Paul Irving is president of the Milken Institute. His work to improve aging lives is regularly featured in outlets such as PBS, Forbes, CBS, NBC, Reuters, CNN, Yahoo, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal, and was recently recognized when he received the Janet L. Witkin Award from Affordable Living for the Aging. Irving developed the Institute’s Best Cities for Successful Aging and Mayor’s Pledge initiatives, and authored reports such as Aging and Beneficial Purpose in the 21st Century – The New Longevity Dividend, and Expanding the Market for Community Investment in the United States. His book, “The Upside of Aging – How Long Life is Changing the World of Health, Work, Innovation, Policy, and Purpose” was published by Wiley. Irving frequently speaks at business, policy and academic events about the changing culture of aging; health, productivity and purpose for older adults; and innovation and opportunity in the longevity economy.
Irving was previously an Advanced Leadership Fellow at Harvard University and chairman and CEO of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, a national law and consulting firm. In three decades as a corporate lawyer, Irving represented leading companies and investors in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions and a wide range of business and financial industry regulatory matters.
Irving serves on the boards of East West Bancorp, Inc. and Encore.org, where he is vice chairman, the Dean’s Council of the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University, the Board of Counselors of the USC Davis School of Gerontology, the Advisory Board of the Stanford University Distinguished Careers Institute, and the National Advisory Board on Aging of Partners for Livable Communities. He is a director-elect of the American Society on Aging. Irving earlier taught at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where he received the Board of Governors Award for outstanding contributions to society and the law.