Government Associate

Industry: Government and Regulatory
Office Location: Los Angeles
Job Req.#: 322
Jillian Hall
Recruiting Manager
11355 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90064
Phone: 310.231.5006

The Los Angeles office of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, is seeking a highly qualified associate with one to three years of experience to join our government and regulatory practice.

Ideal candidates will have solid experience in complex litigation and corporate transactional and/or governmental law at a top law firm or city attorney's office, with a demonstrated interest in and enthusiasm for government, public policy, civic engagement and politics. Experience with local, state and federal government contracts is preferred but not required.

Our government attorneys assist local, state and federal clients in navigating complex legal and public policy issues at the intersection of law, business and government. They work on a broad range of substantive areas involving local and state government contracts, bid protests, land use, municipal/public law issues (open meetings, public records and election law), government ethics, government investigations and audits, sales to and acquisition of regulated facilities, legislative and regulatory strategy and advocacy, and public policy issues across a spectrum of industries. Our attorneys appear before various boards, commissions, joint powers authorities, city councils and committees, administrative tribunals, and other government entities. While our principal focus is on the Greater Los Angeles area, our attorneys work closely with attorneys, consultants and lobbyists in our Sacramento, San Francisco and Orange County offices, as well as the energy, environmental, infrastructure, litigation, corporate and health law specialists within the firm.


  • One to three years of solid complex litigation, transactional and/or government law experience at a top law firm or city attorney's office
  • Demonstrated interest in and enthusiasm for government, public policy, civic engagement and/or politics
  • Stellar academic credentials
  • Excellent writing, research and advocacy skills
  • Effective and efficient problem-solver with the ability to work independently and proactively
  • California Bar membership in good standing

About Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP:

Manatt Phelps & Phillips, LLP, is one of the nation's preeminent law and consulting firms known for quality; extraordinary commitment to clients; integrated, relationship-based services; and a range of capabilities typically found only in boutique firms. We are progressive and entrepreneurial compared with other major firms, and we are deeply committed to diversity, public service, involvement in the communities we serve and excellence in all we do.

Join the Team:

All candidates must apply through our online application portal. Required application materials include a cover letter, resume, writing sample and transcript. 

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