Bird Marella Ranks Near the Top in Diversity Survey

Bird Marella is proud to have been recently recognized for the diversity among its attorneys. A Law360 survey of over 300 law firms identified Bird Marella as the firm with the second highest percentage of attorneys who are women of color among all firms nationwide (at almost 31% compared to ...

Bird Marella Prevails on Motion for Summary Judgment in Copyright Dispute

Bird Marella attorneys Ekwan Rhow,  Kimmy Yu, and Gabriela Rivera obtained summary judgment of all claims against Forever 21, a global fashion retailer, in a copyright infringement action. The court found that Bird Marella successfully demonstrated that Forever 21 had independently created the design at issue, thereby precluding a finding of copyright ...

Paul Chan Featured in Law360 Analysis of Escobar’s Continuing Impact on FCA Cases

Bird Marella Managing Principal Paul Chan was recently featured in a Law360 article entitled “Attorneys Reflect on Escobar’s FCA Impact 2 Years Later.” The article analyzes the significant impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Universal Health Services v. Escobar decision on the litigation of federal False Claims Act (FCA) cases, and in ...

Four Bird Marella Attorneys Named as 2018 Rising Stars

Bird Marella attorneys Nicole Van Dyk, Kimberley Miller, Fanxi Wang, and Gopi Panchapakesan have been selected by Super Lawyers as 2018 Rising Stars. This is the third consecutive year that both Nicole (white-collar litigation) and Kimberley (white-collar litigation) have been selected. This is the first year that Fanxi (business litigation) and Gopi ...

Bird Marella Obtains Complete Dismissal of Felony Failure-to-Report Charges

Bird Marella Principal Benjamin Gluck recently obtained a complete dismissal of filed felony charges alleging that his client, a skilled nursing facility, had failed to comply with the mandated-reporter laws. The client came to Benjamin after being charged and Benjamin successfully convinced the California Attorney General’s office that the charges ...

Six Ways to Avoid Being Co-Opted Into a Trade-Based Money Laundering Scheme

Bird Marella principal Ariel Neuman and associate Jen Won co-authored an article for Bloomberg BNA titled, “Six Ways to Avoid Being Co-Opted Into a Trade-Based Money Laundering Scheme.” The article enumerates six rules for businesses and business owners to avoid finding themselves cooperated into international money launder schemes and subject to ...

2018 Chambers & Partners USA Rankings

Bird Marella is proud to announce the firm’s 2018 Chambers & Partners USA rankings. Chambers is a primary arbiter of achievement in the legal profession, and this year Bird Marella maintained its status as a top litigation firm nationwide. The firm and lawyers are ranked in: * Litigation: White-Collar Crime ...

Paul Chan Honored as “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by Century City Bar Association

Bird Marella Managing Principal Paul Chan was honored as “Trial Lawyer of the Year” on April 30, 2018 at the Century City Bar Association’s 50th Annual Installation Banquet and Awards Ceremony. Paul was also recently named among the 2018 “Most Influential Minority Attorneys” by Los Angeles Business Journal. He has already secured ...