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David R. E. Aladjem

Partner

Sacramento 916.520.5361 direct

Annie S. Amaral

Partner

Sacramento 916.520.5243 direct

Dustin M. Amrein

Senior Associate

Sacramento 916.520.5484 direct

Mark A. Anishchenko

Associate

Sacramento 916.520.5326 direct

Brian C. Aton

Associate

Sacramento 916.520.5432 direct

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Industries

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Industries
Downey Brand has deep experience in 11 industries. We aren’t trying to be something to everyone, but we do want to be the right choice for you in the industries we serve.
Aerospace
Assisting aerospace and defense firms on environmental matters is a particular area of focus. We have represented aerospace and defense clients on matters involving environmental remediation, cost recovery litigation, hazardous waste regulatory issues, underground storage tanks, regulatory standard setting, water rights and stormwater regulatory issues. Our team is also experienced at advising clients on industry-specific ADA issues,...
Agribusiness
As home to the largest and most dynamic agricultural industry in the United States, California occupies a central position in the global agricultural economy. Downey Brand provides a full spectrum of legal services to those in the production, processing, and distribution of food and agricultural products, to the associations and agencies that represent them, as...
Construction
We help our clients devise practical solutions to problems that may arise during the earliest phases of project conception and design, through contract drafting, bidding procedures and protests, and dispute management during design and construction. Where disputes cannot be avoided, our group has extensive experience with litigating virtually every category and subcategory of construction disputes....
Energy & Utilities
Downey Brand’s attorneys have a wealth of experience representing clients in all aspects of energy development: renewable and conventional generation; transmission; energy storage; and procurement. In the renewable energy sector, our law firm has experience advising the owners, developers, and purchasers of solar thermal, small- and utility-scale solar photovoltaic, wind, geothermal, biomass, and hydroelectric resources....
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Practices

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Energy
Our energy attorneys routinely represent clients before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the California Energy Commission (CEC), the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), the Office of Energy Infrastructure Safety (OEIS), and the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Our expertise extends from conventional gas-fired generation and petroleum pipelines and terminals to all types of renewable...
Energy Project Development
Our attorneys have broad experience representing clients who operate conventional and renewable generating plants and who participate in the energy market. We counsel clients on generation facility siting, project finance, environmental permitting and litigation defense, greenhouse gas and other pollutant credits and trading, power purchase agreements, interconnection, and electric transmission. We have also represented a...
Public Utility Regulation
Our team works diligently with clients to navigate matters overseen by the CPUC, the CEC, the CAISO, and the Office of Energy Infrastructure and Safety.
Infrastructure
Our California-based infrastructure lawyers deliver the proven skill and honed experience vital to navigate a broad range of legal issues encountered in infrastructure development
Practices
Subject matter expertise is critical to Downey Brand clients.
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Our Work

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Our Work
At Downey Brand, we think our client work stories speak for themselves, and our clients agree. We look forward to the opportunity of doing the same, great work for you.
East Bay Regional Park District
This action marks one of many major steps in transferring the Concord Naval Weapons Station (CNWS) from the U.S. Navy to the City of Concord (Concord) and East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) for economic development and regional park uses under the federal Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process. BRAC is the federal process undertaken...
Monterey Coastkeeper vs. MCWRA Litigation
The suit alleged the Agency had failed to control pollution while exercising its flood and drainage control responsibilities.  The Sixth District Court of Appeal ruled in favor of the Agency, finding most importantly that Monterey Coastkeeper had failed to first make its case before the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, one of the...
Sutter-Butte Flood Control Agency
When the Firm was hired, SBFCA was a fledgling agency struggling with a languishing 10-year Federal study process, borrowed financial resources, and no on-the-ground levee improvements. For more than a decade, Downey Brand has been honored to be a partner in the agency’s considerable successes. Downey Brand attorneys Scott Shapiro and Andrea Clark have been...
Cadiz Valley Water Litigation
On the eve of a statewide drought, Cadiz and the Santa Margarita Water District (SMWD) formed a public/private partnership and proposed the Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project, an ambitious plan to pump 50,000 acre feet of native groundwater annually from the Fenner Valley Aquifer System in the Mojave Desert over 50 years...
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Blogs

