Michael W. M. Manoukian advises and 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

Before joining Littler, Michael served as a legal intern for the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District, Division Three; the Superior Court for the County of Santa Clara, California; and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). During law school, he was a board member for Honors Moot Court and acted as an American Bar Association competition coach. Michael continues to mentor law students as a competition coach for the American Bar Association Negotiation Competition.

Active in the community, Michael volunteered at Santa Clara University School of Law’s Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center, which provides pro bono legal advice and representation. He was also a volunteer law facilitator for the nonprofit organization Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY) in Milpitas, California. 

Professional & Community Affiliations


American Bar Association


State Bar of California


Santa Clara County Bar Association


William A. Ingram American Inn of Court

Books & Book Chapters

  • Wage and Hour Answer Book, Littler Mendelson P.C., contributing author, 2016-2017


  • J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law, 2014
  • M.A., University of San Francisco, 2009
  • B.A., University of California, Davis, 2007

Bar Admission



  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California