Andra Barmash Greene

Andra Barmash Greene


Irell & Manella LLP

Recognized since 2007

Newport Beach, California

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Litigation - Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Bet-the-Company Litigation
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Andra B. Greene is a partner of Irell & Manella LLP, where she is head of the class action defense practice group. Ms. Greene previously served as Managing Partner of the firm's Newport Beach office.

A seasoned trial lawyer, Ms. Greene's practice encompasses a wide range of complex business litigation with an emphasis on class action defense and professional liability defense. Her extensive trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts also extends to commercial, wage and hour, employment, business torts, real estate, lender liability, executive compensation, environmental issues, securities litigation, insurance coverage, trade secrets, white-collar criminal claims and intellectual property. She frequently represents other lawyers and major law firms when they need counsel.

Ms. Greene's results for clients illustrate why she is sought after for the most sensitive and high-stakes matters. Recent highlights include resolving high-profile consumer class actions for a well-known technology company, defeating a class action brought against a major sports venue by former workers, defeating whistleblower retaliation and discrimination claims against a professional sports team, and securing decertification and a dismissal with prejudice of a false advertising class action brought against a dietary supplement company.

Ms. Greene's victories on behalf of some of the country's most recognized companies have led to such accolades as being named one of the 2016 Top Women Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal and being named among the 2016 Top 50 Women Lawyers in the nation by the National Diversity Council. In 2016, she was also recognized as the Orange County Bet-the-Company "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers for her successful defense of cases including class actions. Ms. Greene was also honored as one of the 2014 Women Worth Watching by Diversity Journal.

Ms. Greene attended Harvard Law School for her J.D. in 1981 and received her B.A. from Brown University in 1978.

Location

  • 840 Newport Center Drive, Suite 400
    Newport Beach, CA 92660-6324

State Clerkships

  • District of Columbia - Court of Appeals

Irell & Manella LLP
Newport Beach, California

19 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

6 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Litigation - Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Bet-the-Company Litigation

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation, Orange County (2018)
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation, Orange County (2016)
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property, Orange County (2013)
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation, Orange County (2012)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property

Special Focus

  • Complex Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation

Awards:

  • 2016 Top Women Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal
  • 2016 Top 50 Women Lawyers in the nation by the National Diversity Council
  • Orange County Bet-the-Company "Lawyer of the Year"
  • 2014 Women Worth Watching by Diversity Journal

Publications

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