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Our Los Angeles office is seeking an Associate with 3-4 years of experience to join our dynamic Employment Practice Group.
Applications should be submitted online through our web apply portal. Questions can be directed to Amanda Ryan, Lateral Associate Recruiting Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3-4 years of California employment advice and litigation experience, including preferably (but not required):
experience in wage & hour class actions, discrimination and harassment claims, and non-compete/trade secret matters
experience in drafting and responding to discovery, and taking depositions or, at minimum, preparing for depositions
experience in drafting motions
Excellent writing and analytical skills, along with a strong academic background
Must be admitted to practice in California
Expected Pay Range for Associates: 2023/2022 Class Compensation Years: $215,000
2021 Class Compensation Years: $225,000
2020 Class Compensation Years: $250,000
2019 Class Compensation Years: $295,000
2018 Class Compensation Years: $345,000
2017 Class Compensation Years: $370,000
2016 Class Compensation Years: $400,000
2015 and more senior class compensation years: $415,000
McDermott Will & Emery LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an Affirmative Action Employer(Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).
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