Maria Pimienta focuses her practice on environmental and energy law. Her environmental practice includes serving as counsel for states, territories, and private-sector clients in disputes related to contamination and natural resource damages from emerging contaminants.
In addition, Maria maintains a pro bono practice, focusing on issues related to immigration.
Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Maria served as a legal intern at the U.S. Department of Justice in the Civil Rights Division, Immigrant and Employee Rights Section. At Georgetown University Law Center, Maria served as Senior Proofing Editor of the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal and authored an article on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals that was selected for publication. She also participated in Georgetown’s Street Law program by teaching practical law and mock trial skills to students in public and charter high schools in the District of Columbia.