Paul Irving brings extensive experience advising leaders in business, investment, philanthropy and academia as well as pioneering work on the future of aging to Manatt's national Health group
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, a multidisciplinary, integrated professional services firm, announced today that Paul Irving has rejoined the Firm as a national advisor to Manatt Health. Irving, who is based in Los Angeles, is a corporate and nonprofit director and a respected figure in business, health, philanthropy and academia. He remains actively involved as a senior advisor at the Milken Institute, where he previously served as president and founding chair of its Center for the Future of Aging. Irving provides strategic guidance to leaders across the health ecosystem seeking to capitalize on opportunities for investment and innovation in the longevity economy and to address the challenges of population aging across America and the world.
“We are happy to welcome Paul back to Manatt to serve our clients in health and other sectors that are readying for the unprecedented impacts of changing age demography,” said Donna L. Wilson, CEO and Managing Partner of Manatt. “Paul is a respected adviser, thought leader and influencer, and we look forward to his assistance to our clients as they navigate this challenging environment.”
Irving served as CEO and as a corporate partner at Manatt for many years, representing public and private companies and high-profile investors in complex merger, acquisition and capital markets transactions and in a wide range of business, governance and regulatory matters. Irving left the Firm in 2010 to accept an Advanced Leadership Fellowship at Harvard University.
Today, as one of the country’s leading authorities on the longevity economy, Irving advises entrepreneurs, investors, philanthropists, companies and policymakers on the evolving health landscape and the promise and potential of healthy longevity. In addition to his service at Manatt and the Milken Institute, Irving is a distinguished scholar-in-residence at the University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology.
“Paul is a trusted adviser in the longevity and aging population space, having led high-visibility business, philanthropic and academic initiatives to improve the well-being and quality of life for older adults,” said Manatt Health Leader Bill Bernstein. “We are excited to welcome him back to the Firm and to leverage his impressive experience as we continue to build our National Advisor program.”
Irving is a member of boards, committees and councils for a range of prominent companies and academic institutions. He is a director and chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of East West Bancorp, Inc., and a member of the International Strategic Committee of the Quadrivio Group Silver Economy Fund. He is also chair emeritus and a member of the board of CoGenerate and serves on the Global Advisory Council of the Stanford University Distinguished Careers Institute, the Board of Councilors of the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology and the Advisory Board of WorkingNation. Irving has served on the National Academy of Medicine Global Commission on Healthy Longevity and the Bipartisan Policy Center Senior Health and Housing Task Force, and as a participant in the 2015 White House Conference on Aging. He frequently contributes to The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, PBS Next Avenue and Forbes.
“Manatt’s dynamic legal, strategic and business consulting capabilities have become the gold standard in guiding stakeholders looking to adapt and thrive in the complex and rapidly changing health sector, as well as in the other core industry sectors the Firm serves,” said Irving. “I’m looking forward to collaborating with the Firm’s clients and its exceptional team of legal and consulting professionals to achieve outcomes and impacts that improve the lives of this generation of older adults and the generations that follow.”
Irving is the latest addition to Manatt Health’s group of National Advisors, a team that consists of accomplished leaders with firsthand experience addressing complex business, political and operational challenges for companies of all sizes. This group includes Joel S. Ario, Dr. Troyen A. Brennan, Dr. Christina Jenkins, Dr. Darrell G. Kirch, Thomas D. Leary, Shannon Lorbiecki, Ralph W. Muller, Donna M. O’Brien, Carol Raphael, Robert S. Rebitzer, Thomas Robertson, Dr. Linda Rosenstock, Ian Spatz and Lisa Suennen.