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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

Chadbourne, Boies Square Off as U.S. Guards Iran Secrets

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 15, 2014

Chadbourne's Abbe Lowell and Lee Wolosky of Boies Schiller are no strangers to sensational cases. Exhibit A: billionaire Victor Restis' defamation lawsuit against United Against Nuclear Iran, which was thrown back into the headlines over the weekend by the government's plea to toss the case.

Proskauer Helps Keep Bills in Buffalo

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

In what could be the largest-ever sale of a National Football League team, Proskauer Rose is advising the estate of the late Ralph Wilson Jr. on its agreement to sell the Buffalo Bills to shale gas industry billionaire Terrence Pegula for a reported $1.4 billion. A handful of other regional and Am Law 100 firms also have roles related to the sale.

On the Move

: The Recorder : September 08, 2014

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

Lure of the Legal Giants, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 07, 2014

Baker & McKenzie, Jones Day, Norton Rose Fulbright and Squire Patton Boggs all experienced churn to their robust partnership ranks in the first week of September; a high-profile in-house lawyer joins Ballard Spahr as a Bingham McCutchen partner heads the other way; and Milbank brings on a top federal prosecutor in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Weil Hires in Dallas, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 02, 2014

Weil, Gotshal & Manges, which experienced an exodus of partners in Dallas last year, has made a key corporate hire in the city. The Am Law Daily looks at that move as well as more departures from Bingham McCutchen and Kirkland & Ellis, tie-ups by DLA Piper and Hinshaw & Culbertson and some prominent lawyers leaving public service in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Hinshaw Bags Barger & Wolen to Bolster Insurance Expertise

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 02, 2014

Hinshaw & Culbertson, a 460-lawyer regional midwestern Am Law 200 firm based out of Chicago, has agreed to merge on Oct. 1 with California's Barger & Wolen, a 45-lawyer shop that also has outposts in New York and London. The deal, which has been approved by the partnerships of both firms, will give Hinshaw its first overseas office.

INADMISSIBLE: Cross Pennsylvania Ave. Off The Hot List

: The National Law Journal : September 01, 2014

Law firms, Washington's largest private-sector real estate tenants, have razed tradition to cater more to the city's young intelligentsia when choosing new locations, according to some of the city's law firm and real estate leaders. Plus more in this week's column.

In-House Counsel Profile: Lisa Hatton Harrington

June Bell : The National Law Journal : September 01, 2014

Lisa Hatton Harrington oversees much of NBCUniversal Media LLC's digital arm, including Fandango, the country's leading online retailer of movie tickets.

Kirkland IP Duo Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 29, 2014

Two more IP litigation partners leave Kirkland & Ellis, a Bingham McCutchen corporate partner goes in-house, Jones Day scores a Latin American dealmaker and Ropes & Gray grabs a high-profile private equity partner in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Patton Boggs Diaspora Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 26, 2014

After a short stint at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, a pair of former Patton Boggs litigators have joined several former colleagues at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips; a Sidley Austin litigation cochair goes in-house; a former Thelen firm leader retires; and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

No Conflict at Manatt For Former Patton Partner Ben Chew

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : August 25, 2014

Benjamin Chew, a former Patton Boggs partner whose subsequent job was compromised because of Patton's involvement in a legal fraud suit, has landed at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips. It's the third Washington law office Chew has worked out of this year, after a brief tenure at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman that his affiliation with Patton had clouded.

MetLife Settles Junk-Fax Actions for $23 Million

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : August 15, 2014

MetLife Inc. will be out $23 million because one of its former top salesmen allegedly violated federal law by blasting junk faxes to as many as 2.8 million recipients in an effort to drum up more business.

Suit Tossed Against Theaters Over Worker Seating

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : August 11, 2014

A California judge has thrown out a class action alleging that AMC Theatres violated the state's “suitable seating” law by failing to provide seats for employees who sell tickets at its box offices.

The Careerist: Top 50 Mommy Firms

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : August 06, 2014

A look at the subtext behind Working Woman magazine's "50 best firms for women."

Movers

: The National Law Journal : July 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 : July 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 : July 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 : July 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 : June 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 : June 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 : June 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 : June 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 : June 18, 2014

Did your firm make this year's list?

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : June 16, 2014

Personnel changes at Washington-area law firms.

Court Opens Companies To Litigation Over Labeling

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : June 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 : June 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 : June 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 : June 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 : June 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 : June 02, 2014

Afghan attorneys learning how to bring order to chaos.