Bird Marella Announces 2022 Attorney Elevations

Bird Marella is pleased to announce attorney elevations effective January 1, 2022: Fanxi Wang and Oliver Rocos have been elevated to Principals of the firm; Shoshana Bannett has been elevated to Senior Counsel; and Kate Shin has been elevated to Counsel. Managing Principal Paul Chan affirmed, “We are proud of the ...

LA Times Recognizes Managing Principal Paul Chan as an “Outstanding Leader for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility”

Bird Marella’s managing principal, Paul Chan, has been featured by the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility Magazine published by the Los Angeles Times B2B Publishing division. The publication focused its coverage on his and the firm’s outstanding efforts and accomplishments in creating a more equitable and representative business environment inside and outside Bird Marella.   ...

Gopi Panchapakesan Named as Fellow in 2022 South Asian Bar Association Leadership Institute

Principal Gopi K. Panchapakesan has been selected to join the South Asian Bar Association (SABA) 2022 Fellowship Class of the SABA Leadership Institute.   Previously serving as Co-President of SABA’s Southern California chapter, Gopi is one of sixteen Fellows chosen for the highly competitive leadership program. The Institute offers an innovative leadership program designed to advance the ...

Bird Marella Achieves Favorable Criminal Defense Outcome for Apparel Company Owner

Principal Benjamin N. Gluck, along with attorneys Naomi Solomon and Christopher Lee, achieved a significant and favorable outcome on behalf of their client in a criminal case. The client is the owner of one of the country’s largest “fast fashion” wholesalers, and faced criminal charges of underpayment of tax and duty by $35 million and money laundering over $80 million.   Bird Marella previously reached a resolution with the government that allows the company to ...

Ariel Neuman Named Top White Collar Lawyer by Daily Journal

Bird Marella principal Ariel Neuman has been recognized as one of the Top White Collar Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal. The exclusive list honors only a small group of the best white collar criminal defense attorneys in the state. The Journal bases its selections on clientele, experience, reputation, and success in the courtroom, among other factors. ...

Ariel Neuman and Alexander Tran Author Article on DOJ Policy Changes Surrounding Corporate Crime

Bird Marella attorneys Ariel Neuman and Alexander Tran’s recent Daily Journal article, “Renewed fight against corporate crime,” analyzes the U.S. Department of Justice’s refocused enforcement efforts against corporate crime. Changes to DOJ policy were recently announced, with a focus on holding individuals responsible and accounting for companies’ entire regulatory and enforcement history when considering how to resolve criminal investigations. The piece offers Neuman ...

Bird Marella Advances National Rankings in 2022 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®

Bird Marella elevated its rankings in several practice areas in the 2022 edition of “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®. The firm advanced in the national rankings for Health Care Law and Securities Litigation, in addition to a standout debut ranking in Los Angeles for Intellectual Property Litigation.  Bird Marella also maintains its outstanding reputation as one of the ...

Gary Lincenberg and Nicole Rodriguez Van Dyk to Speak at 2021 National Institute on White Collar Crime

Principals Gary Lincenberg and Nicole Rodriguez Van Dyk will be featured speakers at the American Bar Association’s 36th National Institute on White Collar Crime.   On October 27th, Lincenberg will join Andrea Griswold, Gary Naftalis, and moderator Antonia Apps in the Day 2 panel, “Securities Enforcement in 2021: From Banks to Big Tech?” to discuss recent enforcement actions by ...