• 07.23.11

    Firm Mourns the Passing of Founder Charles T. Manatt

    Ambassador Charles T. Manatt, founder and co-chairman of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, passed away on July 22, 2011, at the age of 75. Over a storied 50-year career, Mr. Manatt mastered the business of politics and the politics of business. He was known throughout legal, business, political ...

  • 07.13.11

    Lee Phillips Honored as a Hollywood Power Lawyer

    Manatt’s L. Lee Phillips, a senior partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office, has been named to The Hollywood Reporter’s prestigious Power Lawyers list for the fifth consecutive year. The list features 100 of the most prominent attorneys influencing the entertainment industry ...

  • 06.15.11

    Public Counsel Honors Manatt Associate for Pro Bono Work

    Manatt’s Sirena Castillo, a litigation associate in the firm’s Los Angeles office, has been named one of Public Counsel Law Center’s Pro Bono Volunteers of the Year for 2011. She received the award at Public Counsel’s annual Pro Bono Awards reception on June 15, 2011, ...

  • 06.14.11

    Manatt Recognized for Empowering Women Lawyers

    Manatt is one of only 32 law firms to receive the Women in Law Empowerment Forum’s (WILEF’s) Gold Standard Certification. The designation recognizes Manatt’s integration of women lawyers into the highest leadership positions at the firm. More than 300 law firms with at least 100 ...

  • 06.14.11

    States Target MERC Over Foreclosures

    Law360 interviewed Manatt’s Tom Muller for an article about Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., a real estate recording paperwork saver that has recently been the target of several attorneys general who are seeking culprits for the U.S. home foreclosure crisis.   Real estate ...

  • 06.10.11

    Manatt Garners Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2011 Guide

    Manatt announced today that Chambers USA has named 17 firm lawyers and 9 practices among its 2011 list of leading lawyers for business in the United States. The 2011 edition recognizes the firm with national rankings for excellence in Advertising (transactional and litigation) and Healthcare. ...

  • 02.23.11

    Manatt Partner Honored by Owners’ Counsel

    Manatt partner Michael M. Berger, co-chair of the firm’s Appellate Practice Group, was honored by the Owners’ Counsel of America (OCA) with the prestigious Crystal Eagle Award for his “devotion to defending Americans and their private property in eminent domain, ...

  • 12.29.10

    Manatt Advises Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in the Acquisition of Sucampo AG

    Manatt represented Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCMP) in the acquisition of Sucampo AG, a Swiss-based patent-holding company and its whollyowned subsidiary, Sucampo AG Japan (SAGJ), a patent maintenance company, from the cofounders and majority shareholders of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, ...

  • 12.17.10

    Manatt Senior Director Joins CalPERS Board

    Manatt’s Richard S. Costigan, III, a senior director of State & Government Affairs based in the firm’s Sacramento, CA office, has been chosen by the California State Personnel Board (CSPB) as its representative to the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) ...

  • 11.22.10

    Manatt Advises Sweetwater, American Hi Definition on Merger with NEP Broadcasting

    Manatt acted as legal counsel to Sweetwater and American Hi Definition in a deal with NEP Broadcasting for the companies to be acquired and merged into the NEP Entertainment division.As part of NEP Entertainment, Sweetwater and American Hi Definition will continue to serve their clients with the ...



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