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Paul Chan to Speak at the Federal Bar Association’s 2019 Qui Tam Conference

Managing Principal Paul Chan will participate in the panel discussion “Materiality Issues” on February 28th at the 2019 Qui Tam Conference, presented by the Federal Bar Association. Mr. Chan, along with a panel of FCA litigators from a variety of perspectives, will discuss the latest developments, practices, and pitfalls ...

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13 Bird Marella Attorneys Honored as 2019 Southern California Super Lawyers

Bird Marella is proud to recognize the attorneys who have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 Southern California Super Lawyers list: Terry W. Bird – Criminal Defense: White Collar, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation Joel E. Boxer – Business Litigation, Estate & Trust Litigation Paul S. Chan – Business Litigation, ...

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Ekwan Rhow and Paul Chan Named Among the 2019 Most Influential Minority Attorneys by Los Angeles Business Journal

Bird Marella principals Ekwan Rhow and Paul Chan have been named among the 2019 “Most Influential Minority Attorneys” by the Los Angeles Business Journal. This is the third consecutive year in which Mr. Rhow has been selected to the list and second consecutive year for Mr. Chan. The Los ...

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Paul Chan and Shoshana Bannett Analyze Escobar’s Impact on FCA Claims

Bird Marella attorneys Paul Chan and Shoshana Bannett co-authored the article, “FCA Claims after Escobar.” Featured in the Daily Journal, the article provides an in-depth analysis of the Supreme Court’s seminal decision in Universal Health Services, Inc. v Escobar and its continuing effects on False Claims Act (FCA) ...

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Bird Marella Obtains Pro Bono Victory on Behalf of Homeless Mother

Attorneys A. Howard Matz and Peter Goldschmidt obtained a victory on behalf of a homeless mother who was convicted of driving with a suspended license and ordered to pay to the court a total of $70 in court fees and $150 in fines. On appeal, ...

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Paul Chan and Fanxi Wang Author Law360 Article Outlining Strategies For Parallel Civil and Criminal Proceedings

Bird Marella attorneys Paul Chan and Fanxi Wang authored an expert analysis for Law360, “When Civil Litigants Face Criminal Proceedings.”  The article delves into potential implications for a civil defendant who invokes the Fifth Amendment privilege, and explores a range of ...

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Bird Marella Elevates Naeun Rim to Principal

Bird Marella is proud to announce the elevation of Naeun Rim to principal, effective January 1, 2019. Naeun previously served as of counsel to the firm and concentrates her practice on white collar criminal defense, complex civil litigation, and internal investigations. Since joining Bird Marella in 2016, she has won ...

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Sharon Ben-Shahar Mayer and Mark Drooks Author Article on the Use of Arbitration Clauses in Engagement Agreements

Bird Marella principals Sharon Ben-Shahar Mayer and Mark Drooks authored the article, “Calif. Ruling Dings Engagement Letter Arbitration Clauses,” published by Law360. The article analyzes the implications of a recent ruling by the California Supreme Court in Sheppard Mullin v. JM Eagle, holding that in cases involving a conflict of ...

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Bird Marella Successfully Defends JM Eagle In High Profile Qui Tam Trial

Bird Marella helped secure a significant victory on behalf of its client JM Eagle, the world’s largest plastic pipe manufacturer, in a long-running False Claims Act case. Following a five-week trial in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, federal judge George Wu declared a mistrial ...

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National Law Journal Names Paul Chan, Mark Drooks, and Ron Nessim 2018 Elite Boutique Trailblazers

Principals Paul Chan, Mark Drooks, and Ron Nessim have been named to the National Law Journal’s (NLJ) “Elite Boutique Trailblazers.” The prestigious list recognizes attorneys who have made a remarkable difference in their specialized area of law, exemplified a deep passion and perseverance in their respective practices, ...

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