Our firm is known for its rigorous selection of lawyers. We insist on outstanding academic credentials, but we also place a premium on creativity, experience, and common sense. We are dedicated to creating a collegial environment in which lawyers at all stages of their careers can flourish and enjoy the practice of law.
By developing lawyers who combine specialized expertise with broad-based legal knowledge, and by training new lawyers to undertake significant responsibility early in their careers, we are able to achieve outstanding results without overstaffing. Our firm is big enough to handle the largest and most complex matters, but small enough to maintain excellence at every level.
Irell is managed conservatively without debt with the goal of stability regardless of economic conditions. In The American Lawyer 2010 report on the 200 largest law firms in the country, three financial metrics are examined and Irell is in the top five percent nationally in all three categories.