gluck Gary S. Lincenberg – Criminal Defense: White Collar (Top 100) Vincent J. ...

  • 14 Bird Marella Attorneys Named to 2020 Best Lawyers in America®

    Bird Marella is proud to announce that 14 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized and selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in America. In addition, principals Joel Boxer and Paul Chan were honored with the “Lawyer of the Year” award for their ...

  • 13 Bird Marella Attorneys Honored as 2019 Southern California Super Lawyers

    Bird Marella is proud to recognize the attorneys who have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 Southern California Super Lawyers list: Terry W. Bird – Criminal Defense: White Collar, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation Joel E. Boxer – Business Litigation, Estate & Trust Litigation Paul S. Chan – Business Litigation, ...

  • 14 Bird Marella Attorneys Selected to 2019 Best Lawyers in America®

    14 Bird Marella principals have been recognized and selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly 5 million votes on the legal abilities of other ...

  • 14 Bird Marella Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2018 Southern California Super Lawyers

    Bird Marella congratulates Thomas Reichert and Ariel Neuman as Southern California Super Lawyers. In total, 14 Bird Marella attorneys were selected as Super Lawyers for 2018: Terry W. Bird – Criminal Defense: White Collar, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation (Top 100) Sharon Ben-Shahar Mayer – Business Litigation, Criminal Defense: White Collar Joel E. Boxer – Business ...

Tom Reichert’s practice focuses on civil litigation, particularly complex commercial litigation and arbitration.

He has served as lead counsel in numerous cases and arbitrations, and has argued before both California and federal trial courts and courts of appeals. He has represented companies and individuals as both plaintiffs and defendants in litigation, and has assisted in obtaining and defeating multi-million dollar claims in both capacities.

Tom has particular familiarity with securities and consumer class action litigation (and related claims under California’s Unfair Competition Act), securities litigation outside the class context, and defending fraudulent transfer actions, fraud suits and other types of disputes arising from corporate transactions. He has also actively litigated matters involving defamation, the litigation privilege, and the application of California’s anti-SLAPP statute in various contexts.

News & Events

Bird Marella Showcases Top-Tier Legal Talent with 19 Attorneys Named Among the 2022 Best Lawyers in America®

Bird Marella is proud to announce its inclusion in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch by U.S. News. Nearly half of the firm’s entire roster of attorneys have been recognized and selected by their peers as outstanding attorneys in their respective areas of expertise.   The Best Lawyers in America (2022 Edition)  Terry W. Bird  ...

Bird Marella Achieves Victorious Result in Anti-SLAPP Motion for Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Bird Marella principals Gary Lincenberg and Thomas Reichert recently won an anti-SLAPP motion and obtained dismissal of a defamation lawsuit brought by political competitor Joe E. Collins III against Congresswoman Maxine Waters and her campaign committee. The lawsuit was related to statements Congresswoman Waters made about the plaintiff during the November 2020 election campaign. On May 27, ...

15 Bird Marella Attorneys Recognized as 2021 Southern California Super Lawyers

Bird Marella is honored to recognize the attorneys who have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 Southern California Super Lawyers list:  Sharon Ben-Shahar Mayer Terry W. Bird Joel E. Boxer Paul S. Chan Mark T. Drooks Thomas R. Freeman Benjamin N. Gluck  (Top 100) Gary S. Lincenberg Vincent J. Marella Ronald ...

18 Bird Marella Attorneys Named to 2021 Best Lawyers in America®

Bird Marella is proud to announce that 18 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized and selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers in America and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. Sharon Ben-Shahar Mayer – Criminal Defense: White-Collar Terry W. Bird – Commercial Litigation, ...

14 Bird Marella Attorneys Named Among 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers

Bird Marella is honored to recognize the attorneys who have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers list: Terry W. Bird Joel E. Boxer Paul S. Chan Mark T. Drooks Thomas R. Freeman Benjamin N. Gluck Gary S. Lincenberg – Criminal Defense: White Collar (Top 100) Vincent J. ...

14 Bird Marella Attorneys Named to 2020 Best Lawyers in America®

Bird Marella is proud to announce that 14 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized and selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in America. In addition, principals Joel Boxer and Paul Chan were honored with the “Lawyer of the Year” award for their ...

13 Bird Marella Attorneys Honored as 2019 Southern California Super Lawyers

Bird Marella is proud to recognize the attorneys who have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 Southern California Super Lawyers list: Terry W. Bird – Criminal Defense: White Collar, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation Joel E. Boxer – Business Litigation, Estate & Trust Litigation Paul S. Chan – Business Litigation, ...

14 Bird Marella Attorneys Selected to 2019 Best Lawyers in America®

14 Bird Marella principals have been recognized and selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly 5 million votes on the legal abilities of other ...

14 Bird Marella Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2018 Southern California Super Lawyers

Bird Marella congratulates Thomas Reichert and Ariel Neuman as Southern California Super Lawyers. In total, 14 Bird Marella attorneys were selected as Super Lawyers for 2018: Terry W. Bird – Criminal Defense: White Collar, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation (Top 100) Sharon Ben-Shahar Mayer – Business Litigation, Criminal Defense: White Collar Joel E. Boxer – Business ...