• Columbia University (J.D., 1970), cum laude; Note and Comments Editor of the Columbia Law Review
  • Boston University (B.A., 1967), cum laude

Al Segel is a partner emeritus in the Los Angeles office of Irell & Manella LLP, whose practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and private placements, securities law and corporate governance, business, and related fields. Mr. Segel joined Irell & Manella LLP in 1970 after graduating from Columbia Law School where he was Notes and Comments Editor of the Columbia Law Review. From 1982 through 1988, Mr. Segel was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Wickes Companies, Inc., a multi-billion dollar diversified manufacturer and retailer. From May 2008 until November 2008, Mr. Segel served as acting general counsel of Broadcom Corporation, a leading semiconductor company. Mr. Segel served as a member of Irell & Manella's Executive Committee.

Mr. Segel has been recognized as a leading corporate and mergers & acquisitions practitioner in several publications, including Chambers & Partners as a leading corporate/mergers & acquisitions lawyer for its Chambers USA Leading Lawyers for Business Guide for several years, including 2005-2008, The Best Lawyers in America for mergers & acquisitions in 2006-2011, and Los Angeles Magazine's Southern California "Super Lawyers" for 2006-2013. Mr. Segel was included in the 2009 edition of California's Who's Who Legal, the strategic legal partner of the ABA section of International Law.

Mr. Segel headed Irell & Manella's transactions practice group from 1990-2007. 

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Representative Matters

Among the clients and transactions Mr. Segel has been involved with are:

Paul Allen and Vulcan Inc. and Affiliates - Mr. Segel was principal counsel to Mr. Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, and his Vulcan investment vehicles in connection with many of their major acquisitions and other business transactions; among them Mr. Allen's $4 billion acquisition of Charter Communications, Inc.; his $3 billion acquisition of Marcus Cable; his investments in DreamWorks SKG; his $1.6 billion investment in RCN Corporation; his purchase of Ticketmaster and the subsequent sale of his interest to USA Network; his purchase and subsequent sale of a 25% interest in America On Line; miscellaneous other portfolio investments.

Chandler Family - Representation of the Chandler Family in connection with the Times Mirror transactions with Cox Cable and its recapitalization.

Charter Communications - Mr. Segel represented the country’s third largest cable television company in connection with its $3.7 billion initial public offering and with respect to numerous multi-billion dollar acquisitions and debt financings.

Mandalay Resort Group - Representation in various business and SEC matters prior to its acquisition by MGM.

Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. - General representation of gaming company; including proxy contest, acquisitions of Boomtown, Inc. and Casino Magic, Inc., both public gaming companies, and numerous debt and equity financings.

Mirage, Inc. - Acquisition of Boardwalk Casino, a public gaming company.

Teledyne - Spinoff of Unitrin; WHX takeover attempt; merger with Allegheny Ludlum.

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Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
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Bar & Court Admissions

  • 1971, California