B&D Welcomes Three New Attorneys to our East Coast Offices

Beveridge & Diamond recently welcomed Leigh Barton (Washington, DC), Jessica Maloney (New York), and Jack Zietman (Washington, DC) as Associates. 

Leigh supports clients in a diverse mix of environmental litigation and regulatory matters nationwide across industrial sectors. Her experience includes work on land use and solid waste litigation, permit compliance, CERCLA allocation, and utility ratemakings. Prior to joining B&D, Leigh attended the Georgetown University Law Center, where she served as Managing Editor of the Georgetown Environmental Law Review, Treasurer of the Environmental Law Society, and Political Chair of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association.

Jessica defends clients in toxic tort and product liability litigation, including class and mass actions. She also handles litigation relating to site remediation and groundwater contamination and counsels clients on projects implicating federal species protection law. She co-leads the Toxic Torts and Mass Torts section of the firm’s Litigation practice group. Prior to law school, Jessica traveled to Panama, Vietnam, China, and the Pacific Ocean’s North Pacific Subtropical Gyre to study coastal zone management, international water resource conflicts, and marine micro-plastics. 

Jack's experience includes counseling clients regarding the registration, labeling, and distribution of antimicrobial disinfectants and devices, as well as regulatory counsel for other products regulated under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), and the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). He also represents clients in complex civil and criminal environmental litigation, helps clients to develop and establish carbon offset programs, and is familiar with the evolving U.S. regulations of industrial hemp and cannabis and organic agriculture. Before law school, Jack worked as a political campaign media consultant in Washington, DC, as a farmer in Connecticut, and as a high school history and English teacher in Massachusetts.