Ellisen Turner named to Daily Journal's "Top 20 Under 40"

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January 2011

The Daily Journal has selected Irell & Manella LLP partner Ellisen Turner as one of the top 20 attorneys in California under the age of 40.

The Daily Journal cites Turner's work in defending videogame and other entertainment companies in IP litigation.  Prior to attending law school, Turner worked as a software developer for IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Allied Signal Aerospace.  Irell & Manella partner Morgan Chu is quoted as saying that Turner is "masterful at seeing both the forest as well as the blades of grass at the same time."

Mr. Turner earned his J.D. cum laude from the University of Michigan in 2002 where he was a contributing editor of the University of Michigan Law Review.  He authored "Swallowing the Apple Whole: Improper Patent Use By Local Rule," 100 Michigan L. Rev. 640 (December 2001), for which he received a West Publishing Award and an honorary membership in Scribes, the American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects.  Before joining Irell & Manella, Mr. Turner clerked for the Honorable Robert E. Payne of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

The "Top 20 Under 40" was published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal on January 12, 2011.