Nassiri & Jung LLP

Intelligently Aggressive. Strategic. Results-Focused.


(213) 626-6200 | (415) 762-3100

Complex Litigation | Employment | Appellate


John Manier

UCLA School of Law, J.D.

U. of Notre Dame, B.A.

Federal Clerkship: Irving Hill, Senior United States District Judge, Central District of California

LA: 213.626.6200

John J. Manier

John is a trial and appellate lawyer, focusing primarily on employment law and related litigation, who has been counsel of record in several ground-breaking cases. He has appeared and argued before the D.C. Circuit, the California Supreme Court and other state and federal courts.

Select Published Opinions:

  • Venetian Casino Resort, LLC v. EEOC, 530 F.3d 925 (D.C. Cir. 2008) [EEOC policies for disclosing confidential commercial information to third parties, without notice to the employer, was arbitrary and capricious in violation of federal administrative law];
  • Venetian Casino Resort, LLC v. EEOC, 409 F.3d 359 (D.C. Cir. 2005) [employer's challenge to EEOC policies was ripe];
  • Reeves v. Hanlon, 33 Cal.4th 1140 (2004) [employer may sue competitor for tortious interference with at-will employment contracts between employer and its employees];
  • Turner v. Anheuser-Busch, Inc., 7 Cal.4th 1238 (1994) [establishing standards for constructive wrongful discharge cases in California];
  • GAB Business Services, Inc. v. Lindsey & Newsom Claim Services, Inc., 83 Cal.App.4th 409 (2000) [corporate officer owed fiduciary duty of loyalty as a matter of law];
  • Saret-Cook v. Gilbert, Kelly, Crowley & Jennett, 74 Cal.App.4th 1211 (1999) [affirming $650,000 attorney fee award for an employer who obtained a defense judgment in a sex harassment and discrimination lawsuit];
  • Bardin v. Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Co., 70 Cal.App.4th 494 (1999) [company's communications to Los Angeles Police Department during background check on former company employee were absolutely privileged from tort liability];
  • Kirmse v. Nikko Hotel San Francisco, 51 Cal.App.4th 311 (1996) [affirming summary judgment for employer on job bias and related claims, even though claims were not barred by treaty between United States and Japan]; and
  • Eng v. County of Los Angeles, 737 F. Supp. 2d 1078 (C.D. Cal. 2010) [granting summary judgment for the County and an individual defendant on a Deputy DA's claim for retaliation in violation of the First Amendment and 42 U.S.C. § 1983].

Educational Background & Federal Clerkship:

  • John earned his law degree from UCLA School of Law (J.D. 1989), where he served as an Editor of the UCLA Law Review and received the American Jurisprudence Awards for Excellence in Property and Constitutional Law.
  • John is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he earned his B.A. in 1986.
  • He served as a Law Clerk to the late Irving Hill, Senior United States District Judge, Central District of California.


  • John is the author of "The Attorney-Client Privilege and its Availability to Insured Persons," which was published at 36 UCLA L. Rev. 977 (1989).
  • He assisted in the drafting of a chapter of the treatise Sexual Harassment in Employment Law (1992).
  • John also has written or co-written several articles on labor and employment law issues in the Los Angeles Daily Journal.