Health Care Litigation Staff Attorney

Industry: Manatt Health
Office Location: Orange County
Job Req.#: 834

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

Brief Description

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, is seeking a staff attorney with a minimum of four years of litigation experience to join our nationally recognized health care practice. We are looking for candidates who 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 litigators regularly try cases before courts, arbitrators and juries, and handle the appellate proceedings as well. Our health care practice is multidisciplinary, helping clients successfully navigate the legal and business intricacies of 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 deepening your experience in the health law field, trying cases and helping shape the associated appellate jurisprudence, this position offers all of that. 

Candidates should have hands-on litigation experience, including conducting legal research, handling discovery, taking and defending depositions, conducting witness interviews, counseling clients, drafting pleadings, writing briefs, and preparing and arguing motions. Excellent legal writing and research skills are required. Candidates should be aware that this staff attorney position is distinct from an associate position and is not considered on track for advancement to partnership. 


  • Minimum of four years of solid litigation experience
  • 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 oneof Manatt’s core values and fundamental to our organizational identity. Webelieve that a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which welive, work and serve enriches Manatt’s culture and enhances our ability tounderstand our clients’ needs and develop better, more impactful solutions.Manatt’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee drives the Firm’s efforts, workingwith firm leadership and engaging our legal, consulting and businessprofessionals to create and sustain a diverse, equitable and inclusiveworkplace.

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).

EEO/AA EMPLOYER/Veterans/Disabled

Manatt is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, physical or mental disability, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex or gender (including gender identity, gender expression, status as a transgender or transsexual individual, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), age (over 40), genetic information, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, sexual orientation, political activity or affiliation, genetic or and any other protected classes or characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. Consistent with the American Disabilities Act, applicants may request accommodations needed to participate in the application process.

The base annual pay range for this role is between $140,000 - $240,000. The base pay to be offered will vary and depend on skills and qualifications, experience, location and will also take into account internal equity. Additional medical, financial and/or other benefits will be offered dependent on the position.

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