About Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP

With offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Orange County, Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell is living the Cali lifestyle. The firm's multiple strengths include thriving intellectual property, land use and real estate, patent litigation, hospitality, labor & employment, entertainment and tax practices. The firm is also keeping up with changing trends, its lawyers blog on the firm's Patent Lawyer Blog, California Land Use Blog, Hotel Law Blog and Investment Law Blog.

Practices So Good, They're Trademarked

Founded by a group of friends in 1981, Jeffer Mangels has grown to join the AmLaw 200.With three offices and more than 100 attorneys, Jeffer Mangels might be smaller than much of its California competition, but the firm offers a robust and versatile practice, hitting everything from bankruptcy to data security to renewable energy. The firm even sports three registered trademark groups, the Chinese Investment Group™, the Discovery Technology Group™ and Global Hospitality Group®. Perhaps due to its youthful partnership and progressive leanings, the firm has attracted a diverse set of clients over the years, like the Los Angeles Lakersand Volkswagen of America. In the entertainment world, Jeffer Mangels attorneys have represented Universal Music Group and CBS.

And the still-young Jeffer Mangels has proven flexible enough to adapt with international trends. The firm's recently formed Chinese Investment Group™ helps Chinese investors make hotel purchases in the U.S. According to the firm's site, the team of hotel and real estate attorneys has seen about $60 billion in hotel transactions and cases involving thousands of properties internationally. The group has worked with hotel brands like Marriott, Hilton, Sheraton, Fairmont, Ritz-Carlton, Regent, Renaissance and Four Seasons.

Litigation Bench Strength

The firm is strong in litigation and according to its website efficiently wins cases "not with an army of lawyers, just one or two smart and experienced trial attorneys with the right plan." Its wins for clients include the defense of a CEQA challenge for Vulcan Materials; a class action lawsuit for BMW Financial Services; a breach of contract claim for venture capital group TAT Partners; and, for an inventor-physician client, Jeffer Mangels achieved a total verdict valued at $570 million against Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Inc. in a lawsuit involving contract claims and patent rights. 

Fostering Diversity

Although the field of law has long been considered a "Boys Club," the women attorneys of Jeffer Mangels have their own clubs. They gather regularly in the office to discuss practice development, business development, community involvement and other issues. They also meet regularly in each other's homes to socialize and discuss their current Book Club book.

Fine Wine

Perhaps there is a liquid lubricant for the extracurricular firm culture at Jeffer Mangels, a firm which the ABA Journal has described as having a "palpable camaraderie" where "work and life often weave easily and naturally." A segment of the firm's attorneys share a passion for wine and host monthly "wine and schmooze" events to share and pass on their knowledge of the powers of the grape to more novice connoisseurs. 

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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP

1900 Avenue Of The Stars
Seventh Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: (310) 203-8080
Fax: (310) 203-8080


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Managing Partner: Bruce P. Jeffer
  • Hiring Partner: Stan Gibson
  • Total No. Attorneys 2015: 116

  • Base Salary
    Firm did not provide salary information

  • Summer Associate Offers
    (2014): 3 out of 3

  • Major Departments & Practices
    ADA Representation
    Chinese Investment Group
    Class Action Defense
    Creditors' Rights
    Discovery Technology Group
    Distressed Assets & Real Estate
    Family Office
    Global Hospitality Group
    Health Care
    Insurance Recovery
    Intellectual Property
    IP Professional Malpractice
    Labor & Employment
    Land Use
    Mergers & Acquisitions
    Motor Vehicle Group
    National Sports Law Group
    Patent Litigation Group
    Patent Prosecution & Transaction Group
    Project Finance Real Estate
    Real Estate Litigation
    Regulatory and Enforcement Group
    Renewable Energy/Climate Change
    Secured Lender Defense
    Trusts & Estates

Major Office Locations

  • Los Angeles, CA (HQ)
  • Irvine, CA
  • San Francisco, CA