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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

PDC Energy Settles for $37.5 Million in Class Action

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : March 30, 2015

After years of hard-fought litigation, a case pitting PDC Energy against a group of investors who claimed they were "duped" into approving a cash-out merger of their interests in 12 O&G limited partnerships for a fraction of their true value was finally resolved.

PDC Energy Settles for $37.5 Million in Class Action

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : March 25, 2015

After years of hard-fought litigation, a case pitting PDC Energy against a group of investors who claimed they were "duped" into approving a cash-out merger of their interests in 12 O&G limited partnerships for a fraction of their true value was finally resolved.

Plaintiffs Lawyers Who Sued Tesla Avoid Sanctions

Vanessa Blum : The Recorder : March 23, 2015

U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer said the suit was a failure but not entirely frivolous.

Uber Taps Gibson Team to Fight Liability for Alleged Rape by Driver

Ross Todd : The Recorder : March 23, 2015

Gibson Dunn partner Michael Wong, a former federal prosecutor, was hired to fend off a suit filed by a Delhi woman who claims stronger background checks could have prevented her attack.

California Cab Companies Sue Uber Over Safety Claims

Ross Todd : The Recorder : March 18, 2015

The taxi services contend Uber has no right touting that it has the "safest rides on the road."

On the Move

: The Recorder : March 16, 2015

Two Texas Partners Leave Vinson, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 10, 2015

Sidley Austin and Katten Muchin Rosenman snag Vinson & Elkins partners in Houston; Honigman adds a former U.S. senator; K&L Gates bags eight lawyers in two cities; Mayer Brown and Chadbourne & Parke make additions in Mexico City; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Head Count Winners and Losers: Morgan Lewis Makes Gains at Bingham's Expense

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 09, 2015

Firms that saw the biggest head count losses in the past five months include Bingham McCutchen and Edwards Wildman Palmer, according to data compiled by ALM's RivalEdge. Not surprisingly, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, which absorbed 226 attorneys from Bingham McCutchen late last year, made the biggest gains.

Class Decertified in Federal Lawsuit Targeting Aphrodisiac

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : February 23, 2015

A federal judge has decertified a class of California consumers who alleged they were misled into believing that taking the herbal supplement Cobra Sexual Energy would boost their virility.

Latham, Munger Lead on Latest NFL Stadium Plan

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

The National Football League left Los Angeles in 1995, but if the league's San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders have their way, the two franchises will play in a new $1.7 billion stadium just south of the city's downtown in Carson, California. The privately financed project, announced by both teams Friday, has led to roles for at least two Am Law 100 firms.

Valley Firms Set Blistering Pace in a Strong Economic Year

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : February 20, 2015

Joe Conroy's Cooley saw revenue climb 19 percent, while Orrick was flat and Pillsbury struggled to stay ahead of a surging Sheppard Mullin.

An Early Look at The 2015 Am Law 100

: The American Lawyer : February 09, 2015

The Am Law Daily's early coverage of 2014 financial results of The Am Law 100/200 includes an examination into what's going on behind the numbers. This list will be updated as new results become available. Final rankings and full results for The Am Law 100 will be published in The American Lawyer's May 2015 issue and The Am Law Second Hundred will be published in the June issue.

Uber Adds Irell to Law Firm Roster

Ross Todd : The Recorder : February 04, 2015

The transportation network company is lining up litigation counsel to defend a surge of suits.

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.