Irell & Manella LLP

Irell & Manella LLP

3 Star Rating     1 review

http://www.irell.com 
Main Office:
1800 Avenue of the Streetars, Suite 900 | Los Angeles | CA | 90067
Phone: 310-277-1010  | Fax: 310-203-7199 
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Year of establishment 1941 Number of Partners 51
Number of offices 2 Partner:associate ratio 0.60
Biggest office Los Angeles Percentage of women attorneys 18.90
Number of attorneys 176 Percentage of minority attorneys 11.10
Number of associates 90 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 7.40
Irell & Manella LLP
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Overview

Our firm is known for its rigorous selection of lawyers. We insist on outstanding academic credentials, but we also place a premium on creativity, experience, and common sense. We are dedicated to creating a collegial environment in which lawyers at all stages of their careers can flourish and enjoy the practice of law. By developing lawyers who combine specialized expertise with broad-based legal knowledge, and by training new lawyers to undertake significant responsibility early in their careers, we are able to achieve outstanding results without overstaffing. Our firm is big enough to handle the largest and most complex matters, but small enough to maintain excellence at every level. Irell is managed conservatively without debt with the goal of stability regardless of economic conditions. In The American Lawyer 2013 report on the 200 largest law firms in the country, three financial metrics are examined and Irell is in the top five percent nationally in all three categories.


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Irell & Manella LLP Reviews

- Reviewed on July 21, 2017

This is a good opportunity for a lot of young attorneys, especially those who cannot or will not work at mega-firms. So the best advice is to do your research and be diligent about the opportunity that you have at this firm, because it is not for everyone.


Pros : This is not a bad place to work if you need to fill some time while you're looking for something better. This firm has a few different practice areas, so you can get your feet wet working in several areas of the law. You will have supervisors who care about your success, which is good. But if you want to earn top dollar, you will need to work at a mega-firm.
Cons : There is not a lot of upward mobility here. You will probably find that senior attorneys don't want to step aside for new partners. You will also find that your colleagues at other law firms are earning a lot more than you are. That's why many people make this law firm a short stop on the long trajectory of their careers.

Awards and recognitions

Irell To Be Honored With Restructuring Deal of the Year Award
State Bar Honors Irell With President's Pro Bono Service Award
Irell & Manella Wins IFLR M&A Deal of the Year Award
UC Irvine School of Law Honors Irell with Pro Bono Award
Irell & Manella Receives Public Counsel 2011 Law Firm Pro Bono Award
2014 Pro Bono Award presented by Public Counsel's Consumer Law Project to Daniel Allender for his work on behalf of two Port of Los Angeles truck drivers.
2014 Pro Bono Partner Award presented by the University of California, Irvine School of Law to Irell & Manella.
2013 President's Pro Bono Service Award presented by the State Bar of California to Irell & Manella's Newport Beach office.
2013 Firm of the Year award presented by Public Law Center to Irell & Manella in recognition of the firm's dedication and commitment to providing pro bono services to those that need it most.
2013 Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year award presented by the Century City Bar Association to Irell & Manella in honor of the thousands of hours the firm dedicated to pro bono legal representation in 2012, and the firm's new pro bono initiative.
2012 Appellate Law Program Pro Bono of the Year award presented by Public Counsel to Michael Strub for his representation of the plaintiff and appellant in a housing discrimination case in the Second District Court of Appeal.
2011 Law Firm Pro Bono Award presented by Public Counsel to Irell & Manella for providing those in need with access to justice.
2011 Volunteer of the Year award presented by the Constitutional Rights Foundation to Melissa McCormick.
2011 Consumer Law Project Pro Bono Award presented by Public Counsel to Gregory Smith and Jonathan Steinberg, for their representation of a mortgage-fraud victim in the California Court of Appeal.
2010 Social Justice Award presented by the ACLU Foundation of Southern California to Irell & Manella for securing a major victory on behalf of the homeless community in Laguna Beach, California in Sipprelle v. City of Laguna Beach.
2008 Consumer Law Project Advocates of the Year award presented by Public Counsel to David Schwarz and Joel Sayres for their representation of an 83-year old mother of five children and four foster children, who was the victim of financial elder abuse by her grandson.
2006 Commitment to Justice Award presented by Bet Tzedek to Irell & Manella.
2006 Pro Bono Achievement Award presented by the Los Angeles Daily Journal to Irell & Manella for our representation of the NRDC and a coalition of environmental organizations in a suit filed against the U.S. Navy.
2004 Flag Bearer Award presented by Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) to Irell & Manella for our critical work with PFLAG in preparing an amicus brief in Lawrence v. Texas.
2003 Community Spirit Award presented by The Serra Project to Irell & Manella for our commitment and service to The Serra Project, a non-profit offering supportive services and housing to HIV/AIDS-impacted families.
Vault recognizes Irell as one of the "25 Best Law Firms for Diversity" in their 2014 rankings.
In The American Lawyer's 2013 Diversity Scorecard, out of the 228 U.S. law firms surveyed, Irell ranked #9 in diversity in the percentage of minority partners and #20 in the percentage of minority lawyers overall.
MultiCultural Law Magazine consistently ranks Irell among the "Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity."
MultiCultural Law Magazine also ranks Irell among the "Top 50 Law Firms for Partners."
Lambda Legal presented Eric Webber with the 2013 West Coast Liberty Award for his tireless advocacy for LGBT individuals in the legal profession.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) awarded Irell & Manella the 2004 Flag Bearer Award for our critical work preparing an amicus brief in Lawrence v. Texas.

Diversity

"Irell & Manella is focused on delivering the highest quality legal services and achieving excellence through diligence and creativity. Our attorneys are hired and evaluated based on the quality of their work. This focus has penetrated our culture and resulted in a population of attorneys from a variety of backgrounds."

Summer associate program

Our summer program is designed to allow summer associates to explore any areas of our practice, experience client meetings, corporate closings, court hearings, depositions and trials, and work with many of the firm's attorneys. Each summer associate is assigned to an "anchor" case or transaction that he or she follows closely through the summer, while also working with other attorneys on other matters. The goal is for summer associates to end the summer with a sense of what practicing as an attorney at Irell & Manella is really like.

Summer associates also take part in special training programs on trial practice, contract drafting, legal research and writing techniques, and practical pointers for those who are interested in clerking. They have the opportunity to participate in a mock wrongful death trial of Wyatt Earp that is tried to a jury and presided over by a retired federal judge. Each summer, many of our summer associates handle pro bono matters and community service projects, including adoption proceedings for needy children and their adoptive families.

Another purpose of Irell & Manella's summer program is for summer associates to get acquainted with each other and the firm's attorneys. Organized events, such as a weekend in Catalina, a night at a Newport Beach resort, and dinners at attorneys' homes, as well as informal lunches and dinners around town, provide our summer associates with exposure to the many attractions of Southern California.

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