Chambers USA 2023 Recognizes Downey Brand Attorneys and its Energy and Environmental Practice Groups

June 8, 2023

Downey Brand is pleased to announce that five attorneys and two of its practice areas—Environmental and Energy—have been honored by Chambers & Partners in its 2023 Chambers USA guide of top law firms and attorneys.

Partners Brian Cragg, Michael Day, and Jed Gibson, were each recognized for their excellence in energy law. Megan Somogyi was also recognized as an “Up and Coming” attorney in the energy law practice area. Michael Day, known as one of the most experienced attorneys in the Public Utility sector, was lauded by one client as “an expert in the field.” Meghan Somogyi, who specializes in the California Public Utilities Commission and California-regulated utilities, “does a great job for her clients,” according to one review.

Downey Brand’s environmental practice was also honored in the yearly rankings. One client praised the firm’s environmental practice, saying, “Downey Brand has a robust practice of strong specialists. They occupy an important space for public clients such as municipalities and agencies.” Another environmental client said, “I have a very high opinion of Downey Brand. They are very well respected in California.”

Additionally, Outside Counsel Jay-Allen Eisen was once again honored for his exemplary work in Appellate Litigation. Jay-Allen is regarded as one of California’s top appellate attorneys and has been counsel in more than 300 appeals and appellate writs to date.

Chambers USA is a nationally-recognized legal directory that ranks top lawyers and law firms throughout the country. Law firms and lawyers are meticulously researched over several months by their team of over 40 specialist researchers, who scrutinize attorneys and practice groups for their technical legal ability, commerciality, and client service. Downey Brand’s rankings are available here.