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Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

  • Designation: Los Angeles
  • Head Count: 336
  • Gross Revenues: $303,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $900,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,245,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 4

Manatt, Phes & Phillips, is a Los Angeles-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Manatt, Phes & Phillips, has 336 attorneys and is the 132nd largest firm in the United States.  With $303,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 108th on The American Lawyer's 2015 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 200 108 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

Midlevel Associates: A Sunny Outlook in the West

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

West Coast midlevels tended to be happier than their East Coast counterparts.

The Global Lawyer: The Slave Next Door

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

A dozen law firms team up to stop human trafficking, and send Congress a signal.

What Matters to Your AG, and Why You Should Care

Katherine Winfree : Corporate Counsel : August 24, 2015

Here's a primer on what to do when your state attorney general comes calling. Hint: How they find out about a matter influences how they treat it.

Sidley Austin on the Hunt in LA, Plus More Lateral Moves

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 11, 2015

Manatt loses another partner to Sidley in Los Angeles; Debevoise makes do with a pair of IP departures; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Pot Luck: Marijuana Legalization Drives Budding Practices

Zoe Ferguson : The American Lawyer : August 11, 2015

A few bold Am Law 200 firms are growing their own pot law practices.

INADMISSIBLE: Trial Lawyer Billy Martin's Next Steps

: The National Law Journal : August 10, 2015

The firms around him have merged, failed and moved, but celebrity trial lawyer William "Billy" Martin hasn't changed his practice. Plus more in this week's column.

Billy Martin Heads to Eighth Firm, Reflects on What He's Learned

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : August 06, 2015

The firms around him have merged, failed and moved, but celebrity trial lawyer William "Billy" Martin hasn't changed his practice. After working at seven firms in 15 years, Martin said he won't be jarred when he dissolves the boutique shop he founded in 2013. He and two other lawyers from his practice will join Miles & Stockbridge's Washington office, the firm announced this week. "Substantial clients call me not because I'm with Firm A or Firm B. I don't have a different way of practicing in a small firm or a big firm," Martin said.

Can Cooperation Expose a Company to a Defamation Claim?

Jacqueline C. Wolff and Arunabha Bhoumik : Business Crimes Bulletin : August 05, 2015

The courts have split as to whether statements to prosecutors during the course of cooperating with a government investigation can give rise to such a lawsuit.

On the Move

: The Recorder : August 03, 2015

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

K&L Gates Adds Two Amid Departure Wave, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 29, 2015

K&L Gates, which has watched more than 90 partners depart this year, saw another handful leave within the past week; Morrison & Foerster picks up an Asian litigation leader; O'Melveny & Myers adds one in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Sidley Takes Two from Manatt in L.A.

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : July 28, 2015

Firm leaders say it's a good time to invest in Southern California talent.

MedBox and GrowLife's Highs and Lows

Zoe Ferguson : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

In a newly legal industry, some companies have had growing pains.

The A-List: The Runners-Up

Jim Schroeder : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

The next tier of firms in our A-List rankings, and what they need to do to step up.

D.C. Moves: Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : July 24, 2015

A roundup of Washington, D.C. lateral moves and promotions.

The American Lawyer Names 2015 Global Legal Award Winners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : July 23, 2015

The contest attracted 225 strong entries across 30 categories, and honors firms and legal departments involved in the globe's most distinguished deals, disputes and social initiatives.

Schiff Hardin and Steptoe Make Squire Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 22, 2015

Squire Patton Boggs sees more partners depart; two more lawyers peel away from O'Melveny & Myers; another IP litigator leaves Kenyon & Kenyon; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Big Law Backs Kamala Harris in Senate Run

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : July 16, 2015

California's attorney general took in $1.6 million between April 1 and June 30, records show, including donations from Nossaman, Orrick and DLA Piper.

Signal Bankruptcy Plan Reserves $20M for Guest Workers

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : July 14, 2015

The plan would set aside money for more than 200 Indian workers who claimed that Signal deceived and mistreated them when they were lured to this country to help in post-Katrina cleanup efforts.

Veteran Washington Lawyer Stan Brand Joins Akin Gump

Mike Sacks : Legal Times : July 06, 2015

After more than three decades running a firm that bears his name, Stan Brand, a veteran of Washington political law and congressional ethics, has moved his practice to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.

Judges Criticize Prosecution, Defense in Reversing Verdict

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : July 02, 2015

A prosecutor's contention at trial that defendants "left their DNA all over the crime" overstated the scientific evidence against two men in a Rochester rape-murder, and a defense attorney's failure to challenge the declarations merits a new trial for one of the defendants, the Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday.

Fraud Claims Fall Flat in Lawyers' Messy Divorce Trial

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : June 29, 2015

A Los Angeles judge found no breach of fiduciary duty and ordered the couple to split more than $15 million in assets.

Breaux, Lott to Stay at Squire Patton for Another Year

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : June 24, 2015

Washington's two most eligible lobbyists are off the market for another year. Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott and former Senator John Breaux, who co-chair the public policy practice at Squire Patton Boggs, have signed a one-year extension with the firm. Their contract was set to expire this month.

Announcing the Annual LT 150 Survey

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : June 23, 2015

We're hard at work on the LT 150, our annual survey of the largest law offices in the D.C. metro area. This market has several well-known national and international firms leading the pack, yet we realize there are many smaller regional outlets that have concentrated efforts here, too. If your firm is around 30 lawyers, we may need data from you. Our full report on the legal industry in and around Washington, D.C., will publish in the National Law Journal on Aug. 3.

FCC Dials In Updated Rules for Consumer Calls

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : June 22, 2015

The Federal Communications Commission voted to clarify certain aspects of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, including the legitimacy of autodialing and how to handle changed phone numbers.

Ostrager Switches Role From Litigator to Judge

Julie Triedman : New York Law Journal : June 22, 2015

One of the country's best-known and most experienced commercial litigators, Barry Ostrager, has joined New York's state judiciary and is hearing cases in his area of specialty, commercial law.

Top Firms for Women for Equity and Power

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : June 19, 2015

Forty-four firms get WILEF's seal of approval.

Freshfields' U.S. Hiring Spree Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 17, 2015

The Magic Circle firm snags a senior Simpson Thacher & Bartlett civil litigation partner in New York; Sheppard Mullin adds a three-lawyer IP team from Pillsbury; King & Spalding opens in Tokyo; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

New Pot Bar Has Some Lawyers Seeing Green

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : June 14, 2015

After going live last week, a pot bar began luring lawyers nationwide into its ranks. The National Cannabis Bar Association counts a current Akerman partner and former Reed Smith partner as members of its founding board of directors as the organization seeks to bring a relatively niche practice area into the mainstream.

'Missing' $20 Million at Issue in Lawyers' Divorce

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : June 10, 2015

Trial starts Thursday in messy split of two former Big Law attorneys.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : June 08, 2015

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