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A Partner of Irell & Manella LLP for more than 30 years, Morgan Chu possesses considerable experience in such areas as antitrust, appellate, and patent law and intellectual property litigation. Morgan Chu has held a seat on the Irell & Manella Executive Committee since 1985. From 1997 to 2003, he served as Co-Managing Partner of the firm. Throughout his time with Irell & Manella, Morgan Chu has found success as a lead trial counsel, overseeing cases with more than $3 billion in jury verdicts and settlements. He served as co-lead counsel on a prominent case involving Samsung and Texas Instruments, in which he secured a settlement of more than $1 billion. In other major litigation involving TiVo, Chu achieved more than $1 billion in settlements and judgments resulting from post-trial proceedings and the jury verdict. Morgan Chu studied law at Harvard Law School, from which he received a J.D. magna cum laude. Earlier in his academic career, he earned an M.S.L. from Yale University, following receipt of his undergraduate degree, M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. After completing his legal studies, he went on to accept a clerkship with the Honorable Charles M. Merrill, a justice on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. One of only 40 attorneys named to The National Law Journal’s list of the most influential lawyers of the decade for 2000-2009, Morgan Chu also earned distinction as the “Number One Super Lawyer in Southern California” in a poll of over 65,000 lawyers.

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Jan 1982Present


Irell & Manella LLP


Jan 1967Jan 1971


University of California