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James J. Dragna

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Jim Dragna is a partner in the environmental practice at Morgan Lewis. Jim represents energy, aerospace, and manufacturing clients in environmental matters nationwide, including air, water, and wastewater enforcement and litigation. He represents clients in multi-party, multi-claim litigation following environmental crises, infrastructure litigation, hazardous waste proceedings, and municipalities in water treatment, collection, and discharge infrastructure matters. Jim serves as group or common counsel to several multiparty Superfund groups. He also is special counsel for several major municipalities in wastewater litigation and permitting issues. For more information, view his bio at


Prior to entering private practice, Jim served as senior trial counsel at the US Department of Justice, Environmental Enforcement Section in Washington, DC, where he managed the EPA’s environmental enforcement litigation in Regions IX and X.


Loyola Law School, J.D., 1979; University of California, Irvine, B.A., 1976, Cum Laude

United States: Industry focus

Environment: litigation

Within: Leading lawyers

James Dragna - Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Within: Environment: litigation

‘Shrewd, responsive and exceedingly well prepared’, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP handles high-stakes complex matters involving environmental litigation, crisis management, mass tort, multiparty hazardous waste proceedings and compliance issues. It is representing key client Anadarko Petroleum in three lawsuits seeking damages and other relief for the alleged climate change impacts of oil and gas exploration and development; respected Los Angeles-based practice head James Dragna leads the case. In Pittsburgh, John Gisleson is recommended. David Schrader in Los Angeles, deputy practice leader John McGahren in Princeton, and Thomas Lotterman and Duke McCall in Washington DC, are other names to note. Camarin Madigan moved to Perkins Coie LLP in February 2019.

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Environment: regulatory

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