2023 Vault Rankings
About Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
With offices spanning the U.S., from Sunset Boulevard to Times Square to Capitol Hill, Manatt has established a national presence. Manatt boasts a fully integrated consulting and legal professional services model that includes attorneys, consultants, technologists, and other professionals who bring legal, strategy, analytics, and execution into one place for the firm’s clients in the health care, digital & technology, entertainment & media, energy & environmental, financial services, and real estate industries.
Breaking the Mold
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP was founded in 1965 in Los Angeles and has grown to 450 attorneys and consultants across 10 U.S. offices. With five offices in the Golden State, Manatt is a West Coast force, especially in its native Los Angeles. Manatt's Los Angeles office affords the firm a prime position from which to engage established entertainment industry companies and figures—the firm has represented such entertainment clients as Sony Pictures Entertainment, Michael Douglas, Randy Jackson, and Barbara Streisand. Many such luminaries find themselves in the capable hands of Manatt's litigation practice, whose lawyers comprise nearly half of its legal professionals.
Long List of Experience
Manatt’s experience is wide ranging, and the firm's rolodex includes industry heavyweights such as Aetna, AT&T, Bohannon Development Corp., Carnival Corporation, Cross River Bank, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Dignity Health, Diplo, GATX, PIMCO, and Toyota Motor North America. The firm’s transactional attorneys handle mergers & acquisitions, capital markets, financing, venture capital and emerging companies, private equity, global payments, consumer finance, real estate, tax, joint ventures, digital and technology, and licensing. The litigation practice covers a variety of areas, including civil trial & appellate, class actions, complex business disputes, intellectual property disputes, white collar defense, government investigations and inquiries, employment, privacy and data security, and consumer protection and advertising, among other areas.
The firm also boasts deep regulatory experience across industries. Attorneys in the government and regulatory group advise, guide, and represent clients in areas where law, business, and government intersect. Manatt's health care professionals work with a full range of stakeholders, including state and federal policymakers and agencies; payers and health care providers; health systems; foundations; associations; pharmaceutical, biotech, and device companies; and product and service suppliers. The experience of the firm's advertising lawyers extends to disciplines that are subject to varied and complex rules, regulations, and requirements, such as emerging media, mobile marketing, telemarketing, FTC investigations, and many others.
Sense of (ad)Venture
In addition to its diverse practices and consulting experience, Manatt has an affiliated venture capital fund, the Manatt Venture Fund, which holds investments in more than 120 companies, including Beyond Meat, Boom Studios!, Etsy, Pinterest, and Whistle Sports. The Manatt Venture Fund is headed by well-known venture capitalist and Manatt’s Digital and Technology leader, Lisa Suennen.
During these unprecedented times, Manatt further deepened our focus on communication and collaboration. In particular, because of our previous investments in technology, our professional and administrative staff are equipped with the tools, training, and technical support to work remotely, thus providing seamless service to our clients. We also quickly transformed our recruiting and onboarding process to a virtual platform, through which we schedule potential new hires to meet with key colleagues across all offices to make sure they feel connected and engaged. By adopting these policies and embracing our already collaborative culture across the firm, we not only maintained our client-centric mindset, but we also remained true to our fully-integrated, hybridized professional services model. These steps also reinforced the fact that the health and safety of our employees and potential employees remain at the forefront of our recruiting and professional development strategies.
2049 Century Park East
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: (310) 312-4000
Managing Partner & CEO: Donna L. Wilson
Hiring Partner: Emil Petrossian
Total No. Attorneys (2021):
250 - 500
Manatt has a merit-based compensation model.
Chief Talent And Organizational Development Officer
No. of U.S. Offices: 10
No. of International Offices: 0
Costa Mesa, CA
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
Palo Alto, CA
San Francisco, CA
Business Strategy & Consulting
Capital Markets & Finance
Consumer Protection, Advertising & Competition
Digital & Technology Transactions
Energy & Environmental
Government & Regulatory
Investigations & White Collar Defense
IP Protection & Enforcement
Privacy & Data Security
Real Estate & Land Use
Technology & IP Litigation
Venture Capital & Emerging Companies
*See firm website for additional departments and specific practice areas and industries.