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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.
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,...
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...
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....
Healthcare has long been a staple sector in the Sacramento region, and Downey Brand healthcare attorneys have historically provided a broad spectrum of legal services to businesses and individuals who operate in this arena. Our healthcare attorneys regularly assist clients with developing and executing their business transactions, assessing data privacy and security risks, providing reimbursement...
California is poised for an unprecedented era of infrastructure development with billions of dollars of investment flowing into the state. Maximizing public and private infrastructure ventures and partnerships, and negotiating and executing complex projects require an interdisciplinary legal team that knows the Golden State’s legal and regulatory terrain, inside and out. Downey Brand’s infrastructure team...
Subject matter expertise is critical to Downey Brand clients.
We are known throughout California as a leading environmental and natural resources law firm with extensive experience in regulatory compliance and litigation.
We are the largest litigation law firm in Sacramento. Our trial and appellate lawyers advocate for clients in courts throughout California and Nevada.
We are a business law firm in California that provides a full range of specialized legal services from corporate and real estate to M&A and bankruptcy.
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.
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...
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...
DIII Properties, LLC is a Rio Vista business owned by Duncan McCormack III, whose family has been ranching in Solano County for over 100 years. In 2011, DIII entered into an easement agreement with multinational energy giant EDF Renewable Energy Inc. to permit the installation of three high-voltage electrical collection lines in an approximate 30-foot...
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...
Food and Agriculture Law
California Water Law & Policy Reporter, Volume 31, Number 11
Proposition 65: Trends and Highlights in August 2021
Guest Blogger, Specialty Food Association
Proposition 65: Trends and Highlights in July 2021
Environmental, Energy & Climate Change Law and Regulation Reporter, Volume 1, Number 10
Two selected as 2022 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year”
In the News
Sacramento Business Journal
Wine Business Daily News
Wine Industry Advisor
Speaking Engagements / Events
Panelist, 30th Annual Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite
Prop. 65 Clearinghouse Annual Conference
Webinar Hosted by Downey Brand and CAPTRUST
"Trust Me!" Podcast
Floodplain Management Association's Annual Conference
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.
621 Capitol Mall | 18th Floor Sacramento, CA 95814
455 Market Street | Suite 1500 San Francisco, CA 94105
3425 Brookside Road | Suite A Stockton, CA 95219
201 W. Liberty Street | Suite 203 Reno, NV 89501
Downey Brand is perfectly suited for leading lawyers who want to build and continue their careers with passion, commitment, authority and energy.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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, over to Nevada 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...