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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, Phelps & Phillips is a Los Angeles-based law firm; it merged with Steefel, Levitt on February 1, 2008. The firm ranked 111th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 200 rankings of firms based on revenue with $258,000,000 in gross revenue in 2010. With 322 attorneys, the firm placed 136th on the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms based on size. Manatt, Phelps specializes in providing counsel to the financial and entertainment sectors. The firm also represents clients in energy and natural resources, healthcare, and telecommunications and technology. Among the firm's practice areas are antitrust, intellectual property, labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, and government and regulatory. In addition to its Los Angeles headquarters, the firm has offices in California locations including San Francisco, Palo Alto, Costa Mesa and Sacramento, as well as offices in Washington, D.C. and New York City.

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

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 28, 2014

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

Akin Reclaims Its Lead as Patton Revenue Slides

Andrew Ramonas : The National Law Journal : January 28, 2014

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has reclaimed the top spot among lobbying revenue leaders in Washington following a one-year hiatus.

Data Security in Health Care: HIPAA Enforcement Trends

Helen Pfister and Michelle Gabriel McGovern : New York Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Helen Pfister and Michelle Gabriel McGovern write that a recent $4.8 million settlement with New York Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University is only the most recent in a series of enforcement actions taken against health care organizations that have failed to protect patient health care data on computer systems, electronic networks or other portable media.

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.

Deploying the 30(b)(6) Deposition

Michael R. Gordon and Claudia De Palma : Corporate Counsel : January 27, 2014

As in-house counsel face more litigation and smaller budgets, the 30(b)(6) deposition is a tool to maximize efficiency.

Settlement Pending in L.A. Clippers Robotext Class Action

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : January 25, 2014

The legally embattled Los Angeles Clippers will head to a very different court on June 30 to seek final approval of a $5.3 million settlement of a class action accusing the team of illegally sending unsolicited text messages to the fans' cellphones.

Brady Obligations of Civil Investigators

Ronald G. Blum and Arunabha Bhoumik : New York Law Journal : January 23, 2014

Ronald G. Blum and Arunabha Bhoumik write: Behind the headlines generated by the Mathew Martoma verdict is a decision by U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe that exposes the artifice of coordinated, but "separate," criminal and civil investigations by the DOJ and civil enforcement agencies such as the SEC, the CFTC, and Justice Department civil attorneys.

The Churn: Defections Mount at Edwards Wildman, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has hired Shawn Atkinson, the former cochair of the venture capital and cross-border M&A practice at Edwards Wildman Palmer in London, where the latter firm is trying to stave off a partner exodus. Plus: Bingham McCutchen bulks up in Asia, a partner trio decamps for top in-house roles and other lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Careerist: Top 45 Firms for Women

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 18, 2014

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D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 16, 2014

Personnel changes at Washington-area law firms.

Court Opens Companies To Litigation Over Labeling

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : January 16, 2014

Food and beverage companies would be wise to take a long, hard look at their product labels in light of a U.S. Supreme Court decision clearing the way for competitors to allege those labels are false or misleading.

SCOTUS Closes Safe Harbor in False-Advertising Wars

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : January 12, 2014

Companies would be wise to take a long, hard look at their product labels in light of a U.S. Supreme Court decision clearing the way for competitors to allege those labels are false or misleading.

Supreme Court Closes Safe Harbor in False-Advertising Wars

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : January 12, 2014

Food and beverage companies and others would be wise to take a long, hard look at their product labels in light of a U.S. Supreme Court decision clearing the way for competitors to allege those labels are false or misleading.

Supreme Court Closes Safe Harbor in False-Advertising Wars

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : January 12, 2014

Food and beverage companies and others would be wise to take a long, hard look at their product labels in light of a U.S. Supreme Court decision clearing the way for competitors to allege those labels are false or misleading.

