Gary Lincenberg concentrates his practice on the defense of white collar criminal prosecutions, government investigations and complex civil litigation. He is considered among the most experienced, trial-tested and skilled trial attorneys in the state.
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. Prior to joining Bird Marella 22 years ago, he served over six years as an Assistant United States Attorney.
Mr Lincenberg is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He served as the National Co-Chairman of the ABA's White Collar Crime Committee; Co-Chair of the CJS ABA Liaison Committee to the Department of Justice; Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference; President of the Los Angeles County Chapter of the Federal Bar Association; and Chairman of the ABA Southern California Regional White Collar Crime Committee. Mr Lincenberg is an instructor at Harvard Law School's Trial Advocacy Class. He regularly participates in professional activities integral to his success – presenting lectures, writing, and volunteering in the community – along with continually improving his skills in counseling, negotiating and arguing in court.
Mr Lincenberg is regularly recognized among the top white-collar defense attorneys in all of the leading publications. Chambers & Partners USA ranks Mr Lincenberg in the selective Band 1 group. Chambers describes him as "marvelous," and "quick to adapt to changing circumstances in the courtroom." Super Lawyers recognizes him as one of the Top 100 Southern California Lawyers – one of only five white collar crime specialists to be so honored.
Mr Lincenberg is best known for his strategic approach to avoiding charges against his clients and for his superior skills at trial. Many white collar defense attorneys rarely try a criminal case, and have never defeated the government at trial. Mr Lincenberg 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. He has been retained by a host of large companies such as Plains, Providence, BlackBerry, Epson, Yahoo, KB Homes, Unocal, Marathon Oil, Raytheon, Northrop, Meggitt, Woodward, Sunrider, HP, Las Vegas Sands Corporation as well as scores of companies and their executives.