Partner & Head of Class Action Defense Practice, Irell & Manella LLP
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 winning a trial involving claims of breach of contract, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty, defeating whistleblower retaliation and discrimination claims against a professional sports team in a 5-day arbitration, defeating a class action brought against a major sports venue by former workers, 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 the 2018 Attorney of the Year by the Orange County Women Lawyers Association, as well as one of the 2018 Top Women Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal. Ms Greene was also 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.