Professional Biography
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Andrea Driggs Associate

  • Phoenix

    D +1.602.351.8328

    F +1.602.648.7000

    Phoenix

    2901 N. Central Avenue, Suite 2000

    Phoenix, AZ

    +1.602.351.8328

    ADriggs@perkinscoie.com

  • Los Angeles

    D +1.310.788.3209

    F +1.310.788.3399

    Los Angeles

    1888 Century Park East, Suite 1700

    Los Angeles, CA

    +1.310.788.3209

    ADriggs@perkinscoie.com

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OVERVIEW

Andrea Driggs represents industrial, commercial and municipal clients on environmental litigation and regulatory matters, focusing on groundwater contamination, complex infrastructure siting and contaminated site remediation. Her clients range from municipal entities in Phoenix to companies in the mining and manufacturing industries.

Andrea also maintains an active pro bono practice. She recently participated in drafting the response to the defendants’ appeal of a district court order certifying an injunction class of affected children in Arizona’s foster care system in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Earning her J.D. from the UCLA School of Law, Andrea served as managing editor of the Environmental Law Review and graduated Order of the Coif. She earned her B.S. degree in biology, summa cum laude, from Arizona State University, and her Honors College thesis was on the biogeochemistry of nitrogen. She also holds a master’s degree in environmental epidemiology and policy from the University of London, which she attended as a Marshall Scholar.

Andrea lived for three years each in São Paulo and Shanghai and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and proficient in Mandarin.

Professional Leadership

  • Arizona Center for Disability Law, Board Member

Related Employment

  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates, 2002 - 2006

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

RELATED INFORMATION

Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Arizona

  • California

  • U.S. Supreme Court

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona

Education

  • UCLA School of Law, J.D.,
    Order of the Coif
    , 2002,
    Managing Editor, Environmental Law Review
  • The University of London, M.Sc., Environmental Epidemiology and Policy, 1998
  • Arizona State University, B.S.,
    summa cum laude, with honors
    , 1997

Languages

  • Spanish

  • Portuguese