A Few of Irell's Women Attorneys

 

Jane Shay Wald

Partner Emeritus
Chair, Trademark Practice Group
Los Angeles


I’ve practiced law for over 40 years, in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles, specializing in trademark and copyright law. I joined Irell in 2000 as a lateral and thus speak from experience that this is a unique and wonderful firm. The collegiality of Irell lawyers at all levels of experience, as well as our exciting and challenging matters, make it a pleasure to come to work each day. Everyone at Irell cares deeply about the law, and about so many other pursuits as well – I’ve never met so many fascinating people in one firm. I can be myself here. You don’t need to fake a blend-in “office persona” to disguise who you really are.  

   

Andra B. Greene

Partner
Newport Beach


As a senior woman litigator and the former managing partner of the Newport Beach office, I have a vested interest in issues affecting women lawyers, both within Irell and in the broader legal community. I am a strong believer in mentoring and I have made it a point to assist junior lawyers in developing their careers. Throughout my 30-year career here, Irell has supported and encouraged me in my own professional development. I have taken on significant leadership roles, including serving on the firm’s executive committee for many years and heading the Class Action Defense Practice Group.

   

Lisa Sharrock Glasser

Partner
Newport Beach


I joined Irell in 2003 and have been a partner since January of 2010. I practice litigation, including trials, pre-litigation counseling, and appeals, with a particular focus on intellectual property (patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights) and other legal issues that impact technology-focused companies. A wonderful group of mentors and Irell’s merit-based culture has been critical in allowing me to have amazing career experiences such as recent trials in district court, state court, and at the ITC, while also balancing a growing family, which includes my husband and our two children.

   

Rebecca Carson

Partner
Newport Beach


From the beginning of my legal career, Irell’s collaborative approach and lean staffing provided me with great hands-on experience. During my first year, I had the opportunity to argue my first motion. As a second-year, I got to put on four witnesses at an evidentiary hearing in a pro bono case. I also took my first deposition that year, and the testimony I obtained was used to support a successful motion to dismiss. More recently, I played integral roles at a trial and an arbitration, arguing multiple pre-trial motions and putting on a key witness. I could not imagine getting better experience so early in my career anywhere else, and I am grateful to work for partners who truly value and respect my input.

   

Talin Gordnia

Litigation Associate
Los Angeles


I chose to join Irell for the same reason our clients choose Irell for their most important matters – Irell always seems to go that extra mile. Whether we are representing a client in a pro bono case or in a widely publicized patent litigation, Irell attorneys hold themselves to the same standard of excellence. In my experience, the partners at Irell open doors for junior members of their teams to gain experiences often reserved for more senior attorneys at other firms. During my time at Irell, I have had the opportunity to argue at hearings, take and defend depositions, and work alongside some of the most talented attorneys in the nation. It is a pleasure to work with attorneys who care so deeply about their clients and colleagues.