Health Care Litigation Associate

Service: Health Care Litigation
Office Location: Orange County
Job Req.#: 551

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

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP is seeking a highly qualified associate with three to five years of solid health care litigation experience to join our nationally recognized health care practice. We are looking for candidates who desire more responsibility and want to be part of a dynamic, top-tier health care litigation practice, litigating complex, important and often first-impression matters for the largest health care institutions in the state.  

Our health care practice is multidisciplinary, helping clients successfully navigate the legal and business intricacies in a wide range of legal and strategic matters. The significance and complexity of the matters that we handle frequently place us at the forefront of making new health care law. This position offers a unique opportunity to become an industry expert in a large and vibrant sector. Because the law is constantly changing in the health care industry, the work we do is frequently transformative, regularly making new published law in the field. Over the past decade, our team has been responsible for more published health care decisions in California than any other law firm. The practice is both trial-oriented and intensely academic, as the laws and regulations can be novel and complex. If you are interested in learning (or deepening your experience in) the health law field, trying cases and helping shape the associate appellate jurisprudence, this position offers all of that.  

Our practice is unique in that we represent many of California’s largest payers (health plans and health insurers) and the largest providers (hospital systems, nursing homes and other providers of health care) in their most sophisticated and complex litigation. The practice is fast-moving, cutting-edge and dynamic, with opportunities to develop close relationships with many of California’s most significant players in the health care industry. Our cases are varied and include consumer class actions of every type; litigation against government agencies; government and other investigations; and fraud and abuse, qui tam, ERISA, high-exposure bad faith, and other class and individual actions. While health care experience is not a prerequisite, your interest in specializing in this important and dynamic sector is.

Finally, we are looking for attorneys who work well with others. Manatt, and the health care practice specifically, values collaboration, sharing and teamwork. We are a close-knit group. It is important to find candidates who share our values of collegiality, and because we will invest significant resources in your future, we are looking for people who are interested in establishing a career here.      


  • Three to five years of solid health care litigation experience
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in handling litigation matters in the health care sector
  • Excellent research, writing and advocacy 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 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 Health

Manatt Health integrates legal and consulting expertise to better serve the complex needs of clients across the health care system. Combining legal excellence, firsthand experience in shaping public policy, sophisticated strategy insight and deep analytic capabilities, we provide uniquely valuable professional services to the full range of health industry players. Our diverse team of more than 160 attorneys and consultants from Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, and its consulting subsidiary, Manatt Health Strategies, LLC, is passionate about helping our clients advance their business interests, fulfill their missions and lead health care into the future. For more information, visit

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

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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