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Irell & Manella LLP

  • Designation: Los Angeles
  • Head Count: 166
  • Gross Revenues: $237,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,425,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $3,355,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -4

Irell & Manella is a Los Angeles-based law firm. The firm ranked 113th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 200 rankings of firms based on revenue with $256,000,000 in gross annual revenue in 2010. With 184 attorneys, the firm placed 212th on the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms based on size. The firm divides its practice into two broad groups: litigation and transactions. Practice areas include alternative dispute resolution and arbitration; art; entertainment; intellectual property; insurance; real estate; and tax. In addition to its Century City headquarters, the firm has a second office in Newport Beach, California.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 126 -4 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

The Careerist: Best Firms for the Summer (and After)

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 10, 2014

Vault's top law firms for summer programs and associate happiness.

The Churn: Venable Expands in L.A., Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2014

A day after Hogan Lovells and Squire Patton Boggs started the third quarter with mergers abroad, Venable has gotten into the tie-up game by picking up seven lawyers from Los Angeles litigation boutique Weingarten Brown. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and more in our latest tally of Am Law 200 hires.

A-List Law Firms Have Feet of Clay

Vivia Chen : The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

The American Lawyer just published its annual "A-List" issue, but once you look behind the scores, you get a sense that the winners aren't quite as stellar as they first appear.

Irell Steers Goldman Banker Past SEC Insider Trading Probe

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 02, 2014

Irell & Manella's John Hueston said the SEC once appeared on the brink of bringing insider trading claims against ex-Goldman Sachs banker Matthew Korenberg.

LegalTech Quest Into Heart of Darkness

Mark Michels : Law Technology News : January 01, 2014

How to balance dark data's liability risks and information profit.

Secrets to A-List Success

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : January 30, 2014

How this year's A-List newcomers made the cut. Plus: The firm that moved up despite a flat score.

The A-List: A New Number One

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : January 30, 2014

Paul Hastings reaches the A-List's top spot for the first time, while a pair of Second Hundred firms move onto the list.

The Careerist: A-Listers, Read This

Vivia Chen : The American Lawyer : January 30, 2014

You may be the toast of your profession, but the numbers show you can—and must—do better.

Panels On The Radar: LegalTech West Coast Day One

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 24, 2014

Five panels to be on the look out for during the first day of Legal Tech West Coast in Los Angeles next Tuesday.

LegalTech in Los Angeles: E-Discovery, Big Data, For Starters

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 16, 2014

19 seminar panels cover the nuances of IT, e-discovery, small firm evolution, Big Data and more.

Correction

: The National Law Journal : January 09, 2014

Irell & Manella

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 02, 2014

The 2014 IP Hot List: Life on the Cutting Edge

: The National Law Journal : January 02, 2014

The NLJ received dozens of nominations for our annual list of the hottest IP firms, and many of our chosen 20 rank among the most venerable in the country.

The Am Law Second Hundred: Punching Above Their Weight

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : January 02, 2014

Twenty firms in The Am Law 200 performed well last year, while many others just held their own.

The 2013 Am Law 200

: The American Lawyer : January 29, 2014

One thing is clear: Second Hundred firms are on a hiring binge. What's not certain is when—or whether—it will pay off.

Network Security Rivals End Patent War

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 28, 2014

Palo Alto Networks, represented by Morrison & Foerster partner Michael Jacobs, agreed to pay Juniper Networks about $175 million to resolve pending suits.

Network Security Rivals End Patent War

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 28, 2014

Palo Alto Networks, represented by Morrison & Foerster partner Michael Jacobs, agreed to pay Juniper Networks about $175 million to resolve pending suits.

The Churn: Kirkland Adds Two, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

Kirkland & Ellis poaches from Weil and Baker Botts, a White House rejoins Latham and more new hires across The Am Law 200.

