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Michelman & Robinson, LLP

At a Glance


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“There can be long hours.”

About Michelman & Robinson, LLP

With nearly 80 attorneys across seven offices—three in California, one in New York City, one in Chicago, and two in Texas—Michelman & Robinson, LLP (M&R) represents clients from an array of industries and can claim an impressive string of significant victories as of late.

Mid-Size Firm, Big Impact

Don't let size fool you. While M&R may not be as large as many of its competitors, that hasn't stopped the firm from being a major contender for high-profile work in a range of practice areas. Superstar partners and co-founders Sanford L. Michelman, a renowned litigator, and Mark B. Robinson, a sought after insurance lawyer, have added to their team at a steady pace, and their namesake firm boasts well-known appellate, class action & complex business litigation, corporate & securities, cybersecurity & privacy, environmental, intellectual property, labor & employment, real estate, regulatory, tax, and white collar practice groups. Based in Los Angeles, M&R serves a global client base, including Fortune 500 companies, insurance-related entities, advertising and digital media firms, hotels and restaurants, financial institutions, high-tech and industrial enterprises, real-estate developers, government agencies, entrepreneurs in major and emerging industries, educational and philanthropic institutions, individuals, and small and mid-sized businesses.

From Insurance to Media to Class Actions

M&R is perhaps best known for its representation of insurance-related companies. Three of its long-time clients are now among the top 15 insurance brokers in the U.S., and the firm also works on behalf of insurers, reinsurers, private equity concerns and agents. M&R’s bread and butter in the insurance space falls under the regulatory umbrella. That being said, it also prides itself on handling mergers and acquisitions, litigation, employment, and intellectual property matters for its insurance clientele.

Advertising, creative and media-buying agencies, advertisers, media outlets, ad-tech companies, Internet publishers, and other content providers rely on M&R to keep pace in an ever-changing advertising and digital media landscape. The attorneys in M&R’s Advertising & Digital Media Industry Group actively participate in some of the market's preeminent events and trade associations, including the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Advertising Week, and the Digital Place-based Advertising Association (DPAA), among others.

M&R is known nationally for its complex litigation experience and class action prowess. The firm has successfully defended companies in a number of industries against class actions alleging unfair business practices, unfair competition and misappropriation of trade secrets, wrongful termination, and wage and hour and benefit violations.

News & Awards

  • In what the Daily Journal called a top defense verdicts for 2014, M&R helped a former executive avert $264 million in potential exposure by successfully defending him in misappropriation of trade secrets litigation. USA National Title Company Inc. v. Robert Clayton Jr. 
  • M&R secured an $11,900,000 verdict for a private jet company against a former assistant director of operations in a breach of contract and duty of loyalty case. Jet Edge International v. Schembari 
  • Represented a leading strategic business advisory in its sale to an international media firm in a transaction valued at more than $200 million. MediaLink
Michelman & Robinson, LLP

10880 Wilshire Blvd
19th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: (310) 299-5500

Firm Stats

Chairman & Managing Partner: Dana Kravetz
Recruiting Chair: Lara Shortz (Los Angeles)

Base Salary

1st year: $190,000
2nd year: $205,000
3rd year: $225,000
4th year: $240,000
5th year: $265,000
6th year: $275,000
7th year: $285,000
8th year: $300,000
Summer Associate: $3,653.85

Employment Contact

Corby Sullivan
Human Resources and Recruiting Coordinator
(310) 299-5500

No. of U.S. Offices: 7

No. of International Offices: 0

Major Office Locations

Chicago, IL
Dallas, TX
Houston, TX
Irvine, CA
Los Angeles, CA (HQ)
New York, NY
San Francisco, CA

Major Departments

Advertising & Digital Media
Banking & Financial Services
Bankruptcy & Restructuring
Commercial & Business Litigation
Corporate & Securities
Cybersecurity & Privacy
Government & Municipalities
Health Care
Intellectual Property
Internet, Software & Technology
Labor & Employment
Music & Entertainment
Real Estate
Regulatory & Administrative
White Collar
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.