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Publications

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September 2022
D.C. Circuit Upholds FERC’s Approval of Adelphia Pipeline Acquisition Under NEPA
Environmental, Energy & Climate Change Law and Regulation Reporter, Volume 2, Number 11
September 2022
August 11, 2022
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Announcements

(187 results)
September 28, 2022
Thomas Law Group to Merge with Downey Brand
Merger Compliments Strategic Expansion of Natural Resources Department in Sacramento and San Francisco
August 18, 2022
40 Downey Brand Attorneys Honored as The Best Lawyers in America® and Ones to Watch 2023
Three selected as 2023 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year”
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Speaking Engagements / Events

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October 20, 2022
Bankruptcy 101: An In-Depth Exploration of the Basics, Types and Limits of Bankruptcy
Speaker, Sacramento Legal Secretaries Association General Membership Dinner Meeting
November 4-5, 2022
2022 Water Law Institute
Program Committee and Moderator, The Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law's 2022 Water Law Institute
October 19, 2022
Engineering with Nature: Role of Nature-Based Solutions in Flood Protection
Moderator, California Central Valley Flood Control Association's 2022 Flood Forum
October 6, 2022
Homelessness & Flood Risk Reduction Systems
Speaker, National Association of Flood & Stormwater Management Agencies- Live Webinar
October 6, 2022
Dust to Dust: An Overview of Real Property Issues for T&E Lawyers
Presenter, Continuing Education of the Bar Virtual Event
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Job Openings

Offices

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Offices
As the leading law firm in Sacramento and one of the largest law firms advancing client interests throughout Northern California and Northern Nevada, Downey Brand has offices that make it easy for lawyers to be on the ground with our clients.
Sacramento
621 Capitol Mall | 18th Floor Sacramento, CA 95814
San Francisco
455 Market Street | Suite 1500 San Francisco, CA 94105
Stockton
3425 Brookside Road | Suite A Stockton, CA 95219

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Careers

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Careers
Downey Brand is perfectly suited for leading lawyers who want to build and continue their careers with passion, commitment, authority and energy.
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...
Summer Program FAQ’s
Q. How and when should I apply for a Summer Associate position? A. The firm participates in fall On-Campus Interviews (OCI) at a number of law schools and in a select few job fairs each year. Students attending schools we visit or which are participating in the job fairs we are attending should apply through...
Current Openings
Work at Sacramento’s preeminent full-service law firm, Downey Brand LLP.  We offer a congenial work environment and a competitive compensation and benefits package. Please direct all staff applications to Cindy Snook, Human Resources Director. Links to web applications for each position are provided within each job posting below.  Applications submitted without all of the required documentation will not...
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About Us

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About Us
About Us
Clients turn to Downey Brand for efficient and practical legal advice. We have built a reputation on understanding the industries and businesses of our clients and tailoring our legal services to support the challenges and opportunities each of them faces, all with the singular focus of helping them achieve the results that matter most to...
About Us
Accessibility
Offices All of our offices are ADA compliant, including parking, elevators, meeting areas, and restrooms.  If you are visiting one of our offices and require handicapped parking, here is office-by-office information: Sacramento: As you drive into the parking garage, turn right at the top of ramp on the first level you come to, which is...
About Us
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Downey Brand is committed to fostering and maintaining a strong culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. To that end, the firm works hard to attract, retain, and promote individuals of differing races, religions, ethnicities, genders and gender identities, family structures, sexual orientations, and backgrounds. The firm encourages and supports its attorneys’ memberships and participation in...
About Us
History
Combining a storied history with some big leaps of growth, Downey Brand has transformed itself into Sacramento’s preeminent law firm and reached down the Central Valley and into San Francisco to advance our clients’ interests. The firm traces its roots back to 1926 when three notable Sacramento attorneys, Stephen Downey, Clyde Brand and Harry Seymour,...
About Us
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Annie S. Amaral

