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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.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Irell & Manella has 166 attorneys and is the 239th largest firm in the United States.  With $237,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 126th on The American Lawyer's 2014 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 200 126 -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

BAR-ometer: Irell's in the Money

: The Recorder : January 30, 2015

Irell & Manella Sees Revenue, Profits Climb

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : January 29, 2015

Revenue per lawyer rebounds to $1.555 million.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 20, 2015

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

After Long Careers, Am Law Luminaries Look to New Horizons

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

From Akin's John Dowd to Vinson & Elkins' Joe Dilg, the start of 2015 has led some lions of the bar to retire. Some, like Dilg, are leaving Am Law 100 life early to try their hand on the business side, while others, such as Baker Botts' Robert Jordan and McGuireWoods' Richard Lieberman, are preparing for book tours.

Challenges Mount to California Measure Protecting Hens

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 14, 2015

They might have egg on their face, but lawyers challenging a California law that mandates living conditions for hens are asking a federal appeals court to strike down the measure.

Indictments Reinstated Against Wealthy Dallas Heir

John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 12, 2015

Dallas Fifth Court of Appeals revives fraud cases against wealthy oil heir who alleges he was indicted by the D.A. as a favor to his former attorney Lisa Blue.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 12, 2015

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Group's Exit Will Test Irell's Go-Small Game

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : January 09, 2015

The firm has shed lawyers and partners while boosting profits, and its leaders say losing a sixth of their lawyers to a new boutique won't do much damage.

Seven Partners and 25 Associates Quit Irell to Launch Boutique

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : January 06, 2015

John Hueston and Brian Hennigan say their new firm will focus on big-ticket business and white-collar litigation.

Star Litigators Depart, Plus (Many) More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2015

An array of high-profile litigators from Irell & Manella and Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi are starting their own firms as January's annual “running of the laterals” begins. Also, Hinshaw & Culbertson hires Dewey & LeBoeuf's former general counsel; a Bingham McCutchen partner and ex-Cadwalader leader find new homes; Blank Rome opens in Pittsburgh; Greenberg Traurig goes to Tokyo; Quinn Emanuel heads to Seattle; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Indictments Reinstated Against Wealthy Dallas Heir

John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 05, 2015

Dallas Fifth Court of Appeals revives fraud cases against wealthy oil heir who alleges he was indicted by the D.A. as a favor to his former attorney Lisa Blue.

SEC Accuses Corporate Lawyer of Insider Trading

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : December 22, 2014

Ex-Stradling Yocca partner has agreed to settle claims he sold his stock in Spectrum Pharmaceuticals after the client told him sales were dropping.

Tesla Seeks Sanctions After Dousing Car-Fire Suit

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : December 18, 2014

Irell & Manella partner David Siegel says plaintiffs firms ignored evidence to push "baseless claims" against the electric car company.

Skadden Adds Top French Dealmaker, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 09, 2014

A leading French M&A lawyer heads to Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Paris; King & Spalding brings back a former partner and sees its M&A cohead head to the NFL; Squire Patton Boggs makes it rain Down Under and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : December 01, 2014

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Disk Error

Anne Stuart : Corporate Counsel : December 01, 2014

When an arbitrator found that key evidence in a trade secrets case had been fabricated, 
he sanctioned one side and awarded hundreds of millions of dollars to the other. 
Then the real fight began.


Greenberg Traurig Adds Qatar's World Cup Lawyer, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 21, 2014

Romi Nayef, an ex-Dentons partner and a lead lawyer for Qatar in its controversial World Cup bid, joins Greenberg Traurig as of counsel in his hometown of Houston; Carlton Fields Jorden Burt hires more Bingham McCutchen refugees; a Hogan Lovells partner returns to Yale; Mintz Levin hires again from Edwards Wildman Palmer; Wiley Rein prepares to absorb a 50-person lobbying group and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Heat of Battle

David Ruiz : The Recorder : November 12, 2014

Palo Alto Networks brought an end to its patent brawl with Juniper Networks and soundly defeated an inventor's suit.

Special Report: Big Law's Reality Check

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014

Amid generally flat revenue but rising partner profits, four fundamental changes are roiling the legal marketplace. Is your firm prepared?

Amkor Vows to Fight $128 Million Tessera Win, PTO Defeat

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : October 14, 2014

Last week ended on a decidedly sour note for Amkor Technology, a contract chip assembler that's been locked in endless litigation with semiconductor IP company Tessera Technologies. But the news was all good for Tessera and its lawyers at Irell & Manella.

Litigator of the Week: Lewis Remele Jr. of Bassford Remele

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : October 09, 2014

Capping years of litigation over an arbitration gone awry, Remele helped secure an estimated $800 million victory for Seagate in a trade secrets battle with rival hard drive maker Western Digital.

Judge Slams Brakes on Tesla Shareholder Suit

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 26, 2014

U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer said there's no evidence the company deceived investors about a risk of battery fires.

Tesla Plays Up Safety Record in Securities Suit

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 25, 2014

Last year's battery fires don't undermine safety claims, according to Irell & Manella's David Siegel.

The TCW Group Inc.

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : September 22, 2014

Women Leaders in Tech Law: Laura Seigle, Irell & Manella

: The Recorder : September 18, 2014

This accomplished IP litigator doesn't shy away from high-stakes trials—or new technology.

Suit Against SkinMedica Remains Alive

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : September 10, 2014

A federal judge has kept alive a proposed class action that alleges SkinMedica, Inc., failed to disclose that its skin-care creams, which contain human growth factors allegedly harvested from human foreskin tissue, could pose a cancer risk and lack federal government approval to be sold.

Judge Boots Paul Hastings Off Trade Secrets Defense

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 08, 2014

Santa Clara Judge Peter Kirwan saw a clear conflict in the firm's simultaneous representation of rivals SK Hynix and Toshiba.

Blasting Koh, Defense Asks Ninth Circuit to Restore 'No-Poach' Deal

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 05, 2014

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh "committed clear legal error" by spurning the $324.5 million settlement, argue lawyers for four technology companies.

Tech Giants Ask Ninth Circuit to Restore 'No-Poach' Deal

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 05, 2014

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh "committed clear legal error" by spurning the $324.5 million settlement, argue lawyers for four technology companies.

Judge Apt to Eject Paul Hastings From Trade Secrets Case

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 03, 2014

Santa Clara Judge Peter Kirwan sounded ready Wednesday to bar Paul Hastings from representing SK Hynix because of the firm's ties to Toshiba, an interested party.