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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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Bird Marella Ranked Among 2019 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News and Best Lawyers

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® has ranked Bird Marella among the 2019 “Best Law Firms” in Los Angeles with a Tier 1 ranking in the practice areas of White Collar Criminal Defense, Commercial Litigation, and Trust & Estates. The firm also achieved a Tier 3 ranking in Environmental Law. The U.S. ...

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Bird Marella Named to Daily Journal’s 2018 Top Boutiques

Bird Marella has been named among California’s 2018 “Top Boutiques” by the Daily Journal, highlighting the firm’s recent successes litigating high profile matters in the practice areas of white collar, civil litigation, and entertainment. The supplement issue recognizes 20 specialty firms based on richness of history in respective practice areas, ...

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Jen Won Moderates Webinar for NAPABA 30th Anniversary

Associate Jen Won served as moderator for the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s (NAPABA) 30th anniversary webinar. Hosted by Bird Marella and the NAPABA Diversity and Inclusion Committee, the webinar featured a discussion between the former General Counsel of NAPABA, Sid Kanazawa, and the Chief Diversity Officer of ...

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Hernán Vera Recognized in Honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month

Bird Marella Principal Hernán Vera was recently honored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors at the National Hispanic Heritage Month Reception held on September 18th. Mr. Vera was among six honorees acknowledged for their contribution to the community. For more information, click here.

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Bird Marella Successfully Defends Plains All American Pipeline in Historic Environmental Crimes Case

In what may be the largest environmental crimes trial in California history, Bird Marella principals Gary Lincenberg and Ariel Neuman were victorious in defending Plains All American Pipeline, the largest pipeline company in North America. After a four-month trial and a series of dismissals, acquittals, and deadlocks, Bird ...

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14 Bird Marella Attorneys Selected to 2019 Best Lawyers in America®

14 Bird Marella principals have been recognized and selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly 5 million votes on the legal abilities of other ...

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Gary Lincenberg and Ekwan Rhow Recognized as Top Litigators by Los Angeles Business Journal

Name Principals Gary Lincenberg and Ekwan Rhow have been named among the Top Litigators in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal. The prestigious list recognizes 50 of the very best litigators who have exemplified expert knowledge of the legal system, demonstrated mastery ...

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