Partner

Sacramento 916.520.5243 direct

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Dustin M. Amrein

Senior Associate

Sacramento 916.520.5484 direct

[3] =>
Mark A. Anishchenko

Associate

Sacramento 916.520.5326 direct

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Brian C. Aton

Associate

Sacramento 916.520.5432 direct

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Aerospace
Assisting aerospace and defense firms on environmental matters is a particular area of focus. We have represented aerospace and defense clients on matters involving environmental remediation, cost recovery litigation, hazardous waste regulatory issues, underground storage tanks, regulatory standard setting, water rights and stormwater regulatory issues. Our team is also experienced at advising clients on industry-specific ADA issues,...
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Agribusiness
As home to the largest and most dynamic agricultural industry in the United States, California occupies a central position in the global agricultural economy. Downey Brand provides a full spectrum of legal services to those in the production, processing, and distribution of food and agricultural products, to the associations and agencies that represent them, as...
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Construction
We help our clients devise practical solutions to problems that may arise during the earliest phases of project conception and design, through contract drafting, bidding procedures and protests, and dispute management during design and construction. Where disputes cannot be avoided, our group has extensive experience with litigating virtually every category and subcategory of construction disputes....
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Energy & Utilities
Downey Brand’s attorneys have a wealth of experience representing clients in all aspects of energy development: renewable and conventional generation; transmission; energy storage; and procurement. In the renewable energy sector, our law firm has experience advising the owners, developers, and purchasers of solar thermal, small- and utility-scale solar photovoltaic, wind, geothermal, biomass, and hydroelectric resources....
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Our energy attorneys routinely represent clients before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the California Energy Commission (CEC), the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), the Office of Energy Infrastructure Safety (OEIS), and the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Our expertise extends from conventional gas-fired generation and petroleum pipelines and terminals to all types of renewable...
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Energy Project Development
Our attorneys have broad experience representing clients who operate conventional and renewable generating plants and who participate in the energy market. We counsel clients on generation facility siting, project finance, environmental permitting and litigation defense, greenhouse gas and other pollutant credits and trading, power purchase agreements, interconnection, and electric transmission. We have also represented a...
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Public Utility Regulation
Our team works diligently with clients to navigate matters overseen by the CPUC, the CEC, the CAISO, and the Office of Energy Infrastructure and Safety.
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Infrastructure
Our California-based infrastructure lawyers deliver the proven skill and honed experience vital to navigate a broad range of legal issues encountered in infrastructure development
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Our Work
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East Bay Regional Park District
This action marks one of many major steps in transferring the Concord Naval Weapons Station (CNWS) from the U.S. Navy to the City of Concord (Concord) and East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) for economic development and regional park uses under the federal Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process. BRAC is the federal process undertaken...
[2] =>
Monterey Coastkeeper vs. MCWRA Litigation
The suit alleged the Agency had failed to control pollution while exercising its flood and drainage control responsibilities.  The Sixth District Court of Appeal ruled in favor of the Agency, finding most importantly that Monterey Coastkeeper had failed to first make its case before the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, one of the...
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Sutter-Butte Flood Control Agency
When the Firm was hired, SBFCA was a fledgling agency struggling with a languishing 10-year Federal study process, borrowed financial resources, and no on-the-ground levee improvements. For more than a decade, Downey Brand has been honored to be a partner in the agency’s considerable successes. Downey Brand attorneys Scott Shapiro and Andrea Clark have been...
[4] =>
Cadiz Valley Water Litigation
On the eve of a statewide drought, Cadiz and the Santa Margarita Water District (SMWD) formed a public/private partnership and proposed the Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project, an ambitious plan to pump 50,000 acre feet of native groundwater annually from the Fenner Valley Aquifer System in the Mojave Desert over 50 years...
