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

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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 2020. 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

Litigation Associate – Family Law

Date Posted: January 25, 2021

The firm’s Litigation practice group seeks a mid-level or senior-level associate with at least 3 years of 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.

Associate salaries are based on years of experience and bonus consideration is given for productivity and/or performance. 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. Principals only.

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Trust and Estate Litigation Associate

Date Posted: February 1, 2021

The firm is seeking a litigation associate with at least 3 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 strong academic credentials and exceptional research, writing, and communication skills, as well as the ability to work independently. 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.

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. Principals only.

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Water Law Attorney

Date Posted: February 16, 2021

The firm seeks an attorney with 4 to 9 years’ experience to support its water litigation and water transaction practice. Litigation experience including drafting pleadings, performing discovery, and arguing motions is essential.

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This position involves representation of public and private sector clients statewide, in both state and federal court, in a broad range of water-related issues including water rights, water supply, flood control law, federal reclamation law, public agency law, National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, and California Environmental Quality Act compliance. Familiarity with natural resource or regulatory issues is a plus. Associate salaries are based on years of experience and bonus consideration is given for productivity and performance.

The successful candidate will have a distinguished academic record and have exceptional research, writing, and interpersonal communication skills. Must be a current, active member of the California Bar Association 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 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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