Davina is the co-chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Group at Hanson Bridgett. She is an experienced trial attorney who has practiced environmental and criminal law for over twenty-five years, handling complex matters in federal and state court. Davina focuses on the defense of environmental enforcement actions and prosecutions, environmental litigation against the government and between companies, allocation of environmental costs, and internal investigations. Davina also handles cases before arbitrators, administrative judges, regulatory agencies, and mediators.
Davina is a former EPA enforcement attorney and environmental prosecutor, offering clients an understanding of governmental priorities, procedures, and tactics. As a Senior Assistant DA with the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, Davina investigated and prosecuted environmental and white-collar cases involving the illegal disposal of hazardous waste, water pollution, false statements and reports, and obstruction of justice. As an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of California, Davina investigated and prosecuted environmental cases under the Lacey Act, Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, and other federal environmental laws. Davina also prosecuted and tried cases involving bribery, false statements, fraud, identity theft, and use of the internet for criminal purposes. Davina began her legal career at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the Office of Enforcement (now OECA), filing enforcement actions under TSCA, FIFRA, and EPCRA, and developing nationwide enforcement policies and priorities.