Duties and Responsibilities

  • Represent employers in court, arbitration, before administrative agencies and at mediations on class/collective actions, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour matters.
  • Defend clients in PAGA matters
  • Draft and respond to pleadings and discovery
  • Draft and argue motions
  • Ability to take and defend depositions
  • Provide employment counseling on federal and state employment laws, when needed

Knowledge, Skills, and Educational Requirements

  • JD from Accredited Law School
  • Must be admitted and a member in good standing of the California Bar
  • Should possess at least 5+ years of employment litigation experience; Class Action and PAGA experience, preferred.
  • Strong command of Federal and California state labor and employment laws
  • Prior experience taking and defending depositions and arguing motions in court
  • Outstanding research and analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • A self-starter with the ability to manage cases from start to finish
  • Ability to set a course of action and direct the work of associate attorneys and paralegals, when needed.
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively while providing practical counsel to clients
  • Ability to work in hybrid work schedule for 2 days in the office

This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-established firm that offers interesting work, great prospects, a collaborative working environment, and competitive benefits. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample and salary requirements to hr@donahue.com and please reference Employment Attorney in the subject line of your email.

Annual minimum billable hours requirement is 1610, with the opportunity to earn a bonus for hours worked in excess of the minimum.

Donahue Fitzgerald is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The salary range for this position applies to California. The salary range reflects a variety of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions, including but not limited to experience, education, licensure and/or certifications, geographic location, market demands and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for a position. A reasonable estimate of the current range for this position is $160,000 – $190,000.