Associate, Labor & Employment

Application ends: May 18, 2026
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Job Description

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, a top Am Law 100 firm, is seeking a highly motivated, well qualified 3rd or 4th year associate to join our Employment and Labor team in Irvine or Los Angeles, California. The ideal candidate will have experience in the following areas:

• At least three years of experience with single-plaintiff cases and wage and hour class/PAGA actions, including written discovery, depositions, and motion writing experience.
• Successful applicants will have excellent written and oral communication skills, superior analytical skills and a client-focused attitude.
• Other requirements include California Bar membership, strong work ethic and the ability to manage multiple priorities and assume a high degree of responsibility.

This position is open to applicants in Irvine and Los Angeles.

With over 1,275 lawyers in 30 offices across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP is a fully integrated global law firm that provides clients with connected legal advice, wherever and whenever they need it. The firm is known for its relationship-driven, collaborative culture, diverse legal experience and industry-shaping innovation and offers clients one of the most active M&A, real estate, financial services, litigation and corporate risk practices in the world.

BCLP offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance coverage, life insurance, and retirement plans. We also provide eligible employees flexible time off plans including paid Parental leave, Paid Time Off (PTO), and paid holidays.

At Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner we understand the value of a diverse workforce and we believe people perform at their best when they can truly be themselves at work. We aim to create an inclusive environment where all our employees are valued, motivated and able to be themselves. In order to provide the best possible service to our diverse client base, we are committed to recruiting, retaining, rewarding and developing our people with regard to their abilities and contributions and without reference to their background, gender, gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, political belief, disability or any other protected characteristic.

* Mansfield Certified Plus firm for 2022
* Signee to the United Nations’ Global LGBTQ* Standard of Conduct for Business
* Named by Stonewall as a “Top Global Employer 2020”
* Received the Women in Law Empowerment Forum “WILEF” Gold Standard Certification for 2020
* Named one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the HRCF’s Corporate Equality Index 2021

Pursuant to the California pay transparency laws, BCLP is posting a reasonable estimate of a compensation range for an Associate with two or more years of experience. At the time of posting, the estimated California range is $215,000 to $360,000. Actual compensation will be influenced by various factors, including but not limited to the level of relevant experience, skill sets, training, licensure and certifications, internal equity, market data, and other job related factors permitted by law. The range is based on a full-time work schedule.


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