Joseph R. Malcontento

Joseph R. Malcontento is an associate at SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) and is currently with the firm's Litigation and Employment and Immigration Departments.

Mr. Malcontento regularly assists in the preparation of affidavits, pleadings, motions, and other submissions in civil, criminal, and administrative proceedings before the Court of Appeals, Regional and Municipal Trial Courts, Department of Justice, and other various government agencies.

Mr. Malcontento regularly appears before conciliation-mediation proceedings before the Field Offices of the Department of Labor and Employment. He also assists in: (a) advising clients on a broad array of labor and employment issues, such as compliance with labor standards, termination of employees, legitimate contracting arrangements, and occupational safety and health standards; (b) conducting labor due diligence on domestic corporations and local affiliates, subsidiaries, and representative offices of foreign corporations; and (c) reviewing employment-related documents, such as employment contracts, consultancy agreements, employee handbooks, mandatory workplace policies, contracting arrangements, and quitclaims.

Admission to the Bar

2022, Philippines (with Exemplary Performance)


University of the Philippines (Juris Doctor, Dean's Medalist for Academic Excellence, Ranked 7th in the graduating batch of 2020)
University of the Philippines (BS Business Economics, Magna Cum Laude)


Author, "Promoting Public Support for Legal Aid and Raising Legal Awareness Through Legal Aid Advertising and Legal Literacy Campaigns", Integrated Bar of the Philippines Journal, Volume 45, Issue No. 2, September 23, 2020.

Professional Activities

Member, Order of the Purple Feather
Inductee, Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society
Inductee, The International Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

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