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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:
3 out of 3 (2Ls) (2018)

No. of Summer Associates:
4 total (3 2Ls; 1 1L) (2018)

Major Office Locations

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

Major Departments & Practices

Appellate & Writ Practice
Banking & Financial Institutions
Bankruptcy & Insolvency
Class Action Defense
Climate Change & Sustainability
Corporate Finance
Corporate Law
Disability Access
Emerging Companies & Venture Capital
Eminent Domain & Inverse Condemnation
Employment Counseling
Endangered Species
Environmental Enforcement Defense
Environmental Remediation & Due Diligence
Family Law
Financial Institutions
Flood Protection Law
Food & Agriculture
Food Safety
Higher Education
Intellectual Property & Licensing
Land Use
Mergers & Acquisitions
Nonprofit/Tax-Exempt Organizations
Privacy & Data Integrity
Products Liability
Real Estate
Regulatory Law & Business Permitting
Water Rights & Resources
Water Quality Law
Wealth Transfer