Wachtell, Willkie, Gibson Dunn Forge Sotheby's Peace

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 05, 2014

The Am Law 100 trio is part of a half-dozen firms advising on an agreement to end a nasty proxy fight between activist investor Daniel Loeb and the venerable auction house.

Tech Companies Ink Deal to Exit 'No-Poach' Case

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 24, 2014

A month before trial, Google, Apple, Intel Corp. and Adobe Systems Inc. have reached a settlement with workers who accused the tech giants of conspiring to drive down wages by not hiring each other's employees.

Tech Companies Agree to Settle Silicon Valley 'No-Poach' Case

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 24, 2014

Lawyers informed U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh of the agreement in a letter Thursday that did not disclose terms of the deal.

MOVERS

: The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

New hires and lateral moves in this week's column.

The Churn: Ten McKenna Partners Join Sheppard Mullin, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2014

Sheppard Mullin adds 10 McKenna Long partners in Southern California; three patent litigators land at O'Melveny; and Weil hires a Goldman Sachs restructuring specialist.

Court Clarifies Rules for Nonparty Subpoenas

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 08, 2014

The Court of Appeals ruled that the way the First and Fourth departments interpreted the standard for enforcing subpoenas to nonparties in litigation was the "appropriate" one, largely because it better adhered to New York's "liberal" discovery policies than the interpretation by the Second and Third departments did.

Court Clarifies Rules for Nonparty Subpoenas

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 07, 2014

The Court of Appeals ruled that the way the First and Fourth departments interpreted the standard for enforcing subpoenas to nonparties in litigation was the "appropriate" one, largely because it better adhered to New York's "liberal" discovery policies than the interpretation by the Second and Third departments did.

Anadarko Inks $5.15 Billion Deal to End Tronox Cleanup Woes

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 03, 2014

The settlement follows a major courtroom victory last year by Kirkland's David Zott and his client, litigation trustee John Hueston of Irell & Manella.

Anadarko Agrees to Record $5B Environmental Settlement

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 03, 2014

In the U.S. Justice Department's largest environmental enforcement recovery ever, Kerr-McGee Corp. and its parent Anadarko Petroleum Corp. today agreed to pay $5.15 billion to settle charges that they fraudulently tried to duck responsibility to pay for environmental cleanup after decades of contamination.

Anadarko Agrees to Record $5B Environmental Settlement

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 03, 2014

In the U.S. Justice Department's largest environmental enforcement recovery ever, Kerr-McGee Corp. and its parent Anadarko Petroleum Corp. today agreed to pay $5.15 billion to settle charges that they fraudulently tried to duck responsibility to pay for environmental cleanup after decades of contamination.

Using Arbitration Clauses in Class Action Settlements

Andra Barmash Greene and Bryant Y. Yang : Corporate Counsel : January 28, 2014

Companies rarely use arbitration clauses in class action settlement agreements in California. That may be a missed opportunity.

Pair of Patent Stars Sidelined by DQ Motions as 'Playbook Theory' Gains Ground

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 21, 2014

Matthew Powers and Morgan Chu were taken out of high-stakes suits where former clients complained they'd be compromised.

Big Law Defectors Score $85M Verdict in Google Patent Trial

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 20, 2014

When Greg Dovel and Jeff Eichmann left prestigious law firms to become contingency fee plaintiffs lawyers, some of their Harvard Law School classmates were left scratching their heads. But no one was second-guessing their career path this week, when the duo won a big verdict in a patent case against Google Inc.

Verdicts & Settlements

: The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

BAR-ometer

: The Recorder : January 07, 2014

Quinn's tit for tat … Koh sticks to her guns … DQ depo deal breaker

Parties to GMO Wheat Class Actions Give Mediation a Try

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

American farmers who sued Monsanto Co. after discovering a genetically modified wheat strand in Oregon plan a "tight and aggressive timeline" to attempt mediation with the company.

