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Irell & Manella LLP > Firm Details


Los Angeles
1800 Avenue of The Stars, Suite 900 ,
Los Angeles, California - 90067



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A premier Los Angeles firm, Irell & Manella’s primary practice areas are intellectual property, litigation, and corporate transactions. The firm’s work atmosphere is intense, but team-oriented. While associates have varied interests outside the workplace, insiders generally describe their colleagues as “supportive.” Irell & Manella is a diverse firm with the sixth highest percentage of minority partners among U.S. firms. It actively promotes diversity both within the firm and also among clients. The firm’s pro bono commitment is also superior.

Law Firm Salaries

Firm location 1st Year 2nd year 3rd Year 4th Year 5th Year 6th Year 7th Year 8th Year Summer Associate
Los Angeles $135,000 $140,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $200,000 $210,000 N/A $2,400/week
Newport Beach $135,000 $140,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $200,000 $210,000 N/A $2,400/week

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Firm Culture:  Irell is a very competitive place. People are locked behind their doors. The firm is being run like a dictatorship. No willingness to hear constructive criticism of associates. One person runs the place (Chu Morgan) and no one else can speak....
Work & Hours: Horrible hours. Most of the people in a class typically leave the firm within a year-year and a half. The only people who survive there are people that usually have no life. It is not accidential that single women or women with no families and gay people make it as partners there.
Salary & Benefits:  They definitely know how to pay.
The Interview process:  The best preternders. The people at the firm are far from being excellent or smart in general. Some of them are truly unethical and terrible legal minds. They do attract excellent people, but the best run away from there.
Overall Impression:  Stay away from the firm. No chances it will economically survive if Morgan Chu leaves. He brings most of the work to the firm (more than 50%). If God forbid he gets hit by a bus, most people will need to look for a firm. Additionally, if you are a woman that wants to have a life and kids one day, this is not the place for you. They do not give easy life to women. Overall, better to join other places. This firm's reputation is totally unjustified.

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The Chancellor of UCLA bestowed UCLA's highest honor, the UCLA Medal, on our friend and colleague Morgan Chu. Mr. Chu's UCLA Medal is engraved with the Chancellor's words:

"You are a champion of fair enterprise, and one of the most innovative litigators of our time. With a ground breaking approach to intellectual property litigation and information technology law, you have consistently prevailed in the courtroom while remaining a paragon of ethical standards and a model of collegiality. As a mentor, you have generously inspired those who would follow your path; as a founder of the Asian American Studies Center, you gave life to an institution that is vital to the UCLA experience. For your unfailing integrity, your extraordinary record of legal practice and your stalwart support of UCLA, we proudly bestow upon you the UCLA Medal."

Christine Byrd has been named one of California's Top Women Litigators by the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals. The full list of honorees was published in a special supplement to the May issues of both publications.

The Daily Journals selected California's Top Women Litigators based on a number of criteria, including nominations from lawyers throughout the state, a review of the nominee's work throughout the last year, demonstrated leadership within their firm, involvement in the legal community, endorsements from their peers and overall career accomplishments.

Mrs. Byrd has been involved in numerous precedent-setting cases, including TiVo Inc. v. EchoStar Communications Corp. and Immersion Corp. v. Sony Computer Entertainment. Her recent victory in the TiVo Inc. case was one of the most closely watched intellectual property contests in the entertainment industry. Mrs. Byrd helped secure a $74 million verdict on behalf of TiVo Inc., the pioneer of video recorders, for patent infringement of DVR technology. The award now stands at $94 million with interest and supplemental damages, and the verdict has been identified as a “Top 100 of 2006” by VerdictSearch.

In addition to the two huge trials for TiVo and Immersion, Mrs. Byrd served as arbitrator in six lengthy arbitration hearings and successfully defended an executive of a non-profit corporation against claims of accounting irregularities, resulting in a decision by the prosecutor not to bring any charges. She has spoken at many seminars and conferences, as well as published an article on the application of Federal Rule of Evidence 703 to the market and industry data necessary for proof of patent infringement damages. Her 30-year career also includes a five-year stint as a criminal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, where she honed her trial skills.

In recognition of her achievements, Mrs. Byrd was elected a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2004. With membership limited to one percent of a state’s total lawyer population, Mrs. Byrd is one of only 20 women litigators from California included among the 466 Fellows chosen from the state. Her active practice as a neutral has earned her numerous accolades, including an invitation in 2004 to join the College of Commercial Arbitrators, a group of less than 130 ADR specialists nationwide.

Mrs. Byrd has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for 2007-2008 in the specialty area of alternative dispute resolution, and is listed in Los Angeles Magazine's Southern California Super Lawyers of 2007, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in American Women and Who’s Who in the World.

Primary Practice Areas

Litigation,Adr & Arbitration, Antitrust, Appellate, Art, Aviation, Bankruptcy, Reorganization & Creditors' Rights, Class Action Defense, Debt Finance, Emerging Technologies, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Entertainment Litigation, Entertainment Transactions, Insurance, Ip Litigation, Ip Transactions, Labor & Employment, Land Use & Environmental, Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Patent, Copyright & Trademark, Personal Planning, Private Equity, Professional Liability Defense, Public Offerings & Private Placements, Real Estate, Securities Law & Corporate Governance, Securities Litigation, Tax, White Collar Defense.

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