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 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

Employment Litigation Associate

Date Posted: December 9, 2019

The firm's Employment and Benefits practice group seeks an associate with 3-6 years of experience for its employment 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. Assignments will include litigation, employer counseling and drafting of agreements and policies.

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Candidates must have significant law firm 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 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.

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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Construction Litigation Associate

Date Posted: December 9, 2019

The firm's Sacramento Litigation group seeks an associate attorney with 4-6 years of experience in construction law. This position will offer opportunities to work on a wide variety of issues in construction litigation matters including mechanics liens, stop notices, payment and performance bonds, delay claims, scope of work issues and other construction issues.

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Candidates must have significant law firm experience with all aspects of discovery and law and motion practice. Clerkship experience is a plus. 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. 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.

For consideration, 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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Bankruptcy and Commercial Litigation Associate

Date Posted: December 18, 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 a plus. 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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