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Prevented OSHA Lockout-Tagout Felony Charges Against CEO: We represented the new CEO of a duck farm in which one employee had died inside a feather dryer mistakenly activated by another employee. The CEO had recently joined the company and faced felony manslaughter charges connected to violating Cal-OSHA lockout-tagout regulations. We conducted an internal investigation and presented a detailed analysis of the facts of the incident. We eventually persuaded government regulators that our client had not violated any statutes and the case was resolved without any charges filed against our client.
Reversed Government Decision to Indict Aerospace Manufacturer: We conducted a wide-ranging investigation focused on the export practices of the Orange County unit of a global aerospace consortium. In the course of the international inquiry, we managed the joint defense team for several individuals facing criminal allegations. Bird Marella led negotiations with the FBI, DOJ, NCIS, IRS, the State Department and other government agencies. Following numerous oral and written presentations to these agencies, we persuaded the government to not indict our client.
Defending CEO of Multinational Tech Company During Internal Investigation: Our firm is representing the CEO of a multinational technology company in an global investigation of potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Advised Cancer Center in Internal Investigations: We advised and represented a major cancer hospital in an internal investigation triggered by billing practices of a doctor. Our findings of “sloppy” but non-criminal behavior prompted our recommendations to change practices, which the health care provider followed and avoided future litigation.
Investigated Health Network’s Funding Practices: On behalf of a large managed health care network, we conducted an internal investigation into its funding of seats on boards of directors.
Represented a chain of nursing homes in a California Attorney General investigation of various alleged violations including one supposedly leading to a patient death. Bird Marella conducted a comprehensive internal investigation and subsequently obtained a complete dismissal of all charges against the company and all individuals.
Represented hospital company in connection with criminal investigation of violation of mandatory reporting statutes prosecuted by the California Attorney General’s Office. Bird Marella conducted a comprehensive internal investigation and subsequently convinced the office to dismiss all charges.
Represented a durable-medical-equipment supplier in a California Attorney General investigation of alleged overbilling to state programs. Bird Marella conducted a comprehensive internal investigation and subsequently obtained dismissal of all charges.
Ongoing Counsel on Investigations to Government Contractor: The firm provides continuing counsel to an international government contractor connected to inquires made by Homeland Security and other agencies concerning vendor sales to sanctioned parties, FCPA violations, fraud and other allegations of wrongdoing.
Represented office equipment company involved in “grey market” counterfeiting investigation by California Attorney General’s Office. Bird Marella conducted a comprehensive internal investigation and subsequently obtained a dismissal of all charges.
Bird Marella prevailed in a dispute with the US Department of Justice regarding a subpoena to the firm’s client, the Los Angeles Angels, in which DOJ sought records …
Tuesday, November 9, 2021Go to the post
Bird Marella was recognized as a “Highly Recommended” law firm in California, for the fourth time in a row, by Benchmark Litigation. The publication is the definitive guide to America’s …
Tuesday, October 12, 2021Go to the post
In a pre-indictment tax fraud investigation where the client, a tax attorney is a subject and his client is the target of the investigation, Bird Marella attorneys Ron …
Wednesday, May 2, 2018Go to the post