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Irell & Manella LLP

  • Designation: Los Angeles
  • Head Count: 126
  • Gross Revenues: $200,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,590,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $3,205,000
  • Year Over Year Change: N/A

Irell & Manella is a Los Angeles-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2016 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Irell & Manella has 126 attorneys and is the 325th 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 200 145 -20 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 241 -2 Lawyer head count
The A-List 18 -5 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 46 -15 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 17 1 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 114 -59 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 104 -14 Summer programs

In the News

Women Lawyers Face a Steep Climb to Partner

Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : June 27, 2016

Only 1 in 5 claim title among responding NLJ 500 firms. Those that beat the average credit leadership.

Exclusive: Best Firms for Pro Bono

Nell Gluckman : The American Lawyer : June 27, 2016

Hughes Hubbard is tops for U.S. pro bono; Dechert leads the international scene.

IP Boutique Tensegrity Law Raises Associate Salaries

Rebecca Cohen : The Recorder : June 23, 2016

The IP boutique will pay first-years $180,000 to start.

Six Takeaways From the Supreme Court's Big PTAB Decision

Scott Graham : Corporate Counsel : June 20, 2016

Experienced patent litigators share their takes on , including advice for patent prosecutors and a silver lining for patent holders.

Agility, Simplicity and Reliability Key for Litigation Departments Using Legal Tech

Ricci Dipshan : Legaltech News : June 15, 2016

Winner litigators discuss how finding the right balance in using legal tech is pivotal, and their apprehension on what some see as shaky vendor reliability.

A Closer Look at Law Firm Diversity

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : June 14, 2016

More charts from The American Lawyer's annual Diversity Scorecard reveal the racial and ethnic demographics of individual law firms.

Calif. Firms Slow to the Draw in Salary Wars

Rebecca Cohen : The Recorder : June 10, 2016

It took several days for news of Cravath's associate salary hikes to cause California's largest firms to act.

Big Firms Move to Match Cravath Associate Pay Boost

MP McQueen and Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : June 07, 2016

At least four large New York firms have moved quickly to match the new base pay scale for associates set Monday by Cravath, Swaine & Moore. And some consultants say more big firms will follow suit.

The 2016 IP Hot List

: The National Law Journal : June 06, 2016

We recognize 15 law firms that set the bar in intellectual property law in 2015, scoring big wins for clients.

Irell & Manella

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : June 06, 2016

Irell & Manella is one step ahead when it comes to patent litigation.

BAR-ometers: Irell Grooves to the Oldies

: The Recorder : June 03, 2016

Plus, a London firm plants flag in S.F. And trial lawyers need new friends in Sacramento.

Shout-Out: Irell Beats Golden Oldies Copyright Class

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : June 01, 2016

The songs may be old, but a team from Irell & Manella made some new copyright law this week, beating back a would-be class action against CBS Corp. and CBS Radio.

CBS Wins Fight Over Rights to Play Oldies

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : June 01, 2016

CBS has amped up the fight over sound recordings made prior to 1972 with a rare win in California. A federal judge in the Central District of California granted summary judgment on Monday in a case brought by four recording companies asserting rights over 174 sample song recordings, including “All I Have To Do Is Dream” by the Everly Brothers and Mahalia Jackson's “Go Tell It on the Mountain.”

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