Bird Marella Announces 2022 Attorney Elevations

Bird Marella is pleased to announce attorney elevations effective January 1, 2022: Fanxi Wang and Oliver Rocos have been elevated to Principals of the firm; Shoshana Bannett has been elevated to Senior Counsel; and Kate Shin has been elevated to Counsel. Managing Principal Paul Chan affirmed, “We are proud of the ...

Gopi Panchapakesan Named as Fellow in 2022 South Asian Bar Association Leadership Institute

Principal Gopi K. Panchapakesan has been selected to join the South Asian Bar Association (SABA) 2022 Fellowship Class of the SABA Leadership Institute.   Previously serving as Co-President of SABA’s Southern California chapter, Gopi is one of sixteen Fellows chosen for the highly competitive leadership program. The Institute offers an innovative leadership program designed to advance the ...

Bird Marella Achieves Favorable Criminal Defense Outcome for Apparel Company Owner

Principal Benjamin N. Gluck, along with attorneys Naomi Solomon and Christopher Lee, achieved a significant and favorable outcome on behalf of their client in a criminal case. The client is the owner of one of the country’s largest “fast fashion” wholesalers, and faced criminal charges of underpayment of tax and duty by $35 million and money laundering over $80 million.   Bird Marella previously reached a resolution with the government that allows the company to ...

Gary Lincenberg and Nicole Rodriguez Van Dyk to Speak at 2021 National Institute on White Collar Crime

Principals Gary Lincenberg and Nicole Rodriguez Van Dyk will be featured speakers at the American Bar Association’s 36th National Institute on White Collar Crime.   On October 27th, Lincenberg will join Andrea Griswold, Gary Naftalis, and moderator Antonia Apps in the Day 2 panel, “Securities Enforcement in 2021: From Banks to Big Tech?” to discuss recent enforcement actions by ...

Bird Marella Wins Appeal in Dispute Over Ownership of GM Franchise

Bird Marella attorneys Paul Chan and Thomas Freeman prevailed on appeal on behalf of the former owner of a General Motors dealership who was sued by the purchaser of his business. The dealership’s new owner sued for damages after assuming day-to-day management of the business claiming that it failed because of ...