Bird Marella Persuades Judge to Reject Prosecutors’ Request for Billion Dollar Fine

Following the successful defense of Plains All American Pipeline in a four-month jury trial last summer involving an oil spill in Santa Barbara, Bird Marella prevailed at the sentencing hearing held on April 25th. The Plains defense team, led by principals Gary Lincenberg and Ariel Neuman along with principal Naeun Rim and ...

Bird Marella Top-Ranked in 2019 Chambers and Partners

Chambers and Partners, widely regarded as one of the primary arbiters of achievement in the legal profession, has named Bird Marella among the top litigation firms in the nation with a ranking in “Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations” and a ranking in “Litigation: General Commercial.” Eight Bird Marella principals ...

Your Fingerprint is Now the FBI’s Key to Your Phone

Remember the big fight about whether the FBI could force Apple to unlock a terrorist’s iPhone? Old news. Biometric identification on new iPhones and Androids – fingerprint sensors, iris scans, etc. – provide a new means by which law enforcement can force you to unlock your phone. As reported by Law360, this week a federal district ...

Hernán Vera Publicly Critical of Troubling Changes in Disciplinary Policies of Sheriff Villanueva

Principal Hernán Vera was quoted in the Los Angeles Times article, “Sheriff’s Department Killing More Misconduct Investigations Under Villanueva, Report Finds,” discussing inactivated internal investigations under Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva.  According to a report by the Los Angeles County Office of Inspector General, 45 investigations of department personnel ...

Jen Won Elected Secretary of KABA

Associate Jen Won was recently named secretary of the Korean American Bar Association of Southern California (KABA) at its 39th Annual Board of Governors Installation and Awards Banquet. Held on April 10th at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown hotel, the ceremony honored Won and other newly elected KABA executive board ...

Ron Nessim Named a 2019 Power Lawyer by The Hollywood Reporter

Principal Ron Nessim has been named to The Hollywood Reporter’s 2019 “Power Lawyers” list. Published annually, the list recognizes 100 of the most influential attorneys in the entertainment industry who are impacting Hollywood by negotiating mega-deals and handling significant litigation. Click here to view the list.

Bird Marella Obtains Summary Judgment for Tech Company in Breach of Contract Suit

Gary Lincenberg, Nicole Rodriguez Van Dyk, and Ashley Bowman obtained summary judgment on behalf of their client, a prominent Los Angeles-based technology company, winning a complete victory for the company in its breach of contract lawsuit. The victory caps a string of wins in the case, including the dismissal of ...