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D.C. Circuit Upholds FERC’s Approval of Adelphia Pipeline Acquisition Under NEPA
Environmental, Energy & Climate Change Law and Regulation Reporter, Volume 2, Number 11
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Thomas Law Group to Merge with Downey Brand
Merger Compliments Strategic Expansion of Natural Resources Department in Sacramento and San Francisco
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August 18, 2022
40 Downey Brand Attorneys Honored as The Best Lawyers in America® and Ones to Watch 2023
Three selected as 2023 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year”
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Bankruptcy 101: An In-Depth Exploration of the Basics, Types and Limits of Bankruptcy
Speaker, Sacramento Legal Secretaries Association General Membership Dinner Meeting
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November 4-5, 2022
2022 Water Law Institute
Program Committee and Moderator, The Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law's 2022 Water Law Institute
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October 19, 2022
Engineering with Nature: Role of Nature-Based Solutions in Flood Protection
Moderator, California Central Valley Flood Control Association's 2022 Flood Forum
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October 6, 2022
Homelessness & Flood Risk Reduction Systems
Speaker, National Association of Flood & Stormwater Management Agencies- Live Webinar
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October 6, 2022
Dust to Dust: An Overview of Real Property Issues for T&E Lawyers
Presenter, Continuing Education of the Bar Virtual Event
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Offices
As the leading law firm in Sacramento and one of the largest law firms advancing client interests throughout Northern California and Northern Nevada, Downey Brand has offices that make it easy for lawyers to be on the ground with our clients.
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Sacramento
621 Capitol Mall | 18th Floor Sacramento, CA 95814
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San Francisco
455 Market Street | Suite 1500 San Francisco, CA 94105
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Stockton
3425 Brookside Road | Suite A Stockton, CA 95219
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Careers
Downey Brand is perfectly suited for leading lawyers who want to build and continue their careers with passion, commitment, authority and energy.
[1] =>
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...
[2] =>
Summer Program FAQ’s
Q. How and when should I apply for a Summer Associate position? A. The firm participates in fall On-Campus Interviews (OCI) at a number of law schools and in a select few job fairs each year. Students attending schools we visit or which are participating in the job fairs we are attending should apply through...
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Current Openings
Work at Sacramento’s preeminent full-service law firm, Downey Brand LLP.  We offer a congenial work environment and a competitive compensation and benefits package. Please direct all staff applications to Cindy Snook, Human Resources Director. Links to web applications for each position are provided within each job posting below.  Applications submitted without all of the required documentation will not...
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About Us
About Us
Clients turn to Downey Brand for efficient and practical legal advice. We have built a reputation on understanding the industries and businesses of our clients and tailoring our legal services to support the challenges and opportunities each of them faces, all with the singular focus of helping them achieve the results that matter most to...
[1] =>
About Us
Accessibility
Offices All of our offices are ADA compliant, including parking, elevators, meeting areas, and restrooms.  If you are visiting one of our offices and require handicapped parking, here is office-by-office information: Sacramento: As you drive into the parking garage, turn right at the top of ramp on the first level you come to, which is...
[2] =>
About Us
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Downey Brand is committed to fostering and maintaining a strong culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. To that end, the firm works hard to attract, retain, and promote individuals of differing races, religions, ethnicities, genders and gender identities, family structures, sexual orientations, and backgrounds. The firm encourages and supports its attorneys’ memberships and participation in...
[3] =>
About Us
History
Combining a storied history with some big leaps of growth, Downey Brand has transformed itself into Sacramento’s preeminent law firm and reached down the Central Valley and into San Francisco to advance our clients’ interests. The firm traces its roots back to 1926 when three notable Sacramento attorneys, Stephen Downey, Clyde Brand and Harry Seymour,...
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About Us
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