Employment Associate

Industry: Employment and Labor
Office Location: Silicon Valley
Job Req.#: 631

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

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, is seeking an associate with three to five years of employment defense experience to join our nationally prominent, Chambers‐ and Legal 500‐ranked Employment and Labor practice.

We are looking for candidates who are excited about taking on more responsibility. Ideally, candidates will have experience in a wide variety of employment matters, including litigation defense of wage and hour class actions, discrimination and retaliation matters; drafting motions for summary judgment and other dispositive motions; and advising clients on company policies and procedures and on key legal risks involving client employment practices. Experience developing and implementing training programs and auditing programs for employers is a plus. Excellent legal writing and research skills are required.

Employment  works collaboratively across offices and industry sectors. It provides services for both large and small corporations in a variety of industries, including entertainment, health care, financial services, retail and manufacturing. Our Employment group represents clients in a wide array of legal issues, including litigation defense of complex wage and hour class actions, discrimination and wrongful termination cases, tort and contract actions, workplace security‐related litigation, and lawsuits containing trade secret and unfair trade practice claims.

In addition, our attorneys regularly advise on a wide range of transactional matters, including employee handbooks, policies, procedures, agreements, training and counseling. Our attorneys provide crisis management services and conduct investigations. They also regularly conduct webinars and seminars, participate in speaking engagements, produce a weekly newsletter, and serve as media sources for cutting-edge developments in employment law.


  • Three to five years of solid employment 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
  • California bar membership in good standing 

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Fostering diversity, equity and inclusion is one of Manatt’s core values and is 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 health care. For more information on Manatt, visit https://www.manatt.com/.

Join Us

If you want to find out what it’s like to work with a team of passionate and driven professionals 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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