Managing Partner, Irell & Manella LLP 

David Gindler became Managing Partner of Irell & Manella LLP in 2019, after serving on the firm's Executive Committee for six years. His practice focuses on intellectual property litigation and licensing, with an emphasis in complex patent litigation; he has been named the California General Patent Litigator of the Year, among many other accolades. David is also Chair of the Antaeus Theatre Company Board of Directors and serves on the boards of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Master Chorale. 

Irell & Manella has been consistently recognized for its high percentage of diverse attorneys; in 2018, the firm was ranked fourth out of 220 firms for its percentage of minority partners. Irell & Manella also has a diversity scholarship and professional development activities for women at the firm. 

Joined LCLD 2019 

Highlights of LCLD Participation


Fellows Program 
Fellows nominated: 
2019: Yite John Lu 

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected: 
2019: Alexis Paschedag Federico, Charlotte Wen 

Annual Meeting (2018)
Leaderhsip Summit (2019)

Member: David Gindler

Communications: Kristy Werness