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Irell & Manella, one of the top law firms in the United States, held their 2015 partners’ retreat in the Napa Valley. Karen secured Opus One for the gala dinner, plus BOND and Rudd Estate for exclusive tasting seminars. Karen was the keynote speaker and host throughout. Karen MacNeil & Company worked closely with the Irell & Manella event management team to choreograph the weekend. We also secured old vintages of a Napa Valley blue-chip estate wine—and had each bottle signed by the winemaker–as an amenity for each of the partners.

“Karen MacNeil brings a unique combination of intelligence, knowledge, insight and charm to her role as teacher of wines.  She was tirelessly committed to the success of our annual partners retreat.  Our experience was more than sensory.  It was emotional and poetic.”
—Mark Hanson, Executive Director, Irell & Manella