Established in 1981 and based in Los Angeles, Bird Marella engages solely in the practice of complex civil and white collar criminal litigation. A litigation boutique by design, the firm is comprised of trial lawyers who defend national and multinational corporations, government agencies, closely held companies, partnerships and individuals. Bird Marella cases are diverse but share a common thread: sophisticated, high-exposure disputes and the need for creative and aggressive counsel to meet complex challenges.
With approximately 1,000 lawyers in 17 offices, Morrison & Foerster is a preeminent global law firm dedicated to delivering business-oriented results to clients across the United States, Europe and Asia. Dynamic technology and life science companies, large financial institutions, leading consumer product companies and other market leaders come to Morrison & Foerster for knowledge, innovation and business aptitude. Morrison & Foerster handles some of the world’s largest crossborder transactions and resolves major disputes across multiple jurisdictions. The firm has a long-standing commitment to pro bono work and social justice.
Paul Chan serves as the managing principal of Bird Marella and focuses his practice on the trial and arbitration of complex business disputes, including commercial fraud, class action, securities, and intellectual property litigations. He also represents companies and individuals in regulatory and parallel civil/criminal investigations, and has particular expertise litigating cases involving the False Claims Act, civil RICO statutes, unfair competition, and theft of trade secrets.
Mr. Chan possesses over 20 years of extensive trial experience and has successfully tried numerous jury trials, bench trials, and binding arbitrations before both commercial and securities arbitration tribunals. His clients include Fortune 500 corporations, major financial institutions, and emerging technology companies.
Mr. Chan has been recognized as the “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by the Century City Bar Association, and named among the “Most Influential Minority Attorneys” by the Los Angeles Business Journal.
Sandeep Nandivada is an associate in the Litigation Department of Morrison & Foerster’s Washington, D.C. office. Sandeep’s practice focuses on complex internal investigations and civil litigation, as well as government contracts compliance. He has extensive experience conducting investigations with False Claims Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Anti-Kickback Act, Procurement Integrity Act, and suspension and debarment implications. He has advised clients regarding procurement fraud, anti-corruption, procurement integrity, defective pricing, and export control issues, and has assisted clients with mandatory disclosures required under the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Sandeep’s civil litigation practice focuses on bid protests before the Government Accountability Office and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, as well as contract claims.