Paul Irving

Founding chair of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging

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Paul Irving is a corporate and nonprofit director and advisor to leaders in business, philanthropy and academia.

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

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, finance and work; investment and innovation in the longevity economy; and the changing culture of aging in America and the world. 

Irving 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. Chair emeritus and a member of the board of CoGenerate (previously,, Irving also serves on the Global Advisory Council of the Stanford University Distinguished Careers Institute, the Board of Councilors of the USC Leonard Davis School, the Advisory Board of WorkingNation, and the National Academy of Medicine Global Commission on Healthy Longevity. Irving previously served on the Bipartisan Policy Center Senior Health and Housing Task Force and as a participant in the 2015 White House Conference on Aging.  

Named an “Influencer” by PBS NextAvenue, Irving was recognized with the Affordable Living for the Aging Janet L. Witkin Humanitarian Award, the Stanford University Distinguished Careers Institute Life Journey Inspiration Award, the Center for Workforce Inclusion Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Board of Governors Award. 

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 in a wide range of business, governance, and regulatory matters. Throughout his career, Irving has been actively involved in charitable leadership for organizations including Operation Hope, Human Rights First, Bet Tzedek Legal Services, Center Theater Group, and New Roads School.  



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