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Irell & Manella LLP

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Founded in 1941, Irell & Manella LLP is a full-serivce firm with two Southern California locations. The firm has a range of practice areas divided between ligitation and transaction work.[1]



Irell & Manella places a premium on creativity, experience and common sense and tries to foster an intellectual environment that is ultimately reflected in the work product their attorneys produce.

Lawyers at Irell & Manella engage in an extensive variety of pro bono activities, with a philosoohy that their pro bono clients should receive the same amount of time and attention as their paying clients. Ranging from elder abuse to animal welfare to arguing before the Supreme Court, Irell & Manella allows their attorneys to take on pro bono causes that they are passionate about.

Diversity is also an issue of importance to Irell & Manella. Through various diversity initiatives and programs targeting women and minorities the firm is committed to creating an enviorment in which these groups can thrive.[2]

Irell & Manella Areas of Practice

Divided between litigation and transactional work, Irell & Manella has a wide range of practice areas

  • ADR & Arbitration
  • Antitrust
  • Appelate
  • Art
  • Aviation
  • Debt Finance
  • Emerging Technologies
  • White Collar Defense
  • Tax
  • Labor & Employment
  • Real Estate
  • Private Equity

Irell& Manella Offices

Irell & Manella have two Southern California locations in Los Angeles and Newport Beach


Irell & Manella LLP
1800 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 900
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Phone: (310) 277-1010

Irell & Manella Size

Irell & Manella Recruiting

Considered one of the best law firms for a young litigator, attorneys of any speciality at Irell & Manella rave about the early responsibility they enjoy at this firm. As a top 100 law firm, Irell looks for attorneys from top schools, with top grades in addition to creativity and an ability to work as part of a larger team.

With a nearly one-to-one assocaite to partner ratio, Irell & Manella prides itself on giving all attorneys a real chance at making partner. Associates are also members of the firms committee that makes important firm policies, something many other top firms do not allow their associates to participate in.

Additionally, this top firm provides many flexible options for parents/primary caregivers are offered to associates, including up to 18 weeks of paid leave, subsidized childcare, and flexible scheduling. Other perks include a full technology suite to make managing your practice easier and more comprehensive.

Irell & Manella Salary & Bonuses

Associate Base Salary Bonus Range Bonus Comments
Low High Discretionary

1st Year
$50,000 Yes
2nd Year
$60,000 Yes
3rd Year

4th Year $200,000 Yes
5th Year $230,000 Yes
6th Year


Based on May 2010 figures.[3]


  1. http://www.vault.com/wps/portal/usa/companies/company-profile/Irell-&-Manella-LLP?companyId=395
  2. http://www.irell.com/about-women.html
  3. http://www.irell.com/careers-stats.html



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