Bird Marella Nominated for Eight Benchmark Litigation Awards

Bird Marella has received eight nominations for the 2020 US Benchmark Litigation Awards. The firm has been recognized in the following categories: Firm Nominations California Securities Litigation Firm of the Year California White-Collar Crime Litigation Firm of the Year California Trial Firm of the Year Los Angeles Firm of the Year ...

Bird Marella Elevates Gopi Panchapakesan to Principal

Bird Marella is proud to announce the elevation of Gopi K. Panchapakesan to principal, effective January 1, 2020. Since joining the firm as an associate in 2014, Panchapakesan has established a successful practice focused on the litigation and arbitration of complex business disputes. He has particular expertise defending clients in civil ...

Shoshana Bannett Quoted in Los Angeles Times on Hadid’s Bel-Air Mansion Lawsuit

Of Counsel Shoshana E. Bannett was recently quoted in a Los Angeles Times article regarding the ongoing civil suit against real estate developer Mohamed Hadid over his unfinished, illegally-constructed Bel-Air mansion. Bannett, principals Gary S. Lincenberg and Ariel A. Neuman, along with associate Jimmy Threatt are representing neighbors residing below ...

Ariel Neuman and Jimmy Threatt Analyze FCPA Enforcement Trends Under Trump Administration

Principal Ariel Neuman and associate Jimmy Threatt co-authored the Bloomberg Law article “FCPA Enforcement Continues Apace Under Trump Administration.” The article details the most significant FCPA enforcement trends and developments of 2019 under the Trump administration, and highlights notable FCPA resolutions by corporations in the past year. Neuman and Threatt ...

Paul Chan to Speak at Bridgeport’s 2020 Consumer Class Action Conference

Managing Principal Paul Chan will be a featured panelist at Bridgeport’s Annual Consumer Class Action Conference on January 10 in Costa Mesa, CA. Chan will co-present on the topic “The Use of BP 17200 in CA Class Actions” at 11:10 am. Bridgeport’s Annual Consumer Class Action Conference explores the ever-changing ...

Nessim’s Law Review Article Figures in Ninth Circuit Decision Requiring More Transparency in Arbitrations

In an October 22 story by The Hollywood Reporter (THR), principal Ron Nessim and his article, “Mandatory Arbitration Provisions Involving Talent and Studios and Proposed Areas for Improvement,” are credited as the source behind a Ninth Circuit ruling that may significantly impact future entertainment and other arbitration disputes. Published by the UCLA Entertainment Law Review in 2015, Nessim’s article highlights ...

Paul Chan to Present CLE False Claims Act Webinar

On October 29, Managing Principal Paul Chan will present a CLE webinar hosted by the Knowledge Group entitled “False Claims Act and the Implied Certification Doctrine: Navigating Potential Implications on Your Firm.” Chan and attorney Sandeep Nandivada of Morrison & Foerster LLP will provide an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals ...

Naeun Rim to Speak at Daily Journal’s Women Leadership in Law Conference

Principal Naeun Rim will be a featured speaker at Daily Journal’s second annual Women Leadership in Law Conference. Rim will participate in the panel discussion “Female Lawyers with Government Backgrounds: How They’ve Utilized and Leveraged that Experience and Found Success on the Bench, Private Practice, and In-house” on October 17 ...

Benjamin Gluck to Speak at LACBA Healthcare Law Compliance Symposium

Principal Benjamin Gluck will be a featured presenter at the 16th Annual Healthcare Law Compliance Symposium, presented by the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA). Gluck will present on the topic “Defending White Collar Healthcare Fraud Cases” on October 17 at 11 am. The presentation will provide an in-depth analysis ...