Judge Griggsby was previously Judge of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims from 2014 to June 2021, when she was confirmed to U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.
As an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Griggsby stood up to polluters and a federal contractor accused of defrauding the U.S. government.
Gribbsby represented the United States in a case against Toyota for Clean Air Act violations involving over two million cars sold by the company between 1996 and 1998. Griggsby helped secure a settlement that required Toyota to spend $20 million on a project to make cleaner vehicles, improve emission control compliance, and pay a $500,000 civil penalty.
Griggsby represented the United States in a case against two of Washington D.C.’s largest property managers for failing to disclose lead-based paint hazards in their buildings. Griggsby helped secure an agreement that required the landlords to fix roughly $500,000 worth of lead-based paint hazards in their units, pay civil fines, and