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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

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.

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Vivia Chen : The Careerist : June 19, 2015

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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.


: The National Law Journal : June 08, 2015

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

Ostrager Takes Up Gavel As NY Looks to Deepen Commercial Bench

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : June 06, 2015

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett partner Barry Ostrager, freshly retired from the firm at 67, reported to his new chambers at 60 Centre Street in Manhattan this week as New York's newest acting Supreme Court justice.

Hastert Name at Dickstein Drew More Attention Than Money

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : June 04, 2015

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert's resignation last week from Dickstein Shapiro was another punch to the Washington firm. Hastert, a senior adviser who was the most well-known of its professionals, helped market the firm as it restructured in recent years and shrank by nearly half. Still, Hastert, at 73 years old, wasn't central to Dickstein's balance sheet, several people familiar with the firm said.

The Am Law 200 Second Hundred: The Financial Report

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : May 28, 2015

The group showed improvement, but its results lagged behind The Am Law 100's.

On the Move

: The Recorder : May 26, 2015

VOIR DIRE: A Song for Soldiers

: The National Law Journal : May 25, 2015

Attorney George Kieffer is well-known for his civic involvement: A member of the University of California Board of Regents, he also helped write the city charter of Los Angeles. But he's also a lifelong musician. Plus more in this week's column.

Musical Chairs at Squire Patton Boggs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 15, 2015

As the one-year anniversary of the firm's creation draws near, several more Squire Patton Boggs partners seek new homes; Baker & Hostetler brings on roughly 30 lawyers from McKenna Long & Aldridge ahead of the latter's June 1 merger with Dentons; Boies, Schiller & Flexner bags another federal prosecutor; Greenberg Traurig grows in Poland; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Accounting Firm's Legal Arm Expands in London, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 13, 2015

EY Legal, the legal services unit of accounting giant Ernst & Young, launches a financial regulatory practice in London with 12 lawyers from two Am Law 100 firms; Foley Hoag opens in New York; a senior Wilmer partner goes in-house; a Cravath partner departs; more machinations at McKenna Long & Aldridge; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Three Firms See Departures Continue, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 11, 2015

McKenna Long & Aldridge, O'Melveny & Myers and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman see more partners peel away; a former Bingham McCutchen tax partner rejoins her former colleagues at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; a Latham & Watkins antitrust litigator launches her own boutique; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: The Recorder : May 11, 2015

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

D.C. Moves: Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : May 04, 2015

Our roundup of law firm promotions and laterals: Covington & Burling; Jones Day; Kelly Drye & Warren; Locke Lord; Manatt, Phelps & Phillips.

Aspirational Legal Weed Company Sparks Up With Drinker Biddle

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 27, 2015

Drinker Biddle & Reath has been retained as corporate and securities counsel to CannaPharmaRx, an early-stage pharmaceutical company focused on advancing research and discovery in the cannabinoid industry.

McKenna Long Tax Chief Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 26, 2015

The head of McKenna Long & Aldridge's national tax group leaves ahead of a merger with global legal giant Dentons; Arnold & Porter and Cozen O'Connor both make bulk hires from smaller firms; a Jones Day bankruptcy baron returns; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Hollywood and China: An International Buddy Movie

Anthony Paonita : Corporate Counsel : April 24, 2015

Market forces are bringing the two together. Hollywood wants the box office riches; Chinese companies want Hollywood techniques.

Morning Wrap: Report Says Tom Boggs' Son Will Leave Namesake Firm

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 23, 2015

Douglas Boggs is eyeing a job at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips while his father's former firm dwindles inside Squire Patton Boggs: This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country.

Sony's Hacked Emails a Treasure Trove for Attorney-Client Relations

Brian Baxter and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 19, 2015

Internal emails hacked from Sony Pictures Entertainment late last year have been released in a searchable database form by WikiLeaks. The document dump reveals frank discussions between the company's in-house lawyers and outside counsel on everything from legal fees and conflict waivers to pitches for business.

Oil Refiners' Lobby Taps Crowell & Moring, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 03, 2015

Crowell & Moring's environmental and natural resources chair decamps for a key client; Fried Frank hires a new litigation chief; McGuireWoods adds a former top Milbank litigator in Los Angeles; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Medbox Annual Report Shows Manatt's Bet on Big Weed

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 01, 2015

Medical marijuana dispensary Medbox, which was once valued at $2 billion before it was beset by a variety of legal entanglements, filed its annual report last week. The 10-K reveals that the company issued shares worth almost $280,000 to two of its outside legal advisers, including Manatt, Phelps & Phillips.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 26, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

DirecTV Duped Consumers Over Monthly Costs, FTC Says in Suit

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : March 11, 2015

Seeking refunds for millions of consumers, the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday sued DirecTV for false advertising, alleging that the satellite television provider misrepresented the true cost of its service.