Biography

Drew guides clients through complex regulatory issues and high stakes litigation arising under the nation's clean water laws.

His practice focuses primarily on issues arising under the nation’s water quality laws and spans regulatory counseling, enforcement defense, and litigation. He is currently the Deputy Chair of the firm’s Water Practice Group and represents clients from both the private and public sector in matters arising under the Clean Water Act and state law.

Drew also plays an active role in the firm's pesticide data compensation practice. He has brought multiple arbitrations to obtain compensation from competitors who have relied on clients' pesticide data to obtain registrations.

  • Counseling data center operators on a variety of obligations under the Clean Water Act relating to the discharge of wastewater and storage of petroleum products.
  • Assisting clients with the negotiation and renewal of NPDES permits.
  • Authoring amicus briefs in cases impacting the scope of the Clean Water Act and the regulation of pesticide products.
  • Scoping and executing comprehensive compliance audits.
  • Defending clients in cases of first impression brought under the Clean Water Act.
  • Defending clients in toxic tort litigation.
  • Challenging local ordinances on preemption grounds.
  • Defending clients in state and federal enforcement actions, including the negotiation of consent orders and consent decrees.
  • Representing clients in multiple aspects of the cost recovery and cleanup processes under the nation’s hazardous site cleanup statutes.

Drew also contributes to the firm’s AgTech Resource Center by providing timely updates on the latest developments in biotechnology regulation.

Prior to entering private practice, Drew gained experience working for the government and tackling emerging issues relating to adaptation to climate change. Immediately after graduating from Georgetown University Law Center, Drew served as a special law clerk at the United States 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 (EPCRA).

Education

  • University of Virginia  (B.A., 2008)
    • Biology and History
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Echols Scholar
  • Georgetown University  (J.D., magna cum laude, 2011)
    • Order of the Coif

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court – District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit