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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 $247,500,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 125th on The American Lawyer's 2015 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


: New Jersey Law Journal : November 13, 2015

For Crowell Litigator, a Life—and a Family Legacy—in Law

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : November 12, 2015

When Michael Kahn is inducted into the state bar's Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame this weekend, his brother, son and nephew (also accomplished lawyers) will be on hand to cheer him on.

Defense Laughs Off Monkey Selfie Suit

Scott Graham : The Recorder : November 07, 2015

The only pertinent fact, writes Berkeley lawyer Andrew Dhuey, is that plaintiff is a monkey.

Hulu Shuts Down Video Privacy Suit

Ross Todd : The Recorder : October 28, 2015

Facing long odds at the Ninth Circuit, plaintiffs who accused the site of illegally disclosing viewing data agreed to drop their appeal.

Litigator Sees Studio System at Work at JAMS

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : October 28, 2015

Ronald Nessim's claim that the arbitration and mediation service favors repeat players has gotten some critical reviews.

IN BRIEF: Surveillance Suit Revived

: The National Law Journal : October 19, 2015

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Oct. 13 reversed the dismissal of a civil rights suit over widespread surveillance of Muslims in New Jersey by the New York Police Department following the 9/11 attacks. Plus more in this week's column.

Jury Hits Apple for $234 Million in Processor Patent Suit

Scott Graham : The Recorder : October 19, 2015

Irell & Manella's Morgan Chu represented WARF, the licensing arm of the University of Wisconsin, in claim over chips used in most iPhones and iPads.

Greenspoon, Dickstein See Head Counts Rise and Slide

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 14, 2015

A look at the Am Law 200 firms that saw their attorney head counts change the most during the first three quarters of 2015. Florida's Greenspoon Marder, a new entrant this year to the Second Hundred, and Dickstein Shapiro topped the list.

Apple Loses Big Patent Battle in Wisconsin

Scott Graham : The Recorder : October 13, 2015

A jury found the company's A7 processor infringed on a WARF patent, setting up a damages phase where Irell & Manella's Morgan Chu will seek up to $862 miillion.

Southern California Practice Groups of the Year: Finalists

: The National Law Journal : October 09, 2015

The National Law Journal has selected these law firms in Southern California for their outstanding work since January 2014 in the areas of entertainment law, government contracts, litigation and real estate.

IP Legend Morgan Chu on Winning at Trial, Retirement and Poker

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : September 13, 2015

“Lucky” is a word that Morgan Chu uses often. Lucky enough as a young lawyer to be tapped to take a major patent case to trial. Lucky enough to win—again and again. But what the Irell & Manella partner doesn't say is that you also make your own luck. Because you don't get called “beyond doubt the most gifted trial lawyer in the USA” by Chambers thanks to luck. Chu spoke to the Lit Daily about his biggest cases and keys to success.

The Best and the Nicest: Making the Grade With the American College of Trial Lawyers

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : August 30, 2015

Want to know what you can do to be invited to join the ultraprestigious American College of Trial Lawyers? The answer, according to the group's president: not much. "'Campaigning' for membership is discouraged and counterproductive." So who gets in, and why?

Worried Biotech Advocates Swarm to Prenatal Testing Fight

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 27, 2015

Drug companies, patent law experts and trade groups warn that the Federal Circuit has gone too far in restricting patents that involve natural phenomena.

Quinn Emanuel Co-Founder Joins Davis Wright

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 26, 2015

David Quinto, one of the first partners at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan until leaving the litigation powerhouse last year, is headed to Davis Wright Tremaine with Scott Commerson. The two Quinn Emanuel alums hope for referrals from their former colleagues.

Midlevel Associates, In Demand and Loving It

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

Most respondents said they were billing more and commanding higher rates.

Barnes Group Lands a New General Counsel

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : August 10, 2015

James Berklas has been appointed senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of the aerospace company.

Weil's IP Practice Proved to Be a Talent Hothouse

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : July 31, 2015

Sonal Mehta is the latest to leave a legendary litigation practice that at its peak counted 120 lawyers nationwide.

Introducing the 2015 Women Leaders in Tech Law

The Recorder Staff : The Recorder : July 31, 2015

This year's list of 60 women includes 10 "power players" who are using their positions and achievements to advocate for women.

Introducing the 2015 A-List

Jim Schroeder : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Paul Hastings keeps its top spot in The American Lawyer's latest survey of the best of the best in Big Law.

The A-Team

Kim Kleman, editor-in-chief : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

The overall scores in our yearly A-List survey keep rising. But even among A-Listers, there's room to improve.

A-List 2015 Winners: Behind the Scores

Jim Schroeder : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Who's Up, who's down, and how so many of the same A-List winners keep managing to come back for more.

Liner Lands Dickstein Defectors, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 20, 2015

The head of Dickstein Shapiro's insurance coverage practice leads nine other lawyers to Los Angeles-based Liner; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius hires two more partners in London; and other notable new roles from throughout The Am Law 200.

Judge Says Uber's Texts Not Telemarketing

Ross Todd : The Recorder : July 20, 2015

Judge Jon Tigar said Uber is primarily a transportation provider, not a software company, and its texts to prospective drivers constituted recruiting messages.

Homegrown Firms Get Serious About Succession

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : July 17, 2015

Some Bay Area firms are bracing for a wave of retirements. While for Durie Tangri's Daralyn Durie, it's never too soon to start planning.

Dickstein Shapiro's Top Insurance Lawyer, 9 Others in LA to Leave Firm

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : July 17, 2015

Kirk Pasich, one of few rainmakers left at Dickstein Shapiro and a nationally known insurance litigator, will pull his practice group from the D.C.-based law firm, according to five people familiar with his plans. Pasich and nine other Dickstein lawyers will join Liner LLP, two of the people said.

Governor Appoints Two Irell Partners, 17 Others to State Bench

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : July 16, 2015

Former USF School of Law dean Jeffrey Brand was named a judge in San Francisco.

Judge Clears Path for Cab Coalition Suit Against Uber

Ross Todd : The Recorder : July 09, 2015

U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar says some safety claims made by the ride-hailing company were more than puffery.

Greenberg Traurig Partner Throws a Fit

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : July 09, 2015

News and gossip about the private lives of Am Law partners.

Hueston Hennigan Snags Entertainment Lawyer

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : July 06, 2015

Robert Klieger is leaving behind Kendall Brill & Klieger, which he co-founded.

Verdicts & Settlements

: The National Law Journal : July 06, 2015

A summary of the week's notable cases.