About Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
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 LA. Today, the firm offers its clients legal, strategic, and management consulting advice across key industries.
Breaking the Mold
With offices spanning the U.S., from Sunset Boulevard to Times Square to Capitol Hill, Manatt has established a national presence. Setting itself apart from peers, Manatt boasts a fully integrated, consulting and legal professional services model that includes nearly 150 consultants, technologists, and other professionals, who bring strategy, analytics, and execution into one place for the firm’s clients in the health care, digital technology, privacy and data security, financial services, and real estate industries.
The firm's rolodex includes industry heavyweights, such as AT&T, Blue Shield of California, Dignity Health (formerly Catholic Healthcare West), Kindred Healthcare, Tesoro, Bertelsmann AG, DIRECTV, Lowe Enterprises, Siemens, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Goldman Sachs, and Central Pacific Bank.
Manatt's Los Angeles headquarters 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.
Long List of Experience
Manatt’s experience is wide ranging. 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. Manatt’s government and regulatory professionals advise, guide, and represent clients in areas where law, business, and government intersect.
The firm boasts deep regulatory experience across industries as well. 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.
Manatt attorneys and consultants are also at the forefront of legal issues and policy decisions affecting the energy and natural resources sector, and they bring the most challenging environmental projects to successful conclusion.
A Firm with a Venture
In addition to its diverse practices and consulting experience, Manatt also has an affiliated venture capital 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 Digital and Technology leader Lisa Suennen.
11355 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Phone: (310) 312-4000
Managing Partner & CEO: Donna L. Wilson
Hiring Partner: Andrew Satenberg
Total No. Attorneys 2019:
250 - 500
The firm says: Manatt has a merit-based compensation model.
Summer Associate Offers:
9 out of 9 (2Ls) (2019)
No. of Summer Associates:
9 total (all 2Ls) (2019)
National Recruiting Manager
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
Venture Capital & Emerging Companies
*See firm website for additional departments and specific practice areas and industries.