Manatt Adds Corporate and Securities Partner in Los Angeles
Addition of Ben David Orlanski Reflects Continuing Growth of California and National Transactional Practice
LOS ANGELES, October 20, 2005 – Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, the national law and consulting firm, announced today that corporate and securities attorney Ben David Orlanski has joined the firm’s Los Angeles office as a partner. Mr. Orlanski moved to Manatt from Irell & Manella LLP in Los Angeles.
Mr. Orlanski has extensive experience in equity, debt and hybrid securities offerings; private equity transactions; venture capital financings; leveraged buyouts; mergers and acquisitions; special committee, board of directors and general corporate representation; and corporate governance. His experience covers a wide range of industry sectors, including technology, consumer products, gaming, manufacturing and financial services. His client relationships range from national and global public companies to regional middle-market and emerging enterprises and investment banks.
Mr. Orlanski was recognized in 2004 and 2005 as a “Southern California Rising Star” in Los Angeles Magazine in the areas of securities and venture finance.
“Ben is becoming known as one of the smartest and most skilled corporate lawyers in Southern California,” said Paul H. Irving, Manatt’s Chief Executive and Managing Partner. “He is highly regarded among clients for his knowledge of corporate and securities law, his analytical capabilities, and his service orientation. Ben will be a tremendous asset to our expanding corporate practice, adding another valuable transactional resource and strengthening our ability to serve clients at the highest level.”
Mr. Orlanski received his B.A. from Swarthmore College in 1990, where he graduated with High Honors from the Honor’s Program and Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his J.D. from the UCLA School of Law in 1995, where he served as Chief Comments Editor of the UCLA Law Review and graduated Order of the Coif.
Currently celebrating its 40th anniversary, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP provides legal and consulting services to domestic and international clients from offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, Palo Alto and Sacramento, Calif.; New York and Albany, N.Y, and Washington D.C.. Its wholly owned subsidiary, Manatt Jones Global Strategies, LLC, develops and implements strategies to expand clients’ businesses and facilitate their effective competition in global markets. For more information, visit www.manatt.com and www.manattjones.com.