The Churn: Akin Gump, Buchanan Ingersoll Expand, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2014

Akin Gump adds more Patton Boggs refugees, Buchanan Ingersoll becomes the latest firm to head for the Rockies and more lateral hires from across the Am Law 200.

Hope for the Rule of Law

Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : January 02, 2014

Afghan attorneys learning how to bring order to chaos.

Four Firms Score With Record-Setting Clippers Sale

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2014

Covington & Burling, Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger, Kirkland & Ellis and Proskauer Rose are advising on what could prove to be the most lucrative sale of a professional sports team in U.S. history in former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's proposed $2 billion bid to acquire the National Basketball League's Los Angeles Clippers. But a mammoth antitrust suit looms.

The Churn: Squire Patton Boggs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 23, 2014

A look at some partners who won't be joining a combined Squire Patton Boggs, Edwards Wildman Palmer's new public policy group, Polsinelli hires four and more lateral moves across The Am Law 200.

Edwards Wildman Launches Public Policy Group

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

Squire Sanders isn't the only Am Law 100 firm seeking to bolster its government relations arm. Edwards Wildman has added four lobbyists from a Boston-based public policy shop to double the size of its practice.

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.

Foley Latest Firm to Shutter a San Diego Office

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

San Diego, where Baker & McKenzie and Goodwin Procter closed their offices in recent years, will see Foley & Lardner also leave town as the firm consolidates its space and moves up the San Diego Freeway to Del Mar.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 12, 2014

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

The Score: Ex-Patterson Belknap Partner Parsons to Head Clippers

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

As NBA Commissioner Adam Silver pushes Donald Sterling to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the drama swirling around the team adds new players with ties to Patterson Belknap and Kaye Scholer.

The Churn: Winston Bulks Up in IP and Asia, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2014

Despite a recent round of layoffs, Winston & Strawn has hired a four-strong corporate team in Hong Kong and a three-partner IP team in San Francisco.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 05, 2014

Lateral moves in this week's column.

Amid Sterling Row, Skadden Waits in Wings

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 01, 2014

The firm is preparing for a potential court battle with Los Angeles Clippers owner and attorney Donald Sterling.

Wachtell Probe Results in Severe Penalties for Clippers Owner

Ross Todd : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2014

Following an investigation led by Wachtell's David Anders, NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced that L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling would be fined $2.5 million and banned from the league for life after making racist comments.

Resolving Standing Conflict for False Advertising Plaintiffs

Darren W. Saunders : New York Law Journal : January 29, 2014

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips partner Darren W. Saunders writes: The Lanham Act has long served as a vehicle for businesses to bring civil actions for false advertising claims, but the tests to determine who may sue and under what circumstances have varied significantly among the circuits. The Supreme Court recently resolved the conflict.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 28, 2014

Legal industry job changes in our nation's capital.

NBA Probe Could Lead to More Legal Woes for Clippers Owner

Ross Todd : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014

NBA commissioner Adam Silver, a former Cravath associate, has launched an internal investigation into L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling's alleged racist comments.

Broker's Antitrust Claims Against Insurer Rejected

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 28, 2014

The state's largest medical malpractice carrier can require claimants to use its structured settlement brokers rather than their own, a commercial division judge in Buffalo has held.

The Churn: FTC Lawyer Joins Weil, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2014

Weil adds Jeffrey Perry, assistant director of the FTC's competition bureau, in Washington, D.C.

Broker's Antitrust Claims Against Insurer Rejected

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 25, 2014

The state's largest medical malpractice carrier can require claimants to use its structured settlement brokers rather than their own, a commercial division judge in Buffalo has held.

DC Lateral Moves

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 25, 2014

This week's lateral moves in the D.C. legal market include a new solo practice from a Justice Department lawyer, a contruction and government-contract group joining Peckar & Abramson and a partner added to Manatt, Phelps & Phillips' health care practice.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 21, 2014

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

Foley, Quarles Help Keep Bucks in Wisconsin

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 17, 2014

The Milwaukee-based Am Law 200 firms and Paul Weiss advise on the record-setting sale of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks.

