Beveridge & Diamond
 
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Andrew C. Silton

Associate


1350 I Street, N.W.
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005-3311
Washington

Practices
Practices
Education
Education
  • University of Virginia (B.A., with distinction, Biology and History, 2008; Phi Beta Kappa, Echols Scholar)
  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., magna cum laude, 2011; Order of the Coif)
Bar Admissions & Memberships
Bar Admissions & Memberships
  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Andrew ("Drew") Silton's practice encompasses a range of environmental matters that include regulatory counseling, defense of enforcement actions, and complex litigation. He counsels clients across a variety of industries. Drew's experience includes:1

  • Defending clients in citizen suits and administrative permitting challenges through hearing and trial.
  • Collaborating with in-house and outside technical experts to develop defenses in administrative and civil enforcement proceedings.
  • Representing clients in responding to and resolving state and federal enforcement actions on novel issues.
  • Briefing administrative proceedings before state and federal hearing boards and agencies.
  • Counseling clients on a variety of compliance issues arising under the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, Plant Protection Act, and similar state statutes.
  • Representing clients in multiple aspects of the cost recovery and cleanup processes under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), including negotiation of settlements addressing work and response costs.
  • Bringing arbitrations to obtain compensation from competitors who have relied on clients’ pesticide data to obtain registrations.
  • Briefing successful state supreme court appeal in toxic tort litigation alleging agricultural operations constituted a nuisance.

Drew also assists with the maintenance of the firm’s AgTech Resource Center. Prior to joining Beveridge & Diamond, he was an associate at an environmental and energy law firm in Pennsylvania.

Immediately after graduating from Georgetown University Law Center, Drew served as a special law clerk at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Philadelphia, where he prepared cost recovery and enforcement actions under CERCLA and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, and provided analysis and advice on procedural issues unique to CERCLA cost recovery actions. Prior to graduating from law school, he also served as a student intern at EPA in Washington, DC, where he provided research and analysis relating to administrative and international law issues affecting the agency's programs.

During law school, Drew also worked on legal and policy issues surrounding adaption to climate change. Drew served as a research assistant at Georgetown State-Federal Climate Resource Center, where he researched the status of policies designed to adapt infrastructure to climate change.

Drew also served as a student policy analyst at the Harrison Institute for Public Law's Policy Clinic, where he assessed local governments’ authority to employ land use regulations to address climate change impacts.

1 Experience listed here includes work done at prior law firms.