Job Openings

The firm is always interested in hearing from 3rd, 4th and 5th year associate candidates with substantial experience in any of the firm’s practice areas in a law firm setting. To submit your application for consideration in the absence of a posting below suited to your qualifications, please click here:  Lateral Associate Application

Recruiting Professionals/Agencies

Professional recruiters and search/placement firms must have signed terms and conditions on file with Downey Brand prior to submitting candidates.

Fall Associate/Entry Level Associate Candidates

Most of the firm’s first year/entry level associate hires are made from its Summer Associate classes. We do not anticipate hiring additional entry level associates in 2019. You may submit your materials to our applicant tracking system for possible consideration in the event an opportunity is identified in the near term:  Entry Level/Junior Associate Application

 

Sacramento

Corporate Transactional Associate

Date Posted: November 21, 2019

The firm is seeking a corporate transactional associate to join its Sacramento office. The successful candidate will have 3-5 years’ experience in a law firm setting advising corporations, LLCs and other business entities regarding general corporate and business transactional matters.

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Candidates should have significant experience in corporate finance; mergers and acquisitions; private placements; venture capital transactions; corporate governance; and related matters. Must be a current, active member of the California State Bar Association.

Strong writing, analytical and interpersonal skills are essential. Qualified candidates will also have a distinguished academic record. Associate salaries are based on years of experience and bonus consideration is given for productivity and performance. Please address cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and a brief, recent writing sample to Maureen Cooper, Recruiting Director.

Downey Brand LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. No telephone calls or e-mail applications, please. Principals only.

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Family Law Associate

Date Posted: October 23, 2019

Downey Brand's Family Law practice group seeks a mid-level associate attorney with 2-5 years of litigation experience to join the Sacramento office. A more junior associate with a demonstrated interest in Family Law may be considered for this opportunity. This is a sophisticated practice and the position requires substantial client contact.

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Family law experience is preferred; candidates with significant civil litigation experience may be considered. The associate will make court appearances on a regular basis; candidates must have significant experience drafting motions, arguing law and motion matters, and taking and defending depositions. Familiarity with basic business valuation principles, financial statements and tax concepts is preferred. Associate salaries are based on years of experience and bonus consideration is given for productivity and/or performance. Must be a current, active member of the California Bar Association.

The successful candidate will have a distinguished academic record and have exceptional research, writing and verbal communication skills. Please address cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and a brief, recent writing sample that demonstrates the candidate’s analytical skills to Maureen Cooper, Recruiting Director via the firm’s web application.

Downey Brand LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. No telephone calls or e-mail applications, please.

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Real Estate Associate

Date Posted: October 4, 2019

The firm seeks mid to senior level associate attorney, with 4-7 years of experience in commercial real estate transactions in a law firm setting, to join its Real Estate practice in Sacramento. This position requires experience with lease review, purchase and sale agreements, CC&Rs, secured financing negotiation, and documentation.

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Qualified candidates will have a distinguished academic record and exceptional research, writing, organizational and communication skills. Associate salaries are based on years of experience and bonus consideration is given for productivity and performance. Must be a current, active member of the California State Bar Association.

Please submit cover letter, resume with references, law school transcript, and a brief, recent writing sample electronically to Maureen Cooper, Recruiting Director, via the firm’s web application.

Downey Brand LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. No telephone calls or e-mail applications, please. Principals only.

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Bankruptcy Litigation Associate

Date Posted: September 26, 2019

The firm's Sacramento Bankruptcy and Litigation group seeks to expand its practice with the addition of a mid to senior level associate attorney with 3-6 years of experience in bankruptcy practice and commercial litigation. Candidates should have significant law firm experience with all aspects of discovery and law and motion practice.

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This position will offer the candidate opportunities to work on chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, bankruptcy law and motion practice, contested matters and adversary proceedings, and commercial litigation. A distinguished academic record and exceptional research, writing and verbal communication skills are essential. The successful candidate will have strong public speaking and advocacy skills. Bankruptcy clerkship experience is desired. Associate salaries are based on years of experience and bonus consideration is given for productivity and performance. Must be a current, active member of the State Bar of California.

Please address cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and a brief, recent writing sample that demonstrates the candidate’s analytical skills electronically to Maureen Cooper, Recruiting Director, via the firm’s web application.

Downey Brand LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. No telephone calls or e-mail applications, please. Principals only.

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