Duane Morris LLP has an immediate opening for a highly motivated mid-level associate to join its dynamic and growing Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration practice group to support its California practice in Los Angeles. The ideal candidate will have 2-5 years of substantive experience in employment litigation and a desire for trial work. Experience in defending wage and hour claims, including wage and hour class action lawsuits, is also desired. The successful candidate will also have meaningful experience in transactional employment work, including the drafting of employment and severance agreements, drafting EEOC position statements, drafting DFEH responses, and conducting witness interviews and depositions. Having a background in counseling employers on federal and state employment law compliance, drafting workplace policies, and assisting clients with employment training programs is also a plus. Experience in traditional management labor relations is also advantageous. Superior academic and writing credentials along with California bar admission required. If you want to join a collegial team of excellent employment law professionals who enjoy their work and take pride in their work product, we would be the ideal firm for you. Pursuant to applicable state and municipal Fair Chance Laws and Ordinances, we will consider for employment all qualified applicants. Hybrid work environment available.
The target annual pay range for this role in Palo Alto is $220,000-$295,000. Actual pay will vary depending upon various factors, including relevant experience, skill-set, current business needs and market factors. The compensation range listed is just one component of Duane Morris' total comp package for employees, which, depending on the position, may also include discretionary bonuses and incentive packages, and firm-sponsored benefit programs.
Duane Morris is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please contact the Legal Recruiting Department at 215.979.1161. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V