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Downey Brand LLP

621 Capitol Mall
18th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 444-1000


Chairman and Managing Partner: Scott Shapiro
Recruiting Chair: Meghan Baker
Total No. Attorneys 2019:
50 - 100

Base Salary

1st year: $120,000
Summer associate: $2,300/week
San Francisco
1st year: $145,000
Summer associate $2,750/week

Summer Program

Summer Associate Offers:
5 out of 6 (2Ls) (2019)

No. of Summer Associates:
7 total (6 2Ls; 1 1L) (2019)

Major Office Locations

Reno, NV
Sacramento, CA (HQ)
San Francisco, CA
Stockton, CA

Major Departments & Practices

Appellate & Writ Practice
Bankruptcy & Insolvency
Corporate Law & Finance
Employment Law
Environmental Law
Family Law
Flood Protection
Food & Agriculture
Intellectual Property
Mergers & Acquisitions
Privacy & Data Security
Public Agencies
Real Estate and Land Use
Trusts & Estates
Water Law
*See firm website for complete list of practices and industries.