Davina Pujari JD '92

Davina Pujari JD ’92


Davina Pujari JD ’92, a former federal and state prosecutor and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency enforcement attorney, joined WilmerHale as a partner in its San Francisco office. Previously, Pujari was a leader of Hanson Bridgett’s environmental litigation practice. She will be part of WilmerHale’s energy, environment, and natural resources practice, while also working closely with the firm’s litigation team. “I look forward to working with my WilmerHale colleagues to help our clients solve not just the traditional regulatory and enforcement challenges, but emerging ones such as climate change and environmental, social, and governance issues, including environmental justice concerns,” Pujari said. “WilmerHale is really one of the premier firms nationally doing this broad range of work.” Pujari’s practice focuses primarily on defense of civil and criminal environmental enforcement actions and prosecutions, environmental litigation against the government and between companies, and allocation of environmental costs. Following law school, she joined the EPA as an enforcement attorney, working there for three years prosecuting environmental and white-collar cases involving the illegal disposal of hazardous wastes, water pollution, false statements and reports, and obstruction of justice. Pujari moved into private practice with Landels Ripley & Diamond for three years before becoming an assistant U.S. attorney in the Northern District of California in 2000. After that, she was a senior assistant district attorney in the San Francisco District Attorney’s office for four years. Pujari returned to private practice in 2008 as a partner with Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp, where she worked for six years before joining Hanson Bridgett in 2015. 


Joined the San Francisco office of Hanson Bridgett as a partner. Pujari has practiced environmental and criminal law for more than 20 years, handling complex matters in federal and state court. She is also an expert in regulatory and administrative forums, having worked as an enforcement attorney for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C., and represented companies in administrative enforcement and penalty actions. Prior to joining the private sector, Pujari was a senior assistant district attorney in the Special Prosecutions Division of the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office and an assistant U.S. attorney in the Northern District of California. In both offices, she investigated and prosecuted environmental crimes and as well as white-collar crimes such as fraud, bribery, false statements, and obstruction of justice.


Was named a 2014 Northern California Super Lawyer for her work in white-collar criminal defense. Pujari is a partner at Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp.