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Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

  • Designation: Los Angeles
  • Head Count: 329
  • Gross Revenues: $281,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $855,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,230,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 4

Manatt, Phes & Phillips, is a Los Angeles-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Manatt, Phes & Phillips, has 329 attorneys and is the 134th largest firm in the United States.  With $281,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 112th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, NY and TN.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 112 4 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 134 -2 Lawyer head count
The A-List 23 11 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 28 38 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 34 -11 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 48 -48 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Speaker's Sudden Downfall Stirs Anxiety in Legal Community

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 30, 2015

With Sheldon Silver no longer at the helm of the state Assembly, criminal justice and court advocates say they're anxious about how new leadership in the chamber will affect the judiciary, civil and criminal legal services providers and other areas of the legal system.

Manatt's Donna Wilson

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : January 26, 2015

The cybersecurity attorney discusses California's new data breach law and the president's push for similar federal rules.

McDermott Taps New COO, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2015

Two firms shuffling their COOs saw partners depart in January; DLA Piper and Kirkland & Ellis make some high-profile labor and employment hires; Quinn Emanuel grows in Houston; Wilmer raids MoFo for a new cybersecurity chair; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : January 08, 2015

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

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.

Sedgwick Fighting for Dismissal of Malpractice Claims

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 05, 2015

Sedgwick LLP has asked a federal judge to toss out a $200 million malpractice case filed against the firm in the fallout from a failed Ponzi scheme.

Legal Business: Climate Unsettled

Katelyn Polantz and Andrew Ramonas : The National Law Journal : December 29, 2014

2014 was tumultuous for law firms — several didn't live to see 2015, or held on via mergers.

On the Move

: The Recorder : December 22, 2014

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

INADMISSIBLE: Ex-Aide Sues Texas Congressman's Office

: The National Law Journal : December 22, 2014

A former staffer in the office of U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, sued her old workplace alleging she was illegally fired in a sexually charged environment after she complained about mistreatment. Plus more in this week's column.

State Bar Nixes Move, Sale, and Any Self-Study

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : December 19, 2014

In voting down proposal to review its operations, trustees were urged not to "capitulate to drama" around Dunn ouster. And State Bar visitors be warned: It's a slippery place!

Operation Full Disclosure: A Warning to Companies About Ads

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : December 17, 2014

The Federal Trade Commission wants companies to take a step back and focus on some pre-Internet advertising issues.

Watchdog's Foreign Lobbying Audit Finds 'Lax Enforcement'

Andrew Ramonas : Legal Times : December 16, 2014

U.S. lobbyists representing foreign governments don't have much reason to fear the U.S. Department of Justice if they skirt a federal law requiring them to report certain details about their advocacy, according to a report a watchdog group released Tuesday.

Bingham Pro Bono Cases Find New Home in Morgan Lewis

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : December 16, 2014

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius will assume nearly 500 pro bono cases from Bingham McCutchen as part of its absorption of the firm, bringing the combined total of pro bono cases from both firms to as many as 1,500.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Navigating Legal Issues in the Twittersphere

Jesse M. Brody and Suemyra A. Shah : Internet Law & Strategy : November 12, 2014

Companies now maintain an active presence on Twitter, but the extent to which brands can lawfully interact with other Twitter users for advertising and similar commercial purposes is still not yet clearly defined.

Ninth Circuit Says Sirius Can't Arbitrate Toyota Owners' Claims

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : November 10, 2014

Buying a car shouldn't automatically bind someone to a contract with an optional satellite radio service, wrote Judge Harry Pregerson.

Covington Nabs MoFo Financial Services Pro, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Covington & Burling picks up a leading consumer financial services lawyer from Morrison & Foerster, a firm that recently saw a technology transactions partner join the NBA; Gibson Dunn makes a government hire after election season; two more firms raid Bingham; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : November 04, 2014

Eight firms announce new additions, while Nancy Hoppock has been named first deputy director of the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice.

Dentons Grows in New Jersey and Africa, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 04, 2014

One of the world's largest firms expands in the Garden State and Casablanca; Katten Muchin Rosenman adds a former Dealmaker of the Year; Norton Rose Fulbright gets into cybersecurity; Willkie Farr & Gallagher goes to Houston and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : November 03, 2014

New arrivals and laterals in this week's column.

Who in Big Law Cut Checks for the Midterms?

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 28, 2014

The NLJ looks at how the legal industry supports certain interests and people, and where lobbying horsepower could focus in the coming years. In this report, we've highlighted midterm election contributions to three powerful members of Congress.

Edwards Wildman Trio Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 28, 2014

Three more Edwards Wildman Palmer partners head elsewhere amid the firm's looming merger vote with Locke Lord; Kirkland's latest lateral raid targets Skadden; a Bingham McCutchen restructuring partner heads in-house; Tom Daschle joins forces with Baker Donelson; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: The Recorder : October 27, 2014

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

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 23, 2014

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

A Sidley Partner's Quick Turnaround, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Six weeks after joining Fried Frank, former Sidley Austin securities and derivatives enforcement head David Katz returns to the firm; Kirkland & Ellis makes two more high-profile additions; Schulte Roth snags Patterson Belknap's trusts and estates chair; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Manatt Adds Trademark Partner, IP Lawyers

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : October 20, 2014

Michelle Cooke was previously the leader of Steptoe & Johnson's trademark transactional practice in California.

Edwards Wildman's Tech Cochair Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 18, 2014

Another Edwards Wildman Palmer partner departs ahead of the firm's proposed merger later this year with Locke Lord; a Bingham partner heads to the FCC; Fried Frank and Kirkland & Ellis add a pair of new partners; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: The Recorder : October 17, 2014

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

Manatt Adds Trio of IP Partners in Southern California

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : October 15, 2014

Robert Dickerson, most recently a partner at Dickstein Shapiro, will chair Manatt's IP practice.

Hold the Phones: Companies on the Hook for TCPA Risks

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : October 15, 2014

On the one-year anniversary of updates to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, a look at how much of an effect they've had.