Rebecca Carson Elected to Partnership

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January 2016

Irell & Manella LLP announces the election of Rebecca Carson as a partner of the firm, effective January 1. A member of the litigation and intellectual property practice groups, Carson works in Irell's Newport Beach office, where her practice encompasses a wide range of commercial litigation. 

"We are extremely proud to welcome Rebecca to the partnership," said Andrei Iancu, managing partner of Irell & Manella. "She is a gifted litigator and incredible person who has earned the respect of her clients and colleagues alike, in addition to being an exemplary member of the firm and community." 

Named a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine each year since 2013, Carson handles an array of commercial litigation matters, with a particular focus on complex intellectual property and general business disputes. She has experience litigating and counseling clients in a variety of industries, including computer networking, software, semiconductors, medical device, pharmaceutical, health care and real estate. 

Carson has devoted substantial time to public service. She serves as the elected chairperson of the City of Laguna Beach Parking, Transportation & Circulation Committee. Carson was appointed to the committee by the Laguna Beach City Council.

Carson maintains an active pro bono practice and serves on the firm's pro bono committee. She is a board member of the PLC Advocates, the junior board for Public Law Center, a pro bono law firm that provides access to justice for low-income residents of Orange County. Carson is also a member of the Howard T. Markey Intellectual Property Inn of Court. 

Carson joined Irell in 2007 following law school. She earned her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and her B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of San Diego. Carson and her husband recently welcomed their first child.