Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks, Lincenberg & Rhow, P.C. engages solely in the practice of complex civil and white collar criminal litigation. A litigation boutique by design, we are trial lawyers who represent national and multinational corporations, government agencies, closely held companies, partnerships, and individuals. We represent business contingency plaintiffs on a selective basis.
The firm has been recognized in California and nationally by its peers, clients, and legal publications and has received numerous awards, notices of distinction, and accolades. Click the Reputation tab above to read more.
NATIONWIDE TRIAL AND LITIGATION COUNSEL
From our base in Los Angeles, we represent clients nationwide with global business interests, including many Pacific Rim matters. Bird Marella attorneys litigate and try cases at every level, up to and including the Supreme Court of the United States. Our clients’ cases are often complex, span diverse subject areas, and frequently involve multiple forums and parallel civil and criminal actions.
The common theme in our cases is not the underlying legal issues but the sophistication of the challenge and the need for innovative and insightful representation.
CIVIL AND WHITE COLLAR CRIMINAL TRIAL AND LITIGATION EXCELLENCE
Since the firm’s founding by two former Assistant United States Attorneys in 1981, we have handled some of the most important litigation in the western United States. Our attorneys’ collective experience spans virtually every contentious commercial issue to arise in the past 40 years, from antitrust, insider trading, RICO and environmental claims to consumer class actions, entertainment royalty disputes and Internet commerce litigation. When our matters and clients attract media interest, we manage that attention discreetly and effectively.
The firm’s criminal defense practice, which has earned a nationwide reputation for excellence, is restricted to economic and business crimes. We are also especially gratified that other lawyers retain us for their own representation in disputes involving partnership rights, dissolution, fee allocation and malpractice claims.
Chambers and Partners, internationally regarded as one of the primary arbiters of achievement in the legal profession, has consistently recognized Bird Marella as a premier law firm in Chambers USA. The firm has earned practice rankings in the selective Band 1 group of Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations and Band 4 of Litigation: General Commercial: The Elite.
CLIENT INDUSTRIES AND MATTERS
Bird Marella clients are prominent in a wide range of industries and public and private enterprises. Clients range from Fortune 500 technology leaders, Wall Street executives and health care providers to global retailers, entertainment companies and Internet start-ups. We also represent individuals, including entrepreneurs, health care professionals, prominent members of the financial community, media and sports figures, and international investors and investment advisors.
The matters for which our clients retain us range from traditional, high-demand contract breaches to cutting-edge intellectual property disputes, appeals, shareholder class actions, and claims of fraud and regulatory violations, as well as all types of criminal or regulatory investigations and prosecutions.
Although our cases frequently involve complex issues and high exposure, we are equally skilled in providing cost-effective counsel in relatively small matters. Clients can expect that the attorneys whom they retain are the actual attorneys who will try their cases.