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Irell Elects First African American Managing Partner

Irell Elects First African American Managing Partner

By Elizabeth Olson, Big Law Business Irell & Manella LLP has elected Ellisen S. Turner as the firm’s managing partner. Turner, a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office who is the hiring chair and an executive committee member, is Irell’s first African-American managing partner. He will succeed Andrei Iancu who is completing his second three-year term,

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Tech Companies Follow Supreme Court Patent Case (Audio)

Morgan Chu, a partner at Irell and Manella, and Robert Fischer, a partner at Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto, discuss a case heard in the Supreme Court about patent litigation. The case, which is being watched closely by Google, Facebook, and many others, will decide whether patent owners are entitled to triple damages in patent


Wake Up Call: Hollywood Big Law Divorce Trial

Below is a list of the most recent developments in the legal industry: • A multimillion-dollar divorce trial between two Southern California lawyers — Hydee Feldstein, a former partner at Sullivan & Cromwell and Paul Hastings and her soon to be ex-husband Peter Gregora, a partner emeritus at Irell & Manella — begins this week in Los Angeles Superior


Irell Expands in Los Angeles With O’Melveny Hires

Irell & Manella has hired the former chair of O’Melveny & Myers’ entertainment and media litigation practice in Los Angeles, the firm announced on Thursday. Robert Schwartz, who has represented Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. and Studio Canal in copyright infringement disputes, will join Irell along with his colleague Victor Jih, Irell said in a statement. Schwartz


Is Law Firm Business Back And Booming?

Photo by DieselDeamon (Flickr/ Creative Commons) Good news about the U.S. law firm industry has been hard to come by over the past six years. Financial pressures have imploded established firms like Dewey & LeBoeuf and headlines have been grim about the state of the legal market, like the New Republic feature: “The Last Days


Why This Star Litigator Left Big Law: The Draw of the Boutique

Photo by Neil Kremer (Creative Commons/Flickr) When a team of 30 lawyers decamped the litigation powerhouse Irell & Manella in early January, plenty of heads turned in the Big Law Community because of the prominence of the departing lawyers and the questions it left about what would come of the 74-year-old California firm. Rumors, particularly