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Nessa Horewitch Coppinger, Principal—Environmental Litigation;
Anthony Papetti, Associate—Environmental
Nessa Horewitch Coppinger is a principal in Beveridge & Diamond’s Washington, DC, office. She joined B&D in 2003 after receiving her J.D. from the University of Virginia. Nessa is a member of the firm’s Management Committee. She chaired B&D’s Associates and Diversity & Inclusion Committees for several years and has a strong commitment to associate development and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession. She led B&D’s efforts to become a Mansfield Certified Plus firm and was a fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity in 2019. Nessa maintains an active pro bono practice, with particular focus on civil rights and immigration issues.
Anthony Papetti is a sixth-year associate in B&D’s New York City office. Before joining B&D, he received his J.D. from Pace University School of Law, served as a judicial intern for Judge Patty Shwartz in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, clerked for the EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, and served as an environmental advisor to the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations. He maintains an active pro bono practice assisting immigrants in obtaining asylum status. He also sits on the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.