Chambers and Partners, internationally regarded as one of the primary arbiters of achievement in the legal profession, has recognized Bird Marella as a leading law firm in its 2020 edition of Chambers USA. The firm received practice rankings in “Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations” and “Litigation: General Commercial.” In addition, the following principals were individually recognized:
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Terry Bird is noted as a “highly respected and vastly experienced white-collar attorney, well versed in corporate and individual representation across the spectrum of criminal matters.”
Benjamin Gluck is regarded as “a consummate attorney” with an interviewee adding: “His written work is excellent, the legal theories he advances are strong and innovative and his oral advocacy is outstanding.”
Gary Lincenberg (Band 1) is hailed as “tenacious” and “fearless in court” by one source, who goes on to say: “He has a lot of good judgment about how to handle tough situations.”
Ariel Neuman is lauded for his abilities at trial with one source, saying: “He’s strategic, appropriately aggressive, thoughtful and has a great demeanor in front of the court.”
Litigation: General Commercial
Mark Drooks received praise for his judgment and instincts. “He’s like a world champion chess player when it comes to the hard issues and seeing ten moves ahead,” reports an interviewee.
Ekwan Rhow is noted for his “vast trial experience” with one source commenting, “He is tremendously able to think on his feet and present himself well.”
Litigation: Media & Entertainment
Ron Nessim is renowned for his expert representation of talent, including writers and producers, and regarded as a “thought leader” in the area of profit participation disputes.