Nicole Rodriguez Van Dyk Honored as Lawyer of the Year by Century City Bar Association

Principal Nicole Rodriguez Van Dyk will be honored as the Next Generation Lawyer of the Year by the Century City Bar Association (CCBA). She will be awarded at the organization’s 53rd Annual Installation Banquet Awards Ceremony held on September 2, 2021.   Out of over four thousand attorneys in Century City, Van Dyk is recognized for “not only as being among the most accomplished ...

Bird Marella Principals Regarded as “Leaders of Influence” by Los Angeles Business Journal

Bird Marella principals Gary Lincenberg and Ekwan Rhow have been recognized among the best litigation and trial attorneys in Los Angeles County by the Los Angeles Business Journal. In a special 2021 supplement, “Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Attorneys,” the Journal recognized a select number of attorneys who are considered “masters of their craft” and ...

Ron Nessim and Julia Cherlow Publish Article in UCLA Entertainment Law Review Discussing How Profit Participants Can Protect Themselves from Self-Dealing in Television Streaming Distribution

Principals Ron Nessim and Julia Cherlow recently authored the article, “The Application of the Sales Comparison Affiliate Transaction Provision to New, In-House Streaming Transactions Involving Historical Television Programs, and Their Impact on Profit Participants,” for the UCLA Entertainment Law Review  (Volume 28, Issue 1).    Nessim and Cherlow provide valuable insights into the ...

Paul Chan and Gopi Panchapakesan to Present ACC Webinar on Litigating Quasi-Criminal Civil Claims

Principals Paul Chan and Gopi Panchapakesan will be panelists in the upcoming MCLE webinar, “When Civil Cases (Almost) Go Criminal – Litigating Quasi-Criminal Civil Claims,” on June 29 at 11:00 am PST.   Hosted by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), Chan and Panchapakesan will be joined by Andrea Phillips, Chief Counsel of Litigation & Employment – Americas at Rolls Royce. The panel ...

Multiple Bird Marella Attorneys Named 2021 Southern California Rising Stars

Attorneys Julia Cherlow, Gopi Panchapakesan, Ray Seilie, and Fanxi Wang have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. All four attorneys have been recognized consecutively as a “Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney” in Southern California.  Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of ...

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, ...

A. Howard Matz’s Distinguished Mediation and Arbitration Career Featured in Daily Journal

Senior Counsel A. Howard Matz was featured in the Daily Journal article, “Even Handed,” as part of its ADR Profiles series. The article illustrates his expertise within alternative dispute resolution (ADR), his reputation among other lawyers who have witnessed his work first-hand, and his respective techniques for arbitrating and mediating cases. A co-founder of Bird Marella, Matz served as a federal judge for 15 years ...

ACLU of Southern California Honors Bird Marella with 2021 Humanitarian Award

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California has awarded Bird Marella with the 2021 Humanitarian Award, in recognition of its pro bono partnership on two COVID-19 class action lawsuits against the administrators at Terminal Island and Lompoc federal prisons. Filed on behalf of several prisoners, the lawsuits detailed how insufficient measures ...