Job Opportunity – Employment Attorney / Workplace Investigator


Ellis & Makus LLP seeks a creative and detail-oriented attorney with a minimum of three years of experience practicing employment law to join its workplace investigations team as an Attorney Investigator. The Attorney Investigator is responsible for conducting impartial investigations for public and private employer clients throughout California. This includes investigations into complaints of a wide array of issues, including workplace harassment, fraud and compliance and whistleblower complaints.  

About the Firm

The Firm’s practice is almost exclusively focused on conducting workplace investigations for public and private employers throughout California. The Firm has two partners, with extensive experience practicing employment law, including litigation, advice and counsel and workplace investigations. More information about the Firm can be found on its website at

Minimum qualifications

  • Member of the California State Bar in good standing
  • Minimum three years of experience, with a solid background practicing employment law
  • Experience conducting investigations required
  • Excellent analytical and legal writing skills required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Ability to travel within California
  • Ability to work remotely
  • Strong work ethic and excellent attention to detail and follow through
  • Ability to work independently and exercise excellent judgment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and competing deadlines

Desired qualifications

  • Experience counseling clients on employment law matters, whether employees or employers
  • Strong interviewing skills
  • Familiarity with state and federal employment laws
  • Formal training in workplace investigations


  • Conduct impartial and thorough investigations for clients
  • Write detailed, accurate and substantiated reports, including complex legal analyses
  • Edit and proofread investigation reports
  • Conduct legal research and counsel clients on employment law issues
  • Prepare and present training materials
  • Research and prepare responses to requests for proposals
  • Perform administrative duties
  • Engage in business development activities

To apply, please submit resume, cover letter and writing sample to Lisa Stewart at

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