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Downey Brand Wins 1st Place in Sacramento Business Journal’s Best Places to Work
Downey Brand is proud to announce that it won first place in the Sacramento Business Journal’s Best Places to Work “large company” category representing companies with 150-499 employees. It is the firm’s fourth year being recognized as one of the Sacramento region’s Best Places to Work. This year’s win coincides with the firm’s 95th-Anniversary and...

the downey brand story

For us, it is about supporting our clients to find the courage, strength, and will to pursue the results that matter most…to them. We should never be the central characters; rather, our clients are the heroes in their own stories. For 95 years, Downey Brand has worked to understand the diverse industries, businesses, and needs of our clients, and has provided vision, counsel, and expertise to help them succeed. From offices in Sacramento, San Francisco, Stockton, and Reno, our law firm serves clients in business, litigation, and natural resources matters throughout California, northern Nevada, and beyond.

our work

Moonlight Wildfire Litigation

Dubbed the “Moonlight Fire” because of its proximity to Moonlight Peak, a fire in Plumas County burned 65,000 acres, including 45,000 acres of federal forest land.

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Moonlight Wildfire Litigation

Cadiz Valley Water Litigation

Cadiz, Inc., is a renewable resources company based in Southern California that owns 45,000 acres of land in eastern San Bernardino County, most of which overlies the Fenner Valley aquifer system.

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Cadiz Valley Water Litigation

Sutter-Butte Flood Control Agency

Downey Brand has served as General Counsel to the Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency (SBFCA) since 2008, successfully functioning as counsel, confidant, and strategist in SBFCA’s implementation of over $300 million of levee improvements.

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Sutter-Butte Flood Control Agency

Monterey Coastkeeper vs. MCWRA Litigation

In December 2017, Downey Brand’s Natural Resources team won an important victory for its longstanding client, the Monterey County Water Resources Agency, in a water quality-related lawsuit brought against the Agency by Monterey Coastkeeper, an environmental organization.

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Monterey Coastkeeper vs. MCWRA Litigation

East Bay Regional Park District

Downey Brand assists in the transfer and reuse of former Concord Naval Weapons Station for regional park and wildlife protection.

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East Bay Regional Park District