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Irell & Manella LLP’s litigators try cases nationwide. Our trial successes have been recognized with awards for top defense verdicts and top plaintiff verdicts on multiple occasions.

Our litigation group includes 43 former law clerks to federal judges.

Our most experienced trial lawyers have been trying cases for more than twenty years, with resounding trial successes against some of the nation's top trial firms and with recoveries for our clients in the billions.

More than half the litigation group has experience litigating complex technology cases in the pharmaceutical, biotech, software, and electronics fields.

Recent trial successes include:

  • The largest damage award ever affirmed by the California Supreme Court for City of Hope in a case tried in Los Angeles Superior Court.
  • A defense verdict in California Superior Court for Novellus that was recognized as one of the top defense verdicts of the year.
  • Collection of $1.6 billion in verdicts and settlements for TiVo in patent enforcement actions that included multiple trials in the Eastern District of Texas and multiple successful Federal Circuit appeals.
  • The largest verdict ever obtained in the federal court for the Western District of Arkansas for our client St. Jude.

In addition to our trial work, we often win cases for clients by motions before trial. Where appropriate, we strive to achieve favorable settlements as early in the process as possible. 

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