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Corporate Counsel Speaks to Jeremy Matz on Preventing and Responding to Cybercrime

Principal Jeremy D. Matz is featured in a Corporate Counsel article entitled “California is Named the U.S. Capital of Cyberattacks”. Mr. Matz discusses the proliferation of cybercrime in California and the role of corporate general counsel in protecting their companies from it.  As highlighted in a pair of California ...

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Ronald Nessim and Benjamin Lichtman Featured in Public Counsel’s Annual Report

Bird Marella attorneys Ronald J. Nessim and Benjamin D. Lichtman are featured in Public Counsel’s 2013 Annual Report, highlighting their pro bono work involving the historic cultural center, Casa Del Mexicano. Located in Los Angeles’ Boyle Heights neighborhood, the center serves as a cultural hub for fundraisers and programs ...

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Mitch Kamin Co-Authors Article on California State Bar’s Mandatory Pro Bono Service Requirements

In the article, “Mandatory Pro Bono Is Not The Answer For Practitioners” published by Law360, Principal Mitch Kamin discusses the State Bar of California’s decision to mandate 50 hours of pro bono services as a requirement for new admissions. While the mandate is admirable, California attorneys are concerned the policy ...

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Jeremy D. Matz Publishes Article in The Federal Lawyer on Important Federal Court of Appeals Decision Concerning Key Evidentiary Rule

Bird Marella principal Jeremy D. Matz has authored a feature article in the April 2014 issue of The Federal Lawyer, the prestigious official publication of the Federal Bar Association. Mr. Matz’s article, entitled “How Your Client Can Get An Evidentiary ‘Pass’ For His Alleged Prior Misconduct,” focuses on the ...

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Tom Freeman Quoted On Measure B’s Constitutionality in National Law Journal

A brief filed by Bird Marella quoted in the article, “A Condom Conundrum” published by National Law Journal. Principals Tom Freeman and Mitch Kamin represent the proponents of Measure B, which imposes regulations on the porn industry in Los Angeles County, specifically requiring that performers wear condoms when filming ...

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Ariel A. Neuman Authors Daily Journal Article on the Civil RICO Statute

Bird Marella Of Counsel Ariel A. Neuman, authored the article “Ruling in Chevron’s Ecuador Case Inspires a RICO Refresher” in the California Daily Journal, highlighting Chevron’s recent victory in a civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (“RICO”) suit. Mr. Neuman explained that the case, in which a U.S. ...

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Nessim and Freedman Author Article on Major Trials of 2013 for ABA National Institute on White Collar Crime

Bird Marella attorneys Ronald J. Nessim and Michael G. Freedman authored the article “Recent Trials: Kilpatrick, Newman, and Nosal” as a part of the American Bar Association’s 2014 National Institute on White Collar Crime. The article was published in conjunction with the Institute’s plenary panel, which Nessim has ...

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Bonita Moore Authors Article on Potential Professional Liability Issues Associated with Lateral Hiring Growth Strategies

In the article, “Your Business: More Lateral Movement, More Professional Liability Worries” published in The Recorder, Bird Marella Principal Bonita Moore discusses the trend of hiring laterally and acquiring smaller law firms as a growth strategy for law firms, as well as the professional liability issues that come along with it. Since 2010, the ...

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Mitch Kamin Speaks with The National Law Journal Regarding Firm’s Pro Bono Success in Eighth Amendment Case

In the article, “Lawyer Won Improved Conditions on Louisiana Death Row” published by The National Law Journal, Co-Managing Partner Mitch Kamin discusses his recent pro bono case representing three death row inmates at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola. In collaboration with Promise of Justice Initiative in New Orleans, Mr. ...

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Joel Boxer Authors Daily Journal Article on Expert Discovery in Retrials

In his January 23, 2014 article “Retrials Happen” published in the Daily Journal, founding partner Joel Boxer discusses the strategic concerns trial lawyers face in a retrial, especially expert discovery. In the 1993 case Beverly Hospital v. Superior Court, the 4th District Court of Appeal held that discovery is ...

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