Paul Chan and Ekwan Rhow Recognized as 2019 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers

Principals Paul Chan and Ekwan Rhow have been named among the 500 Leading Lawyers in America by renowned legal publication, Lawdragon. This is Mr. Chan’s first selection to the list and the second for Mr. Rhow. Considered one of the most elite guides in the legal profession, the “Lawdragon 500” ...

Paul Chan to Speak at Federal Bar Association’s 2019 Qui Tam Conference

Managing principal Paul Chan will participate in the panel discussion “Materiality Issues” on February 28th at the 2019 Qui Tam Conference, presented by the Federal Bar Association. Chan, along with a panel of FCA litigators from a variety of perspectives, will discuss the latest developments, practices, and pitfalls as it ...

A $42M Phone Call: Grand Jury Subpoena? Call Your Insurer Now.

The headline reads: “LA Hospital’s Late Notice Sinks $42M FCA Deal Coverage.” The pleadings show that the hospital in question did not notify its insurer of a DOJ False Claims Act investigation for more than a year after the first grand jury subpoena was received. When the hospital entered into ...

13 Bird Marella Attorneys Honored as 2019 Southern California Super Lawyers

Bird Marella is proud to recognize the attorneys who have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 Southern California Super Lawyers list: Terry W. Bird – Criminal Defense: White Collar, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation Joel E. Boxer – Business Litigation, Estate & Trust Litigation Paul S. Chan – Business Litigation, ...

Paul Chan and Shoshana Bannett Analyze Escobar’s Impact on FCA Claims

Bird Marella attorneys Paul Chan and Shoshana Bannett co-authored the article, “FCA Claims after Escobar.” Featured in the Daily Journal, the article provides an in-depth analysis of the Supreme Court’s seminal decision in Universal Health Services, Inc. v Escobar and its continuing effects on False Claims Act (FCA) litigation. Chan ...

Bird Marella Obtains Pro Bono Victory on Behalf of Homeless Mother

Attorneys A. Howard Matz and Peter Goldschmidt obtained a victory on behalf of a homeless mother who was convicted of driving with a suspended license and ordered to pay to the court a total of $70 in court fees and $150 in fines. On appeal, Matz and Goldsmith argued that ...

Paul Chan and Fanxi Wang Author Law360 Article Outlining Strategies For Parallel Civil and Criminal Proceedings

Bird Marella attorneys Paul Chan and Fanxi Wang authored an expert analysis for Law360, “When Civil Litigants Face Criminal Proceedings.”  The article delves into potential implications for a civil defendant who invokes the Fifth Amendment privilege, and explores a range of strategic tools that such defendants may use in the civil case, including motions to stay, ...