Employment and Labor Associate at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP in New York, NY

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Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, is seeking a highly qualified associate with five to seven years of solid employment and labor law experience to join our nationally prominent, Chambers- and Legal 500-ranked employment and labor practice group in our New York office.

Ideal candidates will have substantial, independent experience in counseling clients regarding and litigating in connection with employment matters, including wage and hour and employee compensation matters, discrimination and harassment matters, employee mobility issues, government audits and investigations, and lawful hiring, disciplinary and termination practices. Candidates must also have experience in advising clients on compliance matters and drafting employment-related agreements and policies. Traditional labor experience, including handling grievance arbitrations and participating in collective bargaining, matters before the NLRB, and union organizing campaigns, is preferred but not required. Candidates must have strong client-facing interpersonal skills and equally strong writing skills.


  • Five to seven years’ solid employment experience, with independent experience in both litigation and client counseling
  • Outstanding academic credentials
  • Strong writing, research and analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Effective and efficient problem solver with the ability to work independently and proactively with confidence to develop creative solutions to meet client and team needs
  • First chair litigation and/or arbitration experience
  • New York Bar membership in good standing

About Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP:

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

Join the Team:

All candidates must apply through our online application portal. Required application materials include a cover letter, resume and transcript.

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We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. The EEO is the Law poster is available here.
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Please contact Holly Brown at 310-231-5409 or hbrown@manatt.com with any questions

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