Professional Biography
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Andrea Driggs Associate

  • Phoenix

    D +1.602.351.8328

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    Phoenix

    2901 N. Central Avenue, Suite 2000

    Phoenix, AZ 85012-2788

    +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 90067-1721

    +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 mining, groundwater contamination, complex infrastructure siting, and contaminated site remediation. Andrea advises clients ranging from municipal entities to private companies in the mining and manufacturing industries on the Clean Water Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). She also has experience advising on water rights issues and helping with the environmental due diligence associated with acquisitions and other land use matters. Andrea is licensed to practice in Nevada, California, and Arizona.

Experienced across multiple jurisdictions, Andrea’s environmental litigation practice includes advising on CERCLA matters and permit challenges. She is additionally skilled in alternative dispute resolution, including mediations and arbitrations.

As part of her pro bono practice, Andrea recently participated in briefing various matters for an injunction class of affected children in Arizona’s foster care system in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She also is on the board of directors for the Arizona Center for Disability Law.

Andrea holds a master’s degree in environmental epidemiology and policy from the University of London, which she completed as a Marshall Scholar. There, she focused her master’s project on air pollution. Before attending law school, she also worked as an epidemiologist for Los Angeles County. She has a bachelor’s degree in biology, and her Honors College thesis was on the biogeochemistry of nitrogen. 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, Secretary for the Board of Directors and Board Member

Related Employment

  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates, 2002 - 2006
  • Judicial Extern for the Hopi Court of Appeals, Keams Canyon, AZ, Judicial Extern, 2001 - 2002 
  • Los Angeles County, Epidemiologist, 1999

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Bar and Court Admissions

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Nevada
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada

Education

  • UCLA School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif, 2002, Managing Editor, Journal of Environmental Law and Policy
  • 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