High-Profile Entertainment Litigator John Berlinski Joins Bird Marella

Bird Marella is thrilled to announce that John Berlinski has joined the firm’s Partnership. A powerhouse in entertainment litigation, John is regarded as one of Hollywood’s most respected lawyers, with a practice focused on representing top artists, producers, talent agencies, guilds, independent studios, casinos, resorts, and recording artists in their ...

Former U.S. Department of Justice Trial Attorney Michael Landman Joins Bird Marella

Bird Marella is proud to announce that former Department of Justice Trial Attorney Michael C. Landman has joined the firm. Mr. Landman comes to Bird Marella from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Tax Division in D.C., where he prosecuted criminal tax cases, including multiple trials, across the western United States. While working for the DOJ, Mr. Landman ...

Bird Marella Continues Sweep of Class Action Victories for Hyundai Motor America

Bird Marella attorneys Ekwan Rhow, Oliver Rocos, and Barr Benyamin won a federal class action on behalf of Hyundai Motor America, continuing a string of victories for the global automobile manufacturer over the past decade. The original complaint, filed on behalf of a nationwide class, alleged that Hyundai sold vehicles ...

Bird Marella Wins Complete Dismissal of $300 Million Healthcare Fraud Prosecution

After almost 30 days of evidentiary hearings, Bird Marella won a complete dismissal of all charges against Kareem Ahmed, the lead defendant in a 17-defendant, $300 million healthcare fraud prosecution in Orange County, California. Principals Benjamin Gluck and Nicole Rodriguez Van Dyk led the defense, cross-examining the Deputy District Attorney ...

Women’s History Month: Spotlight on Founding Principal Dorothy Wolpert

In celebrating Women’s History Month and following Bird Marella’s 40th Anniversary milestone, the firm is pleased to honor one of its founding principals, Dorothy Wolpert, and her inspiring legacy.    Dorothy Wolpert began her law career in mid-life after graduating from UCLA School of Law in 1976 with unconditional support from her husband and two ...

Three Bird Marella Attorneys Selected for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Programs

Bird Marella is proud to announce the selection of Principal Gopi Panchapakesan and associates Alexis Wiseley and Alexander Tran to the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 2022 Fellows and Pathfinder Programs.   The LCLD Fellows and Pathfinders programs are designed for diverse, talented, early to mid-career attorneys. The programs offer ...