Professionals / Nessa Horewitch Coppinger
Nessa Horewitch Coppinger
1350 I Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005-3311
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Nessa Horewitch Coppinger is a Principal in the Washington, D.C. office of Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., with a practice focusing on complex environmental litigation and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Ms. Coppinger has represented states, counties, and corporate clients, including Fortune 100 companies, and has achieved superior results for clients of our Firm in federal and state courts throughout the country.
Ms. Coppinger has extensive experience with complex environmental litigation, including multi-party product liability, toxic tort and class action matters. She has experience litigating federal and state statutory claims, as well as common law tort claims.
Ms. Coppinger oversees the efforts of a team of attorneys and paralegals in defense of numerous products liability and toxic tort cases related to alleged groundwater contamination involving a gasoline additive. Many of the cases are consolidated for pre-trial proceedings in a Multi-District Litigation pending in federal court, while several are in state courts. Ms. Coppinger handles and coordinates key aspects of the defense of these cases.
Ms. Coppinger also represented an oil refiner client in successfully defeating class certification in a proposed statewide class action in federal court against numerous refiners involving alleged damage to boats from certain fuels.
Ms. Coppinger also has considerable experience with NEPA, including issues related to invasive species, water treatment, and water and flood control projects. Ms. Coppinger’s NEPA experience includes advising clients during the NEPA process, as well as NEPA litigation.
Ms. Coppinger received her law degree from the University of Virginia, and her undergraduate degree from Emory University. While attending the University of Virginia, Ms. Coppinger served as Managing Editor and Notes Editor of the Virginia Environmental Law Journal.
Who Rules the Roost? CWA Liability After Md. Ruling, Product Liability Law360, Portfolio Media Group (September 2010)