Craig J. de Recat - Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
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Craig J. de Recat

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005
Phone: 310-312-4319

Client Comments

"Craig de Recat and the law firm of Manatt Phelps & Phillips have provided outstanding advice on a variety of litigation and transactional projects. Craig's counsel has always added significant value to our analysis of the risks and benefits of any given course of action. He has crafted the scope and depth of his representation to our particular needs, corporate culture, and budgetary goals for each particular project. His creativity has led to unique and favorable settlements, including the use of insurance proceeds received from a difficult carrier. He is an excellent and very well-spoken communicator who brings clarity to our internal discussions as well as a forceful advocate with opposing counsel and before the courts. There is not another lawyer I know with whom I have a greater trust and respect. We are fortunate to have the counsel of Craig de Recat. "

-Kriston Qualls
General Counsel
USA Petroleum Corporation

"Mr. de Recat is inspiring. He is a level headed, thought provoking, trustworthy, brave, reliable, and loyal legal counsel of superior abilities. Craig also owns a farm tractor and knows how to use it. It is very hard to not like a guy who works hard for fun (he also works hard when it is not so much fun). "

-Philip Chappelle
Vice President - Risk
Matrix Service Company

"Craig has always made the extra effort to understand the Company's operations and business interests. Beyond Craig's superb legal expertise, his in-depth knowledge of the Company, honesty, and trustworthiness have ensured his representation is cost effective and results in the best possible outcome. I have worked with numerous attorneys across the country and I have not met any who have demonstrated the passion for the work as much as Craig. He is truly one of the best and he has been influential to our success."

-Justin Sheets
Senior Staff Attorney
Matrix Service Administration

"Mr. de Recat is truly a strategic lawyer. He understands the needs, business strategies, and complexities of his clients. He continuously provides practical and intelligent guidance to his clients on various legal matters. He communicates such advice in a logical and insightful manner that instills a tremendous amount of confidence in his abilities."

-Christian Driscoll
Assistant General Counsel
USA Petroleum Corporation

"Craig is an intellectual and concise attorney with significant legal skills to aid and guide corporate clients through a variety of issues. I have a great deal of respect for how Craig represents his clients' interests while being mindful of the best way to resolve matters. Craig is an excellent attorney and I have enjoyed working with him on various projects."

-Charles Magee
Vice President, General Counsel
Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company

Office Location

11355 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90064
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Environmental