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Irell & Manella LLP

  • Designation: Los Angeles
  • Head Count: 159
  • Gross Revenues: $247,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,555,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $3,625,000
  • Year Over Year Change: N/A

Irell & Manella is a Los Angeles-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Irell & Manella has 159 attorneys and is the 241st largest firm in the United States.  With $200,000,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 145th on The American Lawyer's 2016 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in CA and DC.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 125 1 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 239 7 Lawyer head count
The A-List 13 26 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 31 24 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 20 7 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 114 -59 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 104 -14 Summer programs

In the News

With Smaller Footprint, Irell Shows Declines

David Ruiz : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Buffeted by defections, the highly profitable firm sees its gross revenue drop.

Firms Ranked by Profits Per Partner

: The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Average profits per partner for Second Hundred firms inched up 0.1 percent in 2015, to $737,470.

The 2016 Am Law 200: Our Exclusive Report

: The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

The Second Hundred, firms 101-200 on our list of the nation's highest-grossing firms, underperformed their larger counterparts in 2015.

Firms Ranked by Gross Revenue

: The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Gross Revenue for the Second Hundred decreased in 2015 by an average of 3.2 percent, reversing a 2.1 percent increase in 2014. The Second Hundred's fall in average gross revenue widens the gap between it and The Am Law 100, which showed a 2.7 percent increase in average gross revenue in 2015.

How California Firms Fared in the Am Law 200

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 23, 2016

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips nearly broke through to the Am Law 100. Plus two Golden State firms made their first-ever appearances.

Plaintiffs Giant Darren Robbins on Scorched Earth, Worthy Opponents and What's Next in Complex Litigation

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : May 23, 2016

Darren Robbins is one of the most successful advocates ever for injured shareholders. He spoke with The Litigation Daily about how he and his partners have built Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd, what they look for in laterals and the next big thing in complex litigation.

The Am Law Second Hundred: Taking a Dive

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Overall, the firms in the bottom half of the Am Law 200 had a rougher year than their richer counterparts.

Shout-Out: Irell Locks Up Win for Public Storage

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : May 13, 2016

A team from Irell & Manella scored a win for Public Storage in a rare merger litigation case to go to trial in California.

An Early Look at the 2016 Am Law 100

: The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016

Before The American Lawyer's complete annual Am Law 100 report is released on April 25, take a peek at preliminary reporting on law firm financials from The Am Law Daily and its regional affiliates.

DoorDash Brings On First GC

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 19, 2016

Keith Yandell joins the restaurant delivery startup from Uber, where he was director of litigation.

Meet the 2016 Litigation Department and In-House Impact Winners

: The Recorder : April 16, 2016

The Recorder is celebrating the California lawyers who won big last year and highlighting the departments, litigators and in-house lawyers who delivered exceptional results on their clients' most critical and challenging matters.


: New Jersey Law Journal : April 12, 2016

Jersey Central Power & Light has been hit with a suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey claiming its employee drug test program violates federal laws concerning persons with "shy bladder."

Litigation Department of the Year, Intellectual Property: Irell & Manella

Scott Graham : The Recorder : April 12, 2016

Firm lawyers extracted $234 million from Apple and broke new ground on Section 101 patent eligibility.

Pixar Fends Off Bid to Expose GC's Emails

Vanessa Blum : The Recorder : March 30, 2016

A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that plaintiffs lawyers in an antitrust class action haven't shown that Pixar's alleged 'no-poach' pacts would trigger the crime-fraud exception.

Emails From Ex-Pixar GC at Play in 'No-Poach' Case

David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 24, 2016

A federal judge has ordered the company to turn over privileged communications involving Lois Scali for in-camera review.

Timing Could Be Everything in Madden Football Appeal

Ben Hancock : The Recorder : March 16, 2016

Programmer Robin Antonick asked the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday to revive claims that Electronic Arts swiped his code for its popular Madden NFL series.

2016 New Partner Announcements

: The American Lawyer : March 14, 2016

The American Lawyer invites firms to send us the names of their new partners for 2016. Please send submissions to

Pennsylvania Firms Surpassing Expectations for Revenue, Profit

Gina Passarella 
and Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : March 11, 2016

Demand for legal services has ­remained tight in the past few years and consultants predicted law firms would see an average of less than 5 percent growth in revenue for 2015. But many firms have far outpaced that figure, including a number of Pennsylvania firms that had record years last year.

Kirkland on Contingency: Behind a $93 Million Fee Deal

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : March 07, 2016

The firm earned $93 million—including a $70 million contingency fee—under an unusual fee arrangement approved by the Department of Justice.

Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession: It's Time to Make It Stop

Wendi S. Lazar : New York Law Journal : March 04, 2016

In her Employees in the Workplace column, Wendi S. Lazar writes: Lawyers take an oath when admitted to the bar to be the gatekeepers of the rule of law and to lead by example. We advise clients to implement policies to curb sexual harassment. Our ambivalence and at times, delinquency in this area is unacceptable, especially because we are well aware of the concrete steps as a profession we can take to eradicate sexual harassment.

Tech Firms Lead Way in Golden State

David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 04, 2016

Wilson, Fenwick and Joe Conroy's Cooley see revenues and profits surge, while other California-focused firms delivered modest to healthy gains in 2015.

Irell & Manella Names One New Partner

Staff : The American Lawyer : March 02, 2016

Rebecca Carson will focus on litigation in Newport Beach, California.

Orrick, Quinn, Irell Among California Litigation Department of the Year Winners

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : February 29, 2016

Lit Daily sibling publication The Recorder on Monday announced its picks for litigation department of the year in 2016. Who came out on top?

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : February 29, 2016

The Recorder Names 2016 Litigation Department of the Year and In-House Impact Award Winners

Recorder Editors : The Recorder : February 26, 2016

In addition to overall and specialty practice awards, honorees include high-impact in-house counsel.

BAR-ometer: Irell Sees Silver Lining

: The Recorder : February 12, 2016

Plus, an appellate win for Quinn. And Edelson wastes no time putting S.F. office into play.

Uber Settles Class Actions Over Safety Claims

Scott Graham : The Recorder : February 11, 2016

The company will pay $28.5 million and rename its "safe ride fee."

At Smaller Irell, Revenue Shrank 19 Percent

David Ruiz : The Recorder : February 11, 2016

Managing partner Andrei Iancu noted that revenue per lawyer edged up to a new high even as the firm's top and bottom lines sagged in the wake of defections last year.

Dickstein Shapiro, Greenspoon Marder See Head Counts Dip and Drive

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 09, 2016

The firms led the way in negative and positive head count growth for the Am Law 200 over the past 14 months.

Judge Throws Out 'Monkey Selfie' Case

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 29, 2016

The crested macaque Naruto doesn't have standing under the Copyright Act, ruled U.S. District Judge William Orrick III.