$12 Million in Support Names City of Hope’s Graduate School of Biological Sciences, Establishes Visiting Professorship
Irell & Manella are longtime supporters of City of Hope. Past gifts from the law firm established a symposium, the Irell & Manella Leading-Edge Lecture Fund, and supported the graduate school’s endowment.
Irell & Manella was founded in 1941 and was ranked in 2008 in the top 10 percent of the Blue Chip Index and Growth Index of The American Lawyer. Chambers & Partners, publishers of the world-famous legal guides, named Irell & Manella the “U.S. Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year” in 2006 and recognized the firm nationally in its 2007 and 2008 top-tier rankings of intellectual property firms in the U.S.
“Our firm is pleased to support City of Hope’s graduate school,” said Morgan Chu, partner, Irell & Manella. “The school has an outstanding faculty and a tradition of scientific inquiry and collaborative research, which is critically important to the future of health care and patients who face a life-threatening disease.”
About City of Hope
City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, the highest honor bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope's research and treatment protocols advance care throughout the nation. City of Hope is located in Duarte, Calif., just northeast of Los Angeles, and is ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” in cancer and urology by U.S.News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation and genetics.