Downey Brand Promotes Three Senior Associates to Counsel

December 31, 2020

Downey Brand is pleased to announce that Kristin N. Capritto, J. Patrick Doust, and David M. Fox have all been promoted to Counsel, effective January 1, 2021.

Kristin Capritto draws on nearly two decades of education and experience to guide families and individuals toward their wealth transfer and succession planning goals. Further, she regularly advises clients in connection with entity formation and management, real estate transactions, as well as the local, state, federal, and international tax consequences of their objectives. Kristin is a trained mediator and negotiator, and holds a M.A. in Conflict Resolution from Brandeis University. She earned her J.D. in 2014 from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from California State University, Chico in 2003.

Patrick Doust has extensive trial experience in matters involving elder abuse, trusts and estates, real estate, as well as general commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense. His aggressive litigation style in high-value and oftentimes emotionally charged cases is a tremendous asset to the firm and its clients. Prior to joining Downey Brand, Patrick practiced for six years at a prominent firm in Los Angeles, where he represented individuals as well as large, multinational companies in a variety of disputes. Patrick earned his J.D. from University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2011. He earned a B.A. in Economics from University of California, Los Angeles in 2007.

David Fox is an experienced litigator who focuses on a wide range of complex business and commercial disputes. David’s impressive litigation experience spans breach of contract actions, shareholder disputes, employment claims, intellectual property disputes, and business torts. His unique style of litigation blends sharp advocacy with creative thinking. David supports his clients through trial and appeal in state and federal courts, as well as before arbitration panels on both the west and east coasts. David earned his J.D. from Boston College Law School in 2010 and a B.A., cum laude, from DePauw University in 2005.