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 2018. 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

Water Law Associate
Date Posted: 6/26/18
The firm's Water practice group seeks a 2-3 year associate attorney to join its Sacramento office. This position involves representation of public and private sector clients statewide in a broad range of water-related issues including water rights, water supply, flood control law, federal reclamation law, public agency law, and California Environmental Quality Act compliance. Read More
Litigation Associate - Water
Date Posted: 6/19/18

Downey Brand seeks a 3rd to 5th year litigation associate to support its water litigation practice. Experience drafting all manner of pleadings (including complaints, answers, and motions), arguing motions, and performing discovery, is essential.

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Mid-Level Litigation Associate
Date Posted: 6/19/18

The firm's Sacramento Litigation group seeks to expand its practice with the addition of a mid-level associate attorney with 3-6 years of experience in complex litigation. This position will offer the candidate opportunities to work on a wide variety of litigation matters including business, intellectual property, real estate, and construction litigation.

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Corporate Transactional Associate
Date Posted: 8/7/18

The firm is seeking an experienced mid-level corporate transactional associate to join its Sacramento office. The successful candidate will have 3-5 years' law firm experience advising corporations, LLCs and other business entities regarding general corporate and business transactional matters.

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San Francisco
Natural Resources Associate
Date Posted: 8/1/18

The firm is seeking an associate with 3 to 7 years of experience to join its Natural Resources Practice Group in San Francisco. This position involves representation of public and private-sector clients statewide in a broad range of land use, environmental, energy, and water matters.  

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