Bird Marella Files for TRO Against United States’ Search and Seizure of Safety Deposit Boxes Belonging to Hundreds of Customers

Bird Marella attorneys Benjamin Gluck and Ashley Bowman have filed for a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction against the United States for the unlawful search and seizure of their client’s property in violation of the client’s Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights.   During the week of March 22, 2021, government agents executed a search warrant at U.S. ...

Bird Marella Wins Dismissal Without Leave to Amend of FCA Claims Against Wireless Provider

Principals Paul Chan, Benjamin Gluck, and Julia Cherlow achieved a significant victory for mobile virtual network provider TruConnect, the fourth largest and fastest growing wireless Lifeline company in the United States, in a federal False Claims Act (FCA) lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.   The relators’ allegations threatened close to a half-billion dollars in ...

Bird Marella Strongly Condemns Violence Against AAPI Community

Bird Marella strongly condemns the recent instances of violence and discrimination against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. The rise of targeted attacks, especially on the most vulnerable members of our communities, is painful and completely unacceptable. These hateful actions must not only be addressed but eradicated through ...

Bird Marella Nominated for Six Benchmark Litigation Awards

Bird Marella has received six nominations for the 2021 US Benchmark Litigation Awards. Firm Nominations Los Angeles Firm of the Year California Trial Firm of the Year California Securities Firm of the Year California White-Collar Crime Firm of the Year Attorney Nominations California White-Collar Crime Litigator of the Year (Gary ...

Bird Marella Wins Appeal On Order Requiring Demolition of Mohamed Hadid’s Bel Air Mansion

Bird Marella attorneys Gary Lincenberg, Ariel Neuman, Shoshana Bannett, and Jimmy Threatt obtained a victory in the California Court of Appeal, which clears the way for demolition of real estate developer Mohamed Hadid’s Bel Air mansion. On March 4, 2021, the Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s order appointing a receiver and ordering the demolition of the ...

Bird Marella Defeats Petition for Writ of Mandate Filed by Delaware Defendants, Upholding California Trial Court’s Refusal to Enforce Delaware Forum Selection Clauses

Principal Ekwan Rhow and associate Kate Shin successfully opposed a writ petition filed in the California Court of Appeal, protecting their client’s right to pursue his claims in California notwithstanding the Delaware forum selection clauses contained in the multiple agreements between the parties. Both at the trial court and appellate ...

15 Bird Marella Attorneys Recognized as 2021 Southern California Super Lawyers

Bird Marella is honored to recognize the attorneys who have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 Southern California Super Lawyers list:  Sharon Ben-Shahar Mayer Terry W. Bird Joel E. Boxer Paul S. Chan Mark T. Drooks Thomas R. Freeman Benjamin N. Gluck  (Top 100) Gary S. Lincenberg Vincent J. Marella Ronald ...