Gary S Lincenberg

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Gary Lincenberg concentrates his practice on the defence of white-collar criminal prosecutions, government investigations and complex civil litigation. Having tried more than 35 cases and argued scores of appeals and motions, he is considered among the most experienced, trial-tested and skilled trial attorneys in the country for bet-your-liberty or bet-the-company cases. Following a recent trial in San Francisco, a senior federal judge described Mr Lincenberg as having put on ‘the best-defended case I’ve seen in my career on the bench.’ Other federal judges offered similar praise. Prior to joining Bird Marella, he served over six years as an Assistant United States Attorney and as a Deputy Division Chief. He has handled a wide variety of cases, including False Claims Act, FCPA, securities, investment, tax, real estate, banking, money laundering, money remitting, government contractor, economic espionage, export, health care, environmental, public corruption, program fraud, and intellectual property cases.Mr Lincenberg is best known for his strategic approach to avoiding charges against his clients and for his superior skills at trial. He has an extraordinary record of success at trial, including complete victories or hung juries resulting in dismissals in five of his last six criminal trials. Mr Lincenberg has been retained by a host of large companies such as Bank of America, BlackBerry, KB Homes, Unocal, Marathon Oil, Raytheon, Northrop, Meggitt, Woodward, Sunrider, HP, Las Vegas Sands Corporation as well as scores of mid-sized companies to represent the companies and/or their executives.Mr Lincenberg is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Former National Chairman of the ABA white-collar Crime Committee, former President of the Los Angeles County Federal Bar Association, and former Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representative. Mr Lincenberg is a graduate of Harvard Law School and University of Illinois, summa cum laude. Mr Lincenberg is regularly recognised among the top white-collar defence attorneys in The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers and Partners USA, Global Investigations Review’s ‘Who’s Who’, and as a Top 100 Lawyer in Southern California by Los Angeles Magazine.

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