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Board Member

Paul Irving is a senior fellow at the Milken Institute, previously serving as the Institute’s president and founding chair of its Center for the Future of Aging. Irving is also a distinguished scholar-in-residence at the University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology. He earlier served as an advanced leadership fellow at Harvard University, and chair and CEO of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, a national law and consulting firm.

Irving is chair emeritus and a member of the board of He is also a member of the National Academy of Medicine Commission for Healthy Longevity, Stanford University’s Distinguished Careers Institute Global Advisory Council, the USC Davis School Board of Councilors, and the WorkingNation Advisory Board. He is a director and chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of East West Bancorp, Inc., and a member of the International Strategic Committee of the Quadrivio Group Silver Economy Fund. Irving served on the Bipartisan Policy Center Senior Health and Housing Task Force and was a participant in the 2015 White House Conference on Aging.

Author/editor of “The Upside of Aging: How Long Life Is Changing the World of Health, Work, Innovation, Policy, and Purpose,” a Wall Street Journal expert panelist and contributor to the Harvard Business Review, PBS NextAvenue, and Forbes, Irving speaks and writes about health, productivity, and purpose for older adults; investment and innovation in the longevity economy; the future of retirement; and the changing culture of aging in America and the world.

PBS NextAvenue named Irving an “Influencer” for his work, and he was recognized with the Janet L. Witkin Humanitarian Award by Affordable Living for the Aging, the Life Journey Inspiration Award by Stanford’s Distinguished Careers Institute, and the Board of Governors Award by Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.

In three decades as a corporate lawyer, Irving represented public and private companies and prominent investors in complex merger, acquisition, and capital markets transactions, and advised clients in a wide range of business, governance, and regulatory matters. Throughout his legal career, Irving was actively involved in pro bono service and charitable and civic leadership.