Downey Brand LLP Welcomes Three New Associates

(SACRAMENTO, CA) Downey Brand is pleased to announce that Tulin Gurer, Shankar Nair, and Kathryn Patterson have joined the firm.

Tulin Gurer
Shankar Nair
Kathryn “Katie” Patterson

Tulin Gurer joined the Corporate Law practice in Downey Brand’s Sacramento office, where she represents private and public companies and nonprofits in domestic and international corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities matters, financing transactions, shareholder relations, and complex business transactions. Gurer earned her B.A. from the University of California at Davis, followed in 2014 by her Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Davis School of Law.

Shankar Nair, a registered patent attorney with a background in software engineering and technology, joined the firm’s Silicon Valley office. His experience includes preparing, drafting and prosecuting patent applications pertaining to computer software, computer hardware, signal processing, e-commerce, business methods, and mechanical devices. Nair earned a B.S. in computer science from Tulane University before earning his Juris Doctor degree in 2012 from Loyola University New Orleans School of law.

Downey Brand welcomed Kathryn “Katie” Patterson to the firm’s Employment Law practice where she represents clients in all aspects of the employment relationship. Katie is an experienced litigator in state and federal court and she works closely with both public and private employers to implement comprehensive policies and best practices to help ensure compliance with state and federal employment laws. Katie earned her Juris Doctor degree, with distinction, from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 2009 and holds a B.A. in history and psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.

About Downey Brand LLP

From offices in Sacramento, San Francisco, Stockton, Silicon Valley, and Reno, Downey Brand is strategically positioned to serve clients in litigation, natural resources, and business matters throughout California, northern Nevada and beyond. Founded over 90 years ago in California’s capital city, Downey Brand is a preeminent full-service law firm with 100 attorneys offering counsel in more than 30 areas of civil practice including water law, food and agriculture, corporate, litigation, business planning, intellectual property, bankruptcy, real estate, employment, construction, trusts and estates and family law. For more information, visit



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