Bird Marella Wins Dismissal of Appeal for Public Land Management Agency, MRCA

Representing the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA), Bird Marella attorney and certified appellate specialist Tom Freeman won dismissal of an appeal brought by Malibu residents who sought to bar the public from MRCA property and public trails in the Santa Monica Mountains. In the first phase of a bifurcated ...

Nicole Rodriguez Van Dyk Named to Law360’s Rising Star List for White Collar

Bird Marella Principal Nicole Rodriguez Van Dyk has been named a Law360 White Collar Rising Star for 2022.   The elite Rising Stars list features the “top legal talent under 40” whose career accomplishments transcend their age. Out of nearly 1,350 submissions, Ms. Van Dyk was selected as one of only ...

Daily Journal Names Nicole Rodriguez Van Dyk to Annual Top Women Lawyers List

Principal Nicole Rodriguez Van Dyk has been named to the Daily Journal‘s 2022 list of Top Women Lawyers.   The special issue features the most prominent women in the legal industry, distinguished for their leadership and high-level achievements in the past two years.   Ms. Van Dyk’s profile notes her recent ...

High-Profile Entertainment Litigator John Berlinski Joins Bird Marella

Bird Marella is thrilled to announce that John Berlinski has joined the firm’s Partnership. A powerhouse in entertainment litigation, John is regarded as one of Hollywood’s most respected lawyers, with a practice focused on representing top artists, producers, talent agencies, guilds, independent studios, casinos, resorts, and recording artists in their ...

Former U.S. Department of Justice Trial Attorney Michael Landman Joins Bird Marella

Bird Marella is proud to announce that former Department of Justice Trial Attorney Michael C. Landman has joined the firm. Mr. Landman comes to Bird Marella from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Tax Division in D.C., where he prosecuted criminal tax cases, including multiple trials, across the western United States. While working for the DOJ, Mr. Landman ...

Bird Marella Continues Sweep of Class Action Victories for Hyundai Motor America

Bird Marella attorneys Ekwan Rhow, Oliver Rocos, and Barr Benyamin won a federal class action on behalf of Hyundai Motor America, continuing a string of victories for the global automobile manufacturer over the past decade. The original complaint, filed on behalf of a nationwide class, alleged that Hyundai sold vehicles ...

Timothy B. Yoo Named Top Intellectual Property Lawyer by Daily Journal

Principal Timothy B. Yoo has been named among the Daily Journal’s Top Intellectual Property Lawyers of 2022.   The Daily Journal featured Mr. Yoo’s work in several IP and tech-related litigation matters. He also discusses his work with prominent figures such as Ye (formerly Kanye West) and Yeezy LLC, and ...

Bird Marella Wins Complete Dismissal of $300 Million Healthcare Fraud Prosecution

After almost 30 days of evidentiary hearings, Bird Marella won a complete dismissal of all charges against Kareem Ahmed, the lead defendant in a 17-defendant, $300 million healthcare fraud prosecution in Orange County, California. Principals Benjamin Gluck and Nicole Rodriguez Van Dyk led the defense, cross-examining the Deputy District Attorney ...