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Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP

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CEO & Managing Partner: Donna L Wilson
Chief Operating Officer: Kristan Morrell
Number of partners: 183
Number of other lawyers: 138

Firm Overview:
Manatt is a multidisciplinary, integrated national professional services firm known for quality and an extraordinary commitment to clients. The firm is keenly focused on specific industry sectors, providing legal and consulting capabilities at the very highest levels to achieve its clients’ business objectives. Manatt’s groundbreaking approach — bringing together legal services, advocacy and business strategy — differentiates it from competitors and positions it to provide a unique and compelling value proposition.

Main Areas of Practice:

Cross Industry Legal Services:
Manatt’s cross industry legal services group covers a broad array of service areas including civil trial & appellate, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, capital markets & finance, government advocacy & contracting, investigations and white collar defense, employment, tax & estates, consumer protection, litigation and transactional resources. These practices advise and represent clients in areas where law, business and government intersect. The litigation team is composed of talented litigators who have learned the business imperatives of clients in highly specialized industries — consumer products, energy, entertainment, financial services, healthcare, real estate and retail.
Contact: Sharon Bauman
415 291 7425
[email protected]

Digital & Technology:
The firm’s digital and technology group offers sound legal advice and consultation from the leading minds of the technology industry. Practice areas include venture capital & emerging companies, intellectual property & enforcement, digital & technology transactions, privacy & data security, Providing more than legal defense, we plan ahead for success — setting up proactive commercial and security systems around data management. With team members experienced at the highest levels of government, we’re a leading voice in shaping policy, regulation and laws in Washington. The team is integrated, with deep legal experience across a range of industries.
Lisa Suennen
415 291 7418
Email: [email protected]

Energy, Environmental & Real Estate:
Manatt lawyers are skilled in dealing with complex environmental and energy regulations, focusing on the global energy industry and, in particular, on companies that develop, produce, market, transport and process energy resources. The firm provides clients with environmental compliance programs and, when compliance becomes controversy, Manatt litigators are trial-experienced counsel and vigorous advocates. Manatt lawyers make things happen in every aspect of real estate and continue to evolve with clients’ changing needs — from repositioning retail projects to tech office projects, hotel and resort developments, diversifying medical facilities, master-planned communities and mixed-use developments, museums, and infrastructure projects. On the land use side, Manatt is behind some of the largest and most complex deals in the market — obtaining entitlements, permits or approvals; conducting environmental reviews; and managing the compliance process.
Contact: Michael Polentz
Tel: 650 251 1440
Email: [email protected]

Financial Services:
Manatt’s industry-focused team has deep experience in a broad array of banking and financial services areas, helping clients ride the tide of new technologies, changing regulations and consumer behavior. Since Manatt’s founding by two banking lawyers in 1965, the firm has built one of the largest and most comprehensive financial services practices in the United States, including with respect to regulatory and compliance matters, financial transactions, examinations, enforcement, and litigation. Manatt helps companies of all sizes with complex corporate, governance, operational and transactional matters, such as mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and public company services, private equity and sponsor finance, corporate governance, antitrust, leveraged finance and lending, emerging finance techniques, executive compensation, and more. The firm works with leading businesses, from emerging companies to Fortune 500 enterprises, that want creative, intelligent ways to meet challenges and opportunities.
Contact: Craig Miller
Tel: 415 291 7415
Email: [email protected]

Manatt’s practice covers music, film and TV, as well as digital media, sports, live events and other ventures. The firm’s film, TV and digital content practice provides both transactional and litigation services to studios, networks, telecommunications companies, production and distribution companies, banks, funds, and other investors. Manatt’s music lawyers represent some of the world’s biggest artists as well as record companies, producers, concert promoters, publishers and distributors.
Contact: Lindsay Conner
310 312 4229
Email: [email protected]


Manatt Health combines the rigor of legal thinking with the strategic and project management disciplines of consulting. With a diverse team of more than 90 healthcare professionals, including lawyers, MBAs, financial experts, technology experts, reimbursement experts and former government officials, the firm provides strategic business advice, policy analysis, project implementation and coalition-building services to a wide range of industry stakeholders.
Contact: William Bernstein
Tel: 212 830 7282
Email: [email protected]

136 State Street
Suite 300
Albany, NY 12207
General: 518.431.6700
Fax: 518.431.6767

177 Huntington Ave.
Suite 1700
Boston, MA 02115
General: 617.646.1400
Fax: 617.646.1484

151 N. Franklin St.
Suite 2600
Chicago, IL 60606
General: 312.529.6300
Fax: 312.529.6315

Los Angeles
11355 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
General: 310.312.4000
Fax: 310.312.4224

New York
7 Times Square
New York, NY 10036
General: 212.790.4500
Fax: 212.790.4545

Orange County
695 Town Center Drive
14th Floor
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
General: 714.371.2500
Fax: 714.371.2550

Palo Alto
350 Cambridge Ave. Suite
300 Palo Alto, CA 94306
General: 650.812.1300
Fax: 650.213.0260

1215 K Street
Suite 1900
Sacramento, CA 95814
General: 916.552.2300
Fax: 916.552.2323

San Francisco
One Embarcadero Center
30th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
General: 415.291.7400
Fax: 415.291.7474

Washington, D.C.
1050 Connecticut Ave. NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
General: 202.585.6500
Fax: 202.585.6600