Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. With offices throughout the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico, the firm represents a diverse range of clients and has a reputation for legal excellence and responsive client service. Unlike many other firms, we provide our attorneys with hands-on writing, publishing, and speaking opportunities and access to robust professional development training programs. The firm also offers a generous benefits package to all eligible employees.
We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in the manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
Qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for the position in accordance with the Fair Chance Ordinance.
We are open to an attorney who will join us as an associate (on track toward shareholder) or on an alternative track with a flexible or reduced work schedule.
This opportunity offers flexibility and would allow the attorney to work from the office or on a hybrid remote/office schedule; candidates must reside in Northern California.
We are not working with outside recruiters for this position.
Duties and Responsibilities
The attorney will focus on defending clients in employment law-related litigation, including class action/PAGA cases as well as single and multi-plaintiff lawsuits.
The attorney will focus on defending clients in employment litigation, including class action/PAGA cases as well as single and multi-plaintiff lawsuits. Duties include supporting more senior team members in executing defense strategies, discovery, and drafting motions and pleadings.
For those with an interest, the position also offers opportunities to provide advice and counsel on employment law-related matters, including handbook and policy preparation, training opportunities, and other day-to-day employment needs.
Qualifications and Prior Experience
To support the health and safety of our teams and work spaces, we require employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or to have received an approved accommodation based on medical condition or sincerely held religious belief or practice. Please let us know if you would like to discuss the policy or available accommodations before proceeding with our recruitment process.
Juris Doctor. Qualified candidates must be licensed to practice law and in good standing in California. Must meet requirements for continuing licensure for law practice throughout employment.
Candidates should possess at least 2+ years of experience practicing in the field of California labor and employment law. Civil litigation and/or trial experience is also a plus.
Job requires excellent analytical and writing skills; strong organizational skills; ability to multi-task; passion for client service and practice development.
Excellent academics are expected.
How to Apply
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