|Irell & Manella|
|No. of Offices||Century City, CA
Newport Beach, CA
|No. of Attorneys||220|
|Major Practice Areas||General practice|
|Date Founded||1941 (California)|
Irell & Manella LLP was founded in 1941 by lawyers Lawrence E. Irell (1912–2000) and Arthur Manella (1917–1997), and has grown to 220 lawyers. It currently has two locations in Southern California: Century City and Newport Beach. Irell is well known for both intellectual property litigation and general business litigation, and also for its high standards for hiring new attorneys. Vault's 2009 Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms ranked Irell & Manella the 60th most prestigious firm in the country. 
Morgan Chu is one of Irell's most well-known attorneys; he is also the brother of United States' Secretary of Energy Steven Chu.[2 ] Former U.S. prosecutor John Hueston, well known for his successful prosecution of former Enron directors in the Trial of Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling, is a partner in Irell's Newport Beach office. The managing partner of the firm is Elliot Brown. Andra Barmash Greene is the managing partner of the Newport Beach office. Jane Shay Wald is the head of the trademark practice group and David Siegel is the head of the securities litigation practice group.