Manatt, Phelps & Phillips has hired three litigation associates: Richard B. Ellington, Beverly R. Frank and Shawn G. Hansen.

NEW YORK--Manatt, Phelps & Phillips has hired three litigation associates: Richard B. Ellington, Beverly R. Frank and Shawn G. Hansen.

The trio specialize in commercial, intellectual property and securities litigation.

Ellington, who is based in New York, previously was a litigation associate with Sullivan & Cromwell in New York.

Frank is based in Los Angeles office and previously was a senior litigation associate with Weil Gotshal & Manges in New York.

Hansen is based in Palo Alto, Calif., and was an associate with TraskBritt P.C. in Salt Lake City, Utah.