Paul Chan and Gopi Panchapakesan Present ACC Webinar on Litigating Quasi-Criminal Civil Claims

Principals Paul Chan and Gopi Panchapakesan will be panelists in the upcoming MCLE webinar, “When Civil Cases (Almost) Go Criminal – Litigating Quasi-Criminal Civil Claims,” on June 29 at 11:00am PT.   Hosted by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), Chan and Panchapakesan will be joined by Andrea Phillips, Chief Counsel of Litigation & Employment – Americas at Rolls Royce. The panel will lend ...

Multiple Bird Marella Attorneys Named 2021 Southern California Rising Stars

Attorneys Julia Cherlow, Gopi Panchapakesan, Ray Seilie, and Fanxi Wang have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. All four attorneys have been recognized consecutively as a “Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney” in Southern California.  Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of ...

Chambers USA Names Bird Marella “One of the Best Litigation Firms in the State of California” and Recognizes Eight Principals in its 2021 Rankings

Recognized as one of the leading boutique law firms in both California and the country, Bird Marella’s complex civil and white-collar criminal litigation practices received top marks in Chambers’ 2021 rankings. With a number of the firm principals individually ranked for legal excellence, Bird Marella outperforms in the courtroom, and ...

Bird Marella Achieves Victorious Result in Anti-SLAPP Motion for Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Bird Marella principals Gary Lincenberg and Thomas Reichert recently won an anti-SLAPP motion and obtained dismissal of a defamation lawsuit brought by political competitor Joe E. Collins III against Congresswoman Maxine Waters and her campaign committee. The lawsuit was related to statements Congresswoman Waters made about the plaintiff during the November 2020 election campaign. On May 27, ...

A. Howard Matz’s Distinguished Mediation and Arbitration Career Featured in Daily Journal

Senior Counsel A. Howard Matz was featured in the Daily Journal article, “Even Handed,” as part of its ADR Profiles series. The article illustrates his expertise within alternative dispute resolution (ADR), his reputation among other lawyers who have witnessed his work first-hand, and his respective techniques for arbitrating and mediating cases. A co-founder of Bird Marella, Matz served as a federal judge for 15 years ...

Paul Chan Speaks with “LA This Week” on Combating Anti-Asian Discrimination with Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles

Managing Principal Paul Chan was interviewed by “LA This Week,” Channel 35’s Emmy award-winning weekly television news program, to discuss the rise of anti-Asian discrimination and harassment since the COVID-19 pandemic began. As the Chair of the Board of Directors for Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (AJ-LA), Paul shares the efforts and services of the organization, and advocates for AJ-LA as a ...