Litigation Associate

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Los Angeles
May 16, 2024
May 16, 2024
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Brief Description

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, is seeking highly qualified associates with a minimum of three years of litigation experience to join our high–profile litigation practice.

Our Trial, White Collar and Investigations Business Unit boasts a diverse practice encompassing all facets of complex disputes, from pretrial resolution to trial, including business and commercial litigation, white collar defense and investigations, consumer protection and advertising, employment, entertainment, financial services litigation, health care litigation, intellectual property, patent litigation, and privacy and data security, among others. Our litigators work collaboratively across offices and industry sectors.

Candidates should have hands–on litigation experience, including conducting legal research, handling discovery, taking and defending depositions, conducting witness interviews, drafting pleadings, writing briefs, preparing and arguing motions, and preparing for trial. Excellent legal writing and research skills are required. Prior experience as a judicial law clerk is a plus.

  • Minimum of three years of solid litigation experience, preferably with some commercial litigation, trial or white collar and investigations experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and advocacy skills
  • Excellent legal research and analytical skills
  • A self–starter with the ability to juggle multiple, diverse projects in a fast–paced environment
  • Excellent team player skills with the ability to work with multidisciplinary teams and the flexibility to engage and collaborate across the firm's capabilities and practice areas
  • Effective and efficient problem–solving capabilities, with the ability to work independently and proactively and to develop creative solutions that meet client and team needs
  • California Bar membership in good standing
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Fostering diversity, equity and inclusion is one of Manatt's core values and is fundamental to our organization's continued progression. We believe 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. In collaboration with Firm leadership, our Diversity and Inclusion department drives the Firm's efforts, engaging our legal, consulting, business, and administrative professionals to create and sustain a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace.

About Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, is a leading professional services firm, providing integrated legal and consulting services to a global client base. With offices strategically located in California (Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento and Silicon Valley), New York (New York City and Albany), Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Boston, the Firm represents sophisticated clients – including Fortune 500, middle–market and emerging companies – across a range of industry sectors such as health care; financial services; entertainment; digital and technology; and energy, environmental and real estate. For more information, visit .

Join Us

If you want to join a future–thinking, entrepreneurially–minded team of passionate and driven professionals, 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 $250,000 – $415,000. 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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