The Churn: Bingham Hedge Fund Duo Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2014

Two prominent hedge fund partners and a privacy practice cochair have left Bingham McCutchen.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Scott Morehouse joins Sheppard Mullin's real estate, land use and environmental practice as partner in the Costa Mesa, Calif., office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 31, 2014

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

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 31, 2014

Randy Aoyama joins Hinshaw & Culbertson as partner in the Phoenix office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

The Churn: Foley Snags Weil's Boston Leader, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2014

Weil Gotshal's latest lateral defector is the managing partner of the firm's Boston office; Pillsbury lands two transportation finance partners from DLA Piper in London; and a former senior federal prosecutor heads to Sidley.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Pamela Fulmer joins Arent Fox's intellectual property and complex litigation practices as partner in the San Francisco office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 17, 2014

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

The Churn: Holland & Knight Scatters Five Partner Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

Holland & Knight adds two partners in Tampa and individual partners in Miami, New York and San Francisco; Burr & Forman welcomes four health care attorneys in Birmingham; and two energy and natural resources partners move to Husch Blackwell's Denver office.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Legal industry job changes in our nation's capital.

Morgan Lewis Poaches From Bingham in Three Cities

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

Bingham McCutchen energy partner Mark Williams, tax partner Daniel Nelson, investment management partner Gerald Kehoe and corporate of counsel Ann Chamberlain are leaving the firm's offices in Boston, New York and Washington, D.C., to join Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. For Bingham, the latest lateral losses come on the heels of the firm's worst financial performance in six years.

The Churn: Kaye Scholer Adds Cybersecurity Expert, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 09, 2014

Kaye Scholer creates a new global cybersecurity and privacy group in connection with a recent hire; Dentons makes a series of additions in Washington, D.C., and several lawyers leave Edwards Wildman & Palmer.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Harvey Kauget joins Burr & Forman's intellectual property practice as partner in the Tampa office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 28, 2014

Five firms have announced additions, while Holland & Knight and Bracewell & Giuliani have elevated new partners.

Tyrrell, Patton Boggs May Part Ways Amid Merger Push, Newark Closing

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2014

Patton Boggs, which is engaged in preliminary merger talks with Squire Sanders after announcing the closure of its Newark office this week, could see one of its top partners head for the door. James Tyrrell Jr., a member of the firm's executive committee and head of its toxic tort and product liability practice group, joined Patton Boggs in a high-profile lateral move in 2006. He also took on a controversial case representing indigenous Ecuadoreans suing energy giant Chevron, which has complicated Patton Boggs' efforts to find a merger partner. As it happens, Squire Sanders has its own ties to the South American nation.

The Churn: Latham Adds from Ropes in Boston, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2014

A Boston-based white-collar litigator jumps to Latham & Watkins from Ropes & Gray; Brownstein Hyatt Farber & Schreck gains five intellectual property lawyers; and Morrison & Foerster welcomes back a former partner from the Obama administration.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 24, 2014

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 24, 2014

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

The Churn: MoFo Lands Judge Peck, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2014

MoFo hires the federal bankruptcy judge who oversaw Lehman Brothers' Chapter 11 case; nine securitization and structured finance attorneys leave Jones Day to join Chapman and Cutler; and Latham adds its third private equity partner from Clifford Chance in the past year.

Valley Offices Nab IP Laterals

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 18, 2014

Dentons is bringing on specialists in post-grant proceedings. Meanwhile, Nixon Peabody hooks a pair of litigators.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 18, 2014

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

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Legal industry job changes in our nation's capital.

The Churn: Milbank, Shearman Land Securities Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

A string of New York securities litigators are on the move; Bingham loses two Los Angeles–based lawyers to Winston and a partner in San Francisco to Manatt; and a former U.S. ambassador rejoins Jones Day.