Introducing our 2021 Summer Associates

May 24, 2021

Downey Brand is pleased to welcome our 2021 Summer Associates to the firm. This year we kick off our summer program in person with eight brilliant law students representing four different law schools. The summers will have ten full weeks of collaborating, exploring, developing, learning, and building relationships. And they will get the opportunity to work on a variety of challenging and interesting projects, all while getting to know our wonderful staff and attorneys both inside and outside of the firm. We are looking forward to a terrific summer with this group!

2021 Summer Associates

Farah Amajd was our 1L Fellow during last year’s abbreviated summer program. She attends U.C. Davis School of Law, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in History & African American Studies from Princeton University. Before her summer at Downey Brand, Farah was a Legal Counselor at U.C. Davis Workers’ Rights Clinic and, before law school, she was a Fact-Checker and Editorial Intern in New York. Farah has studied abroad in Italy, Poland, and Greece. Among her interests are British television, cultural history, and Scandinavian Noir (crime fiction usually written from a police point of view and set in Scandinavia or the like).

Nirav Bhardwaj just completed his first year at U.C. Davis School of Law. He is this year’s 1L Fellow, participating in our summer program by way of the Sacramento County Bar Association Diversity Fellowship Program. He earned his first Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from U.C. Irvine, and subsequently worked in Player Development and Baseball Operations for the Los Angeles Angels. He went on to earn Bachelor of Arts (Islamic Law and Theology) and Master of Arts (Islamic Text Studies, Islamic Law) degrees from Zaytuna College in Berkeley, while also developing and operating a business manufacturing and selling home and kitchen products. In his spare time, Nirav enjoys backpacking, hiking, and RVing.

Shantanique (“Shanti”) Brantley attends Chicago-Kent School of Law. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Michigan. She was an Employment Law Group Intern at FedEx Ground last summer, and was a Family Law Clinical Intern prior to that. Between undergrad and law school, Shanti gained advertising and marketing experience working for Yelp and Door Dash as an Account Executive. Shanti enjoys traveling, hiking, and sports, and is conversational in American Sign Language.

Taylor Davies transferred to U.C. Davis School of Law after spending her 1L year at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with a Minor in History, from Boston College. Taylor spent last summer working as an Intern at the Colusa County District Attorney’s office, and additionally has experience working in communications and banking. Throughout undergrad, she also devoted significant time to being a volunteer mentor to elementary school-aged girls, as well as fundraising for the organization which is dedicated to empowering young girls to become future leaders.

Bradley Emmerson attends Pepperdine University School of Law. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He also has prior experience working in Technical Support for a hardware manufacturer and online retailer specializing in docking stations and storage solutions. Bradley enjoys snow sports, motorcycles, and tabletop games, and has worked as a volunteer for a German Shepherd rescue.

Krystan Miller-Caballero attends U.C. Davis School of law. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychological and Brain Sciences from U.C. Santa Barbara and spent her 1L summer working as a Judicial Extern for Judge Emily Vasquez at the Sacramento Superior Court. She also gained significant experience planning and executing large student and community events at UCSB, and spent a summer during college working as an intern in the Juvenile Division of the Sacramento District Attorney’s Office. Krystan counts among her interests indoor volleyball, tennis, Disney Pin-Collecting, and training for a 10K.

Lauren Murvihill attends U.C. Davis School of Law. She also completed her undergrad studies at U.C. Davis, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Political Science. She spent her 1L summer as a law clerk at Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel in San Jose, and worked as an Environmental Justice Intern at the California Environmental Protection Agency the year before. Additional legal experience includes work as an Undergraduate Intern for the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office. Lauren enjoys baking, as well as collecting and listening to vinyl records.

Anthony Salaber attends Pacific McGeorge School of Law. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economic Development from U.C. Berkeley. He is a Research Fellow at the California Constitution Center, and previously spent five years working as a construction inspector. Anthony was also a major league rugby athlete, playing for the San Diego Legion, and has coached rugby at California State University, Sacramento.