Employment Litigation & Class Action Associate

Ogletree Deakins   •  

San Diego, CA

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


Less than 5 years

Posted 41 days ago

Position Summary:

Our San Diego office has an opportunity for an associate with 2 – 4 years of employment litigation and class actionexperience to join the firm’s expanding practice as a traditional associate and take on an important role in litigation with direct contact with client representative and opposing counsel.  Duties include, but are not limited to, performing legal research, drafting of legal memoranda, motions and pleadings, attending court conferences, handling discovery-related activities and investigations, and drafting of position statements and dispositive motions. We provide our associates with multiple writing, publishing and speaking opportunities as well as access to robust professional development training programs.

Office Perks: The San Diego office has a very hard-working and team-oriented environment that is filled with fun office events such as monthly birthday cake celebrations, Staff Appreciation Day, a summer BBQ, Client Appreciation Day at the racetrack, and a holiday party every year. Additional perks include free parking, drinks & snacks provided on site, a free fitness center, and a variety of restaurants and cafes conveniently located nearby.


  • Juris Doctor. Qualified candidates must be and remain licensed to practice law and in good standing in California. During employment, must meet requirements for continuing licensure for law practice.
  • Candidates must have 2 – 4 years of California employment litigation and class actionexperience either in-house or at a law firm.
  • Outstanding academic record (top 25% of law school class).
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills are required.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Associates are expected to (a) provide first-rate written, analytical work; (b) be highly attuned to the needs, pressures and work styles of our senior litigators; and (c) contribute to a respectful, collegial office environment.


We are not working with outside recruiters for this position.


Ogletree Deakins offers a robust suite of benefits for our attorneys including: comprehensive training and development programs including an annual firm-wide Attorney Retreat, CLE and bar admission expense reimbursement, several competitive annual bonus programs, 401(k) plan, affordable health and life insurance including dental and vision coverage, flexible spending accounts to help offset the cost of dependent care and/or health care expenses, Teladoc to provide 24/7 access to a doctor by phone or online video, employee assistance program, back-up childcare program and a paid parental leave on-ramping program