Current Openings

Lateral Attorney Candidates

The firm is always interested in hearing from talented attorneys with experience in any of the firm’s practice areas. If you don’t see a position specific to your experience posted below, you are encouraged to submit your hiring materials and express your interest here: Lateral Attorney Application

First-Year Associate Candidates

Most of the firm’s first-year associate hiring needs are filled by way of our Summer Associate program. You may submit your materials to our applicant tracking system for consideration in the event an opportunity becomes available here: First Year 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.

Sacramento

Commercial Litigation and Bankruptcy Associate

Date Posted: May 15, 2024

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 a plus. Associate base compensation is determined by class year and substantive experience, and salary for attorneys at the level of experience indicated ranges from $167,000.00-$195,000.00. Bonus consideration is given for productivity and performance. Information about training, mentoring, and benefits may be found here. Must be a current, active member of the California State Bar and be willing to relocate to Sacramento if not from the area.

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.

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Litigation Associate – Family Law

Date Posted: May 10, 2024

The firm’s Litigation practice group seeks a mid-level or senior-level associate with at least 3 years of substantive experience to join the Sacramento office in their family law practice. Applicants need not have experience in family law, but must have significant experience in civil litigation.

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Downey Brand’s family law practice handles sophisticated family law issues for clients throughout California. We are looking to hire an associate with a distinguished academic record and exceptional research and writing skills. Because family law associates have substantial client contact and make regular court appearances, strong verbal communication skills are required. Applicants also must have significant experience with all aspects of discovery and law and motion practice. Familiarity with basic business valuation principles, financial statements and tax concepts is preferred, but not required. Experience in family law is a plus. Must be a current, active member of the California Bar Association, and be willing to relocate to Sacramento if not from the area.

Associate base compensation is determined by class year and substantive experience, and salary for attorneys at the level of experience indicated ranges from $167,000.00-$215,000.00. Bonus consideration is given for productivity and performance. Information about training, mentoring, and benefits may be found here. 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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Trust and Estate Litigation Associate

Date Posted: May 14, 2024

The firm is seeking a mid to senior level litigation associate with 3-6 years' experience to join the firm’s Trust and Estate Litigation Practice Group, based in Sacramento. Candidates must have substantial litigation experience, including preparing pleadings, drafting/arguing motions, and conducting depositions and other discovery. Preference will be given to candidates with trust and estate litigation experience, and/or estate planning and administration experience, but it is not required.

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The successful candidate will have exceptional research, writing, and communication skills, strong academic credentials, and the ability to work independently. Associate base compensation is determined by class year and substantive experience, and salary for attorneys at the level of experience indicated ranges from $167,000.00-$195,000.00. Bonus consideration is given for productivity and performance. Must be a current, active member of the State Bar of California.

For more information about this growing practice, see www.trustontrial.com. Please submit cover letter, resume, 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, please.

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Employment Litigation Associate

Date Posted: May 13, 2024

The firm's Employment practice group seeks a mid to senior level associate (3-5 years) for its employment litigation practice in Sacramento. Experience defending and advising corporate employers against wage and hour, wrongful termination, and employment discrimination claims in California state and federal courts desired.

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Candidates must also have significant law firm litigation experience drafting motions, arguing law and motion matters, and taking and defending depositions. Distinguished academic record and exceptional research, writing and verbal communication skills are essential. Associate base compensation is determined by class year and substantive experience, and salary for attorneys at the level of experience indicated ranges from $167,000.00-$185,000.00. Bonus consideration is given for productivity and performance. Information about training, mentoring, and benefits may be found here. Must be a current, active member of the California State Bar and be willing to relocate to Sacramento if not from the area.

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.

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