We are seeking an attorney with at least 8 years of experience for a position as senior counsel or partner. We are looking for this attorney to commence employment during the first quarter of 2023. This attorney must have the following experience:
  • significant experience managing single plaintiff employment litigation in California in courts and in arbitration;
  • experience providing advice work to clients on policy modification and updating, termination decisions, leave issues, and other challenging personnel situations;
  • experience mentoring and supervising junior attorneys and the desire to engage in these tasks; and
  • experience as a first or second chair in an employment trial or arbitration is strongly preferred.

This attorney will focus on (a) managing single plaintiff litigation in our court systems and in arbitration; (b) managing administrative matters before the DFEH, EEOC, DLSE, DOL and other employment agencies; (c) providing advice and counseling on employment law matters to large and small clients. The position involves significant client contact and the attorney in this position will be expected to work with, manage and mentor associate attorneys in these tasks. There may be some class action and PAGA work, but class and PAGA cases will not be the significant focus of this position.

When you join CDF, you will join a dynamic and diverse team of highly regarded labor and employment lawyers who practice collaboratively across our five California-based offices as a tight-knit team of dedicated and diverse professionals.

What makes this opportunity stand out? Our culture is flexible. We know practicing law is not easy, so we try to do our best to make the practice less stressful and more enjoyable for everyone. Our attorneys work as a team and collaborate both within the Sacramento office and with the attorneys at our other offices. We represent large and small clients in a wide variety of industries, so there is a variety of experiences that are available. CDF attorneys work with in-house attorneys, HR professionals, regional and division management/executives, and small business owners directly. Our associates are given the opportunity to take on significant levels of responsibility, material client interaction, and leadership roles at the firm. With approximately 50 attorneys spread throughout the state, our resources are very strong, but available without the bureaucracy, politics, and rigidness that is endemic to many large law firms.

If you have the requirements listed above and you desire significant leadership opportunities with increased flexibility on how you practice, please confidentially send your resume and an email highlighting your interest and experience (a formal cover letter is not required).

Company Description:
For almost 30 years, CDF has distinguished itself as one of the top employment, labor, and business immigration firms in California, representing employers in single-plaintiff and class action lawsuits, and advising employers on related legal compliance and risk avoidance with offices strategically located throughout the state. Our knowledge of California law is very strong and reflected in our blog, which was recently named as one of the five best California labor and employment blogs on the internet.

Commitment to Diversity
CDF is proud to have been listed in Law360's Annual Diversity Report for four years in a row as one of “Best Law Firms for Women and Minority Attorneys” in firms of similar size. We are fully committed to supporting and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the legal profession, and strongly encourage the interest of diverse candidates in the firm. Our Sacramento office managing partner is the Co-Chairperson of the Sacramento County Bar Association's Diversity Hiring and Retention Committee. CDF promotes an equal employment opportunity workplace.