Consumer Financial Services Litigation Associate

Industry: Consumer Financial Services
Office Location: Orange County
Job Req.#: 622

2049 Century Park East
Suite 1700
Los Angeles CA 90067
Phone: 310.312.4000

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP is looking for an associate with one to four years of litigation and/or regulatory experience to join our growing team. If you are entrepreneurially minded, and a builder, and are looking for a fast-moving, fast-growing team, we want to speak with you.

We are looking for candidates who have hands-on litigation and/or regulatory enforcement experience, who are excited about taking on more responsibility and who have a demonstrated interest in consumer financial services litigation and enforcement matters. Experience in consumer class actions or enforcement proceedings by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal Trade Commission, or other federal and state regulators with jurisdiction over consumer financial services companies is a plus. Excellent legal writing and research skills are required.

Manatt’s consumer financial services attorneys work collaboratively across offices and practices and represent a wide variety of clients, including banks, mortgage lenders and servicers, credit card issuers, auto finance companies, student lenders, specialty finance companies, institutional investors, and nonfinancial companies offering products and services subject to consumer financial protection laws, such as retailers, sports and entertainment companies, and telecommunication and satellite television service providers. A rapidly expanding part of our practice involves advising emerging companies in the fintech space, including online lenders and mobile payment companies, regarding the application of legacy laws to their disruptive technologies.


  • One to four years of solid litigation experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and advocacy skills
  • Excellent legal research and analytical skills
  • Effective and efficient problem solving capabilities with the ability to work independently and proactively, and to develop creative solutions to meet client and team needs
  • Bar membership in good standing in the jurisdiction in which you plan to practice

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Fostering diversity, equity and inclusion is one of Manatt’s core values and fundamental to our organizational identity. We believe that a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we live, work and serve enriches Manatt’s culture and enhances our ability to understand our clients’ needs and develop better, more impactful solutions. Manatt’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee drives the firm’s efforts, working with firm leadership, and engaging our legal, consulting and business professionals to create and sustain a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace.

About Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

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

Over the past decade, Manatt has transformed from a top law firm to a cutting-edge, hybridized consulting and legal professional services firm. We are composed of lawyers, consultants, business advisors and technologists committed to meeting the ever-evolving needs of our clients. Our clients include Fortune 500, middle-market and emerging companies in industries such as digital and technology; energy, environmental and real estate; entertainment; financial services; and healthcare. For more information on Manatt, visit

Join Us

If you want to find out what it’s like to work with a team of passionate and driven professional in an entrepreneurial environment, we strongly encourage you to apply. All candidates must apply through our online application portal (apply here). Required application materials include a cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample (two to three pages from your academic or work experience of which you are the sole author).

Manatt is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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