Managing Partner, Downey Brand LLP 

Scott Shapiro is highly regarded for his expertise in flood protection improvement projects throughout California’s Central Valley and the West, as well as his successful track record on issues of water rights and water supplies. He joined Downey Brand in 1994 and became Partner in 2001. In 2021, Sacramento Magazine named Scott one of 100 Notable Business Leaders. Scott is also the Immediate Past Chair of Valley Vision, a civic leadership organization dedicated to improving the livability of the Sacramento region. 

Downey Brand’s number of female partners, female associates, and female attorneys overall each rank above the national average for law firms. Female partners also lead two of the firm’s three practice groups, serve on the firm’s executive committee, and hold other key management positions such as hiring partner, mentoring partner, and marketing partner. The firm also supports pipeline programs for diverse future lawyers and is a founding member of the Sacramento County Bar Association’s Diversity Fellowship Program. 

Joined LCLD 2022 

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2022: Hina Gupta

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected: 
2022: Tyler Horn

Leadership Summit (2022)

Member: Scott Shapiro

Diversity Professional: Cassandra Ferrannini

Communications: Merry Iseley