Gary Lincenberg Speaks at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management on the Huawei Prosecutions

Principal Gary Lincenberg participated in the panel discussion, “US-China Conflict: Huawei and US Law,” at the UCLA Anderson School of Management on April 29th. The panel explored the business, policy, and legal implications surrounding the recent detention in Canada of Huawei’s CFO, Meng Wanzhou, who will face fraud charges after extradition ...

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 ...