Labor & Employment

Employer Defense Strategist, Associate Attorney, Pasadena, CA

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June 11, 2024

Job description

Do you have a passion for employment law and a drive to build a successful practice?


We are seeking a highly motivated Associate Attorney to join our Pasadena office and play a key role in developing our Employment Law practice. In this role, you will represent and defend employers in a variety of employment law matters, with a focus on handling PAGA claims.



  • Manage an independent caseload of employer-side employment defense matters, with a focus on PAGA claims.
  • Create Ironclad Employer handbooks that protect the client.
  • Conduct legal research, draft pleadings, motions, and other legal documents.
  • Depose witnesses, prepare clients for hearings and represent clients in mediations and arbitrations (court appearances may be required in the future).
  • Stay up to date on developments in California employment law.
  • Collaborate with partners and associates on complex employment cases, outsourcing only when necessary.
  • Provide legal support on business and/or business litigation matters as needed.
  • Develop and maintain strong client relationships.



  • J.D. degree and admission to the California Bar.
  • 3+ years of experience in employment law, representing employers.
  • Strong analytical and legal writing skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in legal research and case management software.
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines and a high volume of work.
  • A passion for employment law and a desire to build a successful practice.



  • $105,000 - $155,000 Base salary
  • Bonuses based on Billable hour benchmarks
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Disability - Short / Long
  • Paid Time Off
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Life Insurance
  • 401k 4% match


Mission Recruiting is proud to represent some of the most prestigious organizations in the country. Contact us today to learn how we can help you explore this and other exciting opportunities.


Salary Range: $105,000 -$155,000


Reference: 145587

$105,000 - $155,000
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Leslie Rubenfeld

Director of Recruiting

Leslie Rubenfeld

Director of Recruiting

Los Angeles, CA

Leslie is a former attorney with 8+ years of recruiting experience, including 6 years spent recruiting attorneys. She was Director of Legal Recruiting at the Washington, DC, office of Fried Frank.

(949) 535-1657

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Employer Defense Strategist, Associate Attorney, Pasadena, CA

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