At a Glance
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About Michelman & Robinson, LLP
With more than 65 attorneys across five offices (three in California, one in New York City, one in Chicago), Michelman & Robinson, LLP (M&R) represents clients from an array of industries and with 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.
10880 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: (310) 299-5500
Chairman: Sanford Michelman
Managing Partner: Dana Kravetz
Recruiting Chair: Lara Shortz (Los Angeles)
Total No. Attorneys 2020:
50 - 100
1st year: $150,000
2nd year: $160,000
3rd year: $170,000
4th year: $190,000
5th year: $210,000
6th year: $220,000
7th year: $230,000
8th year: $240,000
Summer associate: $2,500/week
Chief Operating Officer
No. of U.S. Offices: 5
No. of International Offices: 0
Los Angeles, CA (HQ)
New York, NY
San Francisco, CA
Advertising & Digital Media
Banking & Financial Services
Commercial & Business Litigation
Corporate & Securities
Government & Municipalities
Internet, Software & Technology
Labor & Employment
Regulatory & Administrative
Retail & Apparel
*See firm website for complete list of practices and industries.