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Andrea Bear Field

Andrea Bear Field

Hunton & Williams

Washington, DC, USA


Andrea Bear Field is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Hunton & Williams LLP.  She has been actively involved in the practice of environmental law for 40 years, and she served as the managing partner of Hunton’s D.C. office between 2000 and 2014. 

Andrea is best known for her representation of clients in rulemakings and litigation arising under the Clean Air Act (CAA), in federal and state enforcement actions, and in a full range of CAA permitting matters.  Most notably, for the past four decades, Andrea has served as lead counsel for industry in precedential environmental law cases in which the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and other appellate circuits have ruled on the legality of Environmental Protection Agency programs to establish federal permitting programs for new and existing sources, to govern the interstate transport of pollution, to set national ambient air quality standards, and to assess penalties against those found to be violating federal regulatory requirements.   

Andrea’s work has garnered her numerous awards and professional recognition.  She was the first woman elected to chair the American Bar Association’s Environment, Energy and Resources Section (1989-1990), and she is a member of the American College of Environmental Lawyers.  Andrea has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Environmental Law since 1989; has been listed in Chamber USA since 2003; has since 2004 made the list of “Top Lawyers” by Washingtonian magazine for her work in environmental law. 

Andrea earned her B.A., magna cum laude, from Yale University in 1971 (the first year women earned undergraduate degrees from Yale College); and she earned her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1974.  Andrea is currently a member of the Virginia State Bar and D.C. Bar. 

Andrea Bear Field, Hunton & Williams LLP, 2200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037.  Phone:  (202) 955-1558.  Email: afield@hunton.com

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