Judge DQs Irell in Networking Patent Case Filed by Former Client

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 05, 2014

The Irell & Manella team led by Morgan Chu can't defend A10 Networks in a suit filed by rival Radware, ruled Judge Ronald Whyte.

Judge DQs Irell in Networking Patent Case Filed by Former Client

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 05, 2014

The Irell & Manella team led by Morgan Chu can't defend A10 Networks in a suit filed by rival Radware, ruled Judge Ronald Whyte.

Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Powertech to Pay Tessera $196 Million to End Patent Dispute

Chelsea Allison : The Recorder : January 27, 2014

Fifth Court Hears Arguments in Fight Pitting Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins and Albert G. Hill III

John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 24, 2014

A lawyer representing Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins told Dallas' Fifth Court of Appeals that a trial court had no authority to dismiss indictments that the DA had brought against a wealthy oil heir—charges that the trial judge concluded Watkins filed "to assist" plaintiffs lawyer Lisa Blue.

Fifth Court Hears Arguments in Fight Pitting Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins and Albert G. Hill III

John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 19, 2014

The Fifth Court of Appeals heard arguments regarding a trial court's authority to dismiss indictments brought by D.A. Craig Watkins against a wealthy oil heir who was in a fee dispute with Lisa Blue.

UMass Asks Supreme Court to Resolve Jurisdictional Wrinkle in Patent Case

Drew Carroll : The Recorder : January 12, 2014

Appealing a Federal Circuit ruling, lawyers at Irell & Manella contend the dispute pitting two state universities must be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, which has exclusive jurisdiction over controversies between states.

Citing Ninth Circuit Ruling, Nevada Drops Fight Over Gay Marriage Ban

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 11, 2014

We named Lisa Blatt of Arnold & Porter and Brian Hennigan of Irell & Manella Litigators of the Week for last month's Ninth Circuit win, in which the court found that lawyers for Abbott Labs improperly struck a self-identified gay juror because of his sexual orientation.

Citing Ninth Circuit Ruling, Nevada Drops Fight Over Gay Marriage Ban

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 11, 2014

We named Lisa Blatt of Arnold & Porter and Brian Hennigan of Irell & Manella Litigators of the Week for last month's Ninth Circuit win, in which the court found that lawyers for Abbott Labs improperly struck a self-identified gay juror because of his sexual orientation.

Don't Look for Absolution in Law

Vivia Chen : The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

How much penance does an established liar have to perform before he can be admitted into the sacred halls of law practice?

Prenatal Testing Firms Take IP Fight to Federal Circuit

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 10, 2014

San Diego-based Sequenom—which saw its patent squelched by a district judge last year—is asking the appeals court to take judicial notice of "uncontested" scientific facts. But the company's rivals are crying foul.

Prenatal Testing Firms Take IP Fight to Federal Circuit

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 10, 2014

San Diego-based Sequenom—which saw its patent squelched by a district judge last year—is asking the appeals court to take judicial notice of "uncontested" scientific facts. But the company's rivals are crying foul.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Irell's Finances Slip in 2013

Drew Combs : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

Los Angeles–based Irell & Manella suffered declines in all key financial metrics in 2013, with the sharpest drop coming in the revenue per lawyer category, according to The American Lawyer's reporting.

In a Challenging Economy, Some Firms Pulled Away From the Pack

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 07, 2014

Richard Dickson's Fenwick, along with Cooley, saw gains in all the major metrics, but other firms fell flat or faltered.

It's Chu v. Apple in Wisconsin University Patent Case

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : January 03, 2014

In a new lawsuit, the Irell & Manella partner alleges that Apple incorporated university technology in the processor that powers the company's newest blockbuster devices: the iPhone 5S, iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display.

The Careerist: Don't Look for Absolution in Law

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 03, 2014

News about fabulist Stephen Glass, the English Maiden, and Dilworth's new chairman.

Another Day, Another Data Breach Settlement. Plus: Send in the Drones

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : January 31, 2014