The Los Angeles - Century City office of McGuireWoods seeks an Associate for the Labor & Employment Department. McGuireWoods’ clients include local, national and multinational employers ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses and nonprofits. With more than 70 lawyers in the United States and Europe, our labor and employment team handles upwards of 4,000 employment-related matters each year. We counsel employers in every aspect of the employer/employee relationship, including federal, state and international law compliance; traditional labor issues; internal investigations; federal contracting; and executive compensation.
Recognition by Chambers USA in recent years for our labor and employment regional practices, including North Carolina and Virginia, plus nearly a dozen rankings for individual attorneys.
The ideal candidate would have with 3 - 5 years of experience. The candidate must have a strong academic background and demonstrate top-notch legal research, analysis and writing abilities, including fluent working knowledge and understanding of California and federal court procedural and evidence rules. In addition the candidate, must have experience working on defense of wage and hour class actions, PAGA actions, or collective actions (such as discovery, witness interviews and class certification) with partner and/or senior attorney oversight. The candidate must also have experience working on defense of single-plaintiff employment cases with partner and/or senior attorney oversight, experience taking and defending depositions, administrative hearings, and experience presenting oral arguments at state and federal trial court hearings. Appellate experience is also preferred, but not required. California bar is required.
Disclaimer: At this time, McGuireWoods will not be accepting applicants submitted through search firms or headhunters for this position. All qualified candidates must submit their own applications for consideration.
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McGuireWoods’ reputation is built one lawyer and one client at a time. We offer the opportunity to grow through an extensive range of legal practice areas and industries, and to work in locations around the world. Because we focus on aligning our services with client-specific objectives, we also seek lawyers with business experience. Perhaps the most attractive aspect of joining our firm is the opportunity to work with our lawyers and leaders, all of whom reflect the value McGuireWoods places on experience, talent and diversity. For nearly two centuries, McGuireWoods has expanded its presence and enhanced its capabilities to keep pace with our clients’ needs — both in the United States and in the global marketplace. Today we have more than 1,000 lawyers in 23 offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Brussels and elsewhere in Europe. We do business where our clients do business. We are strong in the traditional legal practices such as litigation and corporate law, but we are also leaders in rapidly expanding fields such as data privacy and security, the life sciences, private equity, and healthcare, among many others.