Terry Bird Named Among Los Angeles’ Most Influential People

Founding principal Terry Bird has been named to “The Los Angeles 500: The Most influential People in Los Angeles,” published by the Los Angeles Business Journal. The publication highlights 500 of LA’s most influential Angelenos who have impacted the community and surrounding regions with their business accomplishments, civic leadership, and ...

Ariel Neuman Quoted by Law360 on Russian Hack Indictment

Principal Ariel Neuman was quoted in the Law360 article, “Russian Hack Charges Offer Rare Look at Spy vs. Spy Battles,” detailing the indictment brought against 12 Russian military officers, as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. Unsealed on July 20th, the 29-page ...

Jeremy Matz Wins Settlement for Low Income Residents in Pro Bono Matter

In a major high-impact pro bono case, principal Jeremy Matz and attorneys from several pro bono legal firms won a victory for low-income tenants displaced from residential motels by municipal action in the City of Costa Mesa. The City and a local developer agreed to pay millions of dollars to settle a pair ...

Benchmark Litigation Names Three Bird Marella Principals to the Under 40 Hot List

Bird Marella is proud to announce that principals Ariel Neuman, Timothy Yoo, and Nicole Van Dyk have been recognized by Benchmark Litigation as leading litigation attorneys under 40 years of age in its annual Under 40 Hot List. To see the full list, please click here. Benchmark Litigation commemorates the most ...

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 ...