Darren Patrick Discusses Data Privacy Law ​in Radio Interview

Associate Darren Patrick was featured on the KUCI 88.9 radio show, Privacy Piracy, to discuss his November 2020 Daily Journal article, “Here Comes a Wave of Data Privacy Litigation.” Patrick expands on how recent privacy legislation has begun to affect California consumers and businesses that operate in the state and the impact Proposition 24 will have on the California Consumer ...

Nicole Rodriguez Van Dyk and Gopi K. Panchapakesan to Present Webinar on Recent Trends in Data Privacy Law

Principals Nicole Rodriguez Van Dyk and Gopi K. Panchapakesan will be featured panelists in the upcoming webinar presentation, “Recent Trends in Data Privacy Law,” co-hosted by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) and Bird Marella. Van Dyk and Panchapakesan will be joined by Shopify’s Associate General Counsel and Data Privacy Officer, Vivek Narayanadas, and Northrop Grumman’s Corporate Counsel, Kimberley ...

Bird Marella Elevates Three Attorneys for 2021

Bird Marella is proud to announce the elevations of Julia B. Cherlow to principal, Marc E. Masters to senior counsel, and Ray S. Seilie to counsel, effective January 1, 2021. Since joining the firm as an associate in 2018, Julia Cherlow has brought extensive litigation experience in a wide array ...

Benjamin Gluck and Shoshana Bannett Obtain Vacation of Multimillion-Dollar Arbitration Award

Principal Benjamin Gluck and counsel Shoshana Bannett successfully secured an order vacating a $20 million arbitration award on behalf of their client, a merchant services provider, in Los Angeles Superior Court. Following the arbitration decision, and after multiple attorneys advised that there was no hope in challenging the arbitrator’s award, the ...

Governor Newsom Appoints Principal Hernán Vera as Superior Court Judge

Principal Hernán D. Vera has been appointed to the Los Angeles County Superior Court bench. On November 13, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the appointment of 19 California Superior Court judges, with Vera among the ten appointed for Los Angeles County.  “It is an immense honor to have this opportunity to serve the people of California, and to join ...

Bird Marella Achieves Dismissal of Wrongful Termination Suit on Behalf of Aerospace Manufacturer

Bird Marella attorneys Gary Lincenberg, Paul Chan, and Kimmy Yu successfully defended an independent aerospace manufacturing company in a long-running employment suit. The plaintiff, a former employee, alleged disability discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and other claims following his termination after being on leave for over two years. After multiple demurrers, the ...

Nicole Rodriguez Van Dyk and Jimmy Threatt Discuss Corporate Compliance Programs Following DOJ’s Updated Guidance

Principal Nicole Rodriguez Van Dyk and associate Jimmy Threatt co-authored the article, “Strategic Compliance: The Benefit of a Results-Oriented Approach to Corporate Compliance Programs,” featured in Corporate LiveWire’s Fraud & White Collar Crime 2020 Expert Guide. The article provides an analysis of the updated guidance from the Criminal Division of the Department ...