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

  • 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 ...

  • Bird Marella Obtains Dismissal of Consumer Class Action Lawsuits Against Hyundai and Kia

    Representing automotive manufacturers Hyundai Motors America and Kia Motors America, Bird Marella attorneys Ekwan Rhow, Douglas Fretty, and Thomas Reichert prevailed on a motion to dismiss several class action lawsuits without leave to amend. The plaintiffs, represented by one of the top plaintiff-side law firms in the country, had filed class ...

  • 12 Bird Marella Attorneys Selected to 2017 Best Lawyers in America®

    12 Bird Marella principals have been recognized and selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2017 edition of the 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 ...

  • Bird Marella Obtains Denial of Class Certification for Xerox

    After briefing and oral argument in the defense of Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc., Bird Marella attorneys Thomas V. Reichert, David I. Hurwitz, and Ekwan E. Rhow successfully secured an order from the Federal District Court in Los Angeles, denying the plaintiffs’ motion for class certification.

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

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 ...

Bird Marella Obtains Dismissal of Consumer Class Action Lawsuits Against Hyundai and Kia

Representing automotive manufacturers Hyundai Motors America and Kia Motors America, Bird Marella attorneys Ekwan Rhow, Douglas Fretty, and Thomas Reichert prevailed on a motion to dismiss several class action lawsuits without leave to amend. The plaintiffs, represented by one of the top plaintiff-side law firms in the country, had filed class ...

12 Bird Marella Attorneys Selected to 2017 Best Lawyers in America®

12 Bird Marella principals have been recognized and selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2017 edition of the 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 ...

Bird Marella Obtains Denial of Class Certification for Xerox

After briefing and oral argument in the defense of Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc., Bird Marella attorneys Thomas V. Reichert, David I. Hurwitz, and Ekwan E. Rhow successfully secured an order from the Federal District Court in Los Angeles, denying the plaintiffs’ motion for class certification.