• Careers at Manatt 

    Manatt is a progressive and entrepreneurial firm with a fast-paced national practice where professionals perform and not merely practice.  Manatt is a place of opportunity, where professionals with talent, drive and high aspirations are rewarded with a nurturing, dynamic and energizing climate for long-term personal development. We’ve created an atmosphere that encourages and supports all team members – attorneys and advisors, summer associates and staff professionals. At Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, we are committed to maintaining an environment of equal opportunity and affirmative action. If you need a reasonable accommodation to access the information provided by this web site, please contact (310) 312-4325 for further assistance regarding job postings.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Commitment
    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, individual with disability, medical condition, marital status, ancestry, military, veteran, protected veteran status, genetics or any other legally protected group status or non-job related characteristic of an individual as directed by law.

    Attorneys and Advisors
    Attorneys and advisors will find an environment where excellence is a given. We hire lawyers and advisors of high intellectual caliber and place special emphasis on creativity, judgment, entrepreneurial energy, initiative, independence and willingness to assume responsibility.  Manatt combines the best of a boutique’s expertise and a large firm’s broad service capabilities and resources to offer:

    • Practice opportunities with clout
    • Clients that are household names in business, industry, entertainment and the arts 
    • An impressive diversity record and a strong commitment to pro bono and civic contribution 
    • Collegiality and warmth 
    • Significant investment in training and on-the-job development with client billable credit for time invested in professional development

    Summer Associates
    Summer associates will find a program that’s more than just an extended interview.  We emphasize mentoring along with substantial client contact and important work to give our summer associates real world experiences.  We offer an array of incentives, including:

    • Individualized work assignments with hands-on mentoring and evaluation
    • Commitment to diversity and encouragement of pro bono projects
    • A full program of educational and social events 

    Staff Professionals
    Staff professionals will find that they are valued as essential to our success.  This includes paralegals and senior managers, administrative specialists and secretaries, as well as specialists in corporate services, technology, human resources and accounting.  We combine challenging opportunities with:

    • Salaries and benefits that support the kind of excellence we seek
    • The latest in technology, as well as effective training and support
    • An open culture that emphasizes communication
    • An opportunity to become involved in pro bono, civic and charitable activities

    Diversity Commitment
    Our efforts to promote workplace diversity have ranked us in the top 15% of the nation’s 250 largest law firms on the Minority Law Journal’s scorecard.  Despite our record of progress, we have much more to do.  Our efforts are founded on creating a distinctive environment that supports the needs of minority professionals.

    We live by a clear and concrete diversity statement, have a targeted recruiting effort that goes well beyond law school campuses, and emphasize mentoring and involvement throughout our organization.  Law school students, laterals and staff professionals of every background find that Manatt is where they can develop their careers with true opportunity equal to their commitment to success and advancement.  

    Life and Law Balance
    Law practice can be intense and demanding.  We hire quality people who excel in the face of challenge; however, we also have lives outside of law.  We recognize the importance of our families.  We encourage all at Manatt to do pro bono work and to volunteer for programs that enrich the lives of other people and the communities we serve.   Manatt is widely recognized as a progressive firm where a strong sense of what’s right - for our clients, our communities and our people - is the foundation of our culture.

    Manatt Team Members
    become part of an extraordinary firm.  We serve clients across the country and around the world, emphasizing a strong presence in America’s most dynamic legal markets and serving some of the most exciting industries and clients anywhere.  Our core values go to the heart of the law’s best values.  Every Manatt professional - attorney or staff - benefits from:

    • An outstanding diversity commitment that emphasizes focused recruitment and mentoring
    • A tradition of community and public service
    • Reputation as strategic advisors, problem solvers, industry players and thought leaders
    • Commitment to quality without compromise in providing our clients with unparalleled legal, strategic and business advice.