Michael W. M. Manoukian

Michael W. M. Manoukian

Michael Manoukian is an associate in Hopkins & Carley’s Employment & Labor Practice group. Michael represents employers in a wide range of labor and employment legal matters, including litigation, arbitration, and mediation.

Michael focuses his practice on civil lawsuits and administrative proceedings involving allegations of:

  • Wrongful termination
  • Employment discrimination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Retaliation
  • Wage and hour
  • Breach of contract

He also provides advice and counsel to clients in all areas of employment law. Prior to joining Hopkins & Carley, Michael was an associate at Littler Mendelson P.C.

Since 2021, Michael has been included in the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch™ in America for his work in Labor and Employment Law – Management and Labor and Employment Law – Litigation.


  • "How Can Employers Deal with Threatening Customers?" quoted in SHRM article, September 5, 2023
  • Package Of Bills Will Help Victims Of Human Trafficking Find Legal Counsel, Daily Journal, February 10, 2020
  • California Enacts Two Laws to Combat Human Trafficking, SHRM Online, October 9, 2018
  • American Bar Association
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • William A. Ingram American Inn of Court
  • State Bar of California (2015)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law
  • M.A., University of San Francisco
  • B.A., University of California, Davis


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