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Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo is a full-service law firm with over 170 attorneys in nine California offices. We look for attorneys and other professionals of the highest caliber.  

Our Culture
We are proud to offer attorneys and staff a productive working environment which promotes teamwork throughout the firm. Attorneys can expect a challenging and fulfilling legal practice. Managers, paralegals, secretaries, and other staff members also take on challenging roles and are integral in delivering outstanding service to our clients.

We are widely recognized as one of the most diverse and inclusive law firms in the country. In May 2017, Chambers USA honored the firm as one of the five Most Inclusive Firms for Minority Women Lawyers nationwide. In March 2017, AALRR was awarded Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.’s (ABC) National Diversity Excellence Award for the third time in the Associate category. In May 2016, Law360 ranked AALRR as the second best law firm in the country for minority equity partners and the ninth best in the country for minority attorneys in general.

Many of our attorneys and staff spend their entire careers at AALRR. Our retention rates are much higher than average—our associate retention rate alone is over 90 percent. Here are some reasons why:

  • We fully embrace our “culture of congeniality.” AALRR prioritizes teamwork, inclusivity, and a good-natured sense of community at every level. Our attorneys help each other grow their practices through cross-marketing, mentoring, and other means.
  • Our firm actively encourages involvement in the community at large. Many of our attorneys are also law professors, State Bar committee members, and pro bono providers.
  • To work at AALRR is to be surrounded by talent. Many of our attorneys have been named to nationwide “Best Of” lists, including Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America.
  • Our large marketing staff is dedicated to promoting AALRR and individual attorneys to new clients across the state and to keeping our current clients satisfied. We hold over 400 events annually, offer numerous opportunities for attorneys to present at conferences and other events, and regularly nominate our attorneys for recognition in both statewide and nationwide publications.
  • AALRR attorneys and staff enjoy an excellent working environment. We build offices where our attorneys and clients live, reducing commutes and avoiding steep rents. We have one of the best profit-sharing plans in California and continually develop new ways to keep our people satisfied. 

Our Attorneys

Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo seeks attorneys with strong analytical and writing skills, solid academic credentials, and a genuine interest in the practice of management defense.

Training and Development 
We highly prioritize attorney development and satisfaction. To that end, the firm offers a formal mentoring program in which associates select their mentors, active committees focused on diversity and women attorneys, numerous cross-marketing programs, training programs such as our recent Trial Academy, Trial Academy II, and Negotiation Boot Camp, and a variety of networking and social events.

Associates at our firm generally are vested with significant responsibility early in their careers and often advance more quickly than associates at other law firms. New attorneys may negotiate with government agencies and opposing counsel, obtain courtroom experience, and become involved in firm marketing opportunities. These responsibilities allow them to acquire and refine their legal skills early on.

We provide a comprehensive benefits package that includes a progressive parental leave policy, generous associate compensation packages, and flexible working hours to all our attorneys.   Our profit-sharing plan has been, for decades, one of the most generous in California—and it remains so today.

Employment Opportunities
The following positions for attorneys are currently available:

Associate Attorney - 2 - 4 years - Commercial and Complex Litigation - Cerritos

Qualified candidates must be self-starters who are willing to take on responsibility for their cases, including case work-up, discovery, legal research, and motion practice.  Deposition experience preferred but not required.  Specific experience/skills sought are:

  • Excellent communication and follow-through skills.
  • Experience preparing and responding to written discovery and civil motion practice.
  • Experience creating discovery plans and executing same.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Top third of law school class (2013-2015).

Practice areas will include employment litigation, intellectual property litigation, equity disputes, fiduciary litigation, and general business litigation.

Qualified applicants please submit: (1) resume; (2) law school transcript; (3) writing sample; and (4) cover letter to

Associate Attorney - 3 – 5 years - Private Labor and Employment - Cerritos

Specific experience/skills sought are:

  • At least three years of experience handling employment litigation matters including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment and defense of wage and hour.
  • Strong advice and counsel skills required as it relates to implementation of employment laws in the workplace.
  • Ability to interface with the client and convey a level of professionalism and competence in terms of both the legal and strategic issues in employment litigation matters.
  • Excellent communication and follow-through skills.
  • Knowledge of and experience with California and federal agencies including DFEH, EEOC, DLSE, and DOL.
  • Experience preparing and responding to written discovery, motions, and taking depositions in employment litigation matters with limited supervision and oversight.
  • Experience creating discovery plans and executing same.
  • Excellent writing skills including drafting agreements and contracts related to employment and litigation matters.
  • Other business experience is a plus. Prior human resources experience desirable.

Please email a resume, cover letter, writing sample to

Working at AALRR

Elizabeth J. Rho-Ng


"AALRR offers me the flexibility to balance my career and personal life. I especially enjoy working with experienced and talented lawyers in a collegial atmosphere."

Thomas A. Lenz


"I choose AALRR because I can work on fascinating issues affecting thousands of workplaces throughout California and the West."

Brooke Romero


"The people at AALRR whom I have the privilege of working with and the mentorship opportunities available to me are what I like best.”