ACLU of Southern California Honors Bird Marella with 2021 Humanitarian Award

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California has awarded Bird Marella with the 2021 Humanitarian Award, in recognition of its pro bono partnership on two COVID-19 class action lawsuits against the administrators at Terminal Island and Lompoc federal prisons. Filed on behalf of several prisoners, the lawsuits detailed ...

Bird Marella Files for TRO Against United States’ Search and Seizure of Safety Deposit Boxes Belonging to Hundreds of Customers

Bird Marella attorneys Benjamin Gluck and Ashley Bowman have filed for a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction against the United States for the unlawful search and seizure of their client’s property in violation of the client’s Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights.   During the week of March 22, 2021, government agents executed a search warrant at U.S. ...

Bird Marella Wins Dismissal Without Leave to Amend of FCA Claims Against Wireless Provider

Principals Paul Chan, Benjamin Gluck, and Julia Cherlow achieved a significant victory for mobile virtual network provider TruConnect, the fourth largest and fastest growing wireless Lifeline company in the United States, in a federal False Claims Act (FCA) lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.   The relators’ allegations threatened close to a half-billion dollars in ...

Julia Cherlow to Speak at 2021 NALSC Virtual Annual Conference

Principal Julia Cherlow will be a panelist at the 2021 National Association of Legal Search Consultants Annual Conference on April 8, 2021. Cherlow will participate in the panel discussion “Perspectives from the Candidate Side” at 11:50 a.m. PT, joined by Neel Chatterjee of Goodwin Procter LLP and Joshua Pond of Crowell & Moring LLP. The ...

Naeun Rim Named Fellow of the American Bar Foundation

Principal Naeun Rim has been selected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. The Fellows comprise a global honorary society of lawyers, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the profession and service to society. Fellows are nominated by their peers and elected by the Board of ...

Bird Marella Strongly Condemns Violence Against AAPI Community

Bird Marella strongly condemns the recent instances of violence and discrimination against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. The rise of targeted attacks, especially on the most vulnerable members of our communities, is painful and completely unacceptable. These hateful actions must not only be addressed but eradicated through ...

Bird Marella Nominated for Six Benchmark Litigation Awards

Bird Marella has received six nominations for the 2021 US Benchmark Litigation Awards. Firm Nominations Los Angeles Firm of the Year California Trial Firm of the Year California Securities Firm of the Year California White-Collar Crime Firm of the Year Attorney Nominations California White-Collar Crime Litigator of the Year (Gary ...

Bird Marella Wins Appeal On Order Requiring Demolition of Mohamed Hadid’s Bel Air Mansion

Bird Marella attorneys Gary Lincenberg, Ariel Neuman, Shoshana Bannett, and Jimmy Threatt obtained a victory in the California Court of Appeal, which clears the way for demolition of real estate developer Mohamed Hadid’s Bel Air mansion. On March 4, 2021, the Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s order appointing a receiver and ordering the demolition of the ...