Alternative-Track Labor & Employment Attorney

Contact: Candace Sundine

We are looking for an attorney who wants to perform high-quality cutting edge work, but off the traditional associate-partner track. This position is an opportunity for a high-caliber candidate to be a fully incorporated and valued member of our close-knit team. Our San Francisco Labor & Employment team handles some of the nation’s largest and most complex cases, defending employers in high-stakes litigation.  This position may be right for an attorney without a lot of big law experience, who wants such experience; an attorney who has not focused exclusively on labor and employment, but who wants to make the transition; an attorney changing jurisdictions; or someone returning from a break from the workforce or the legal profession. Candidates should have a demonstrated interest and experience in labor and employment, must be smart, driven, and hardworking, and must be willing to take the time to learn and develop within a high functioning team.

With more than 130 attorneys in the L&E group firmwide, Sheppard Mullin has one of the largest and most prestigious labor and employment practices in the country.  We are the go-to firm for complex and high stakes litigation, and are at the cutting edge of class action and PAGA defense.  Our attorneys advise employers of all sizes – ranging from Fortune 100 companies to privately-owned entities and business start-ups – in all aspects of employment counseling and litigation, and regularly appear before state and federal courts.

Applicants should send their resume, law school transcript and writing sample with a cover letter to Candace Sundine (  Please start your Subject Line with "SF Alternative-Track Labor Associate Opening."  Legal search firms should confirm that they have signed Sheppard Mullin's fee agreement before submitting candidates, and should use the same subject line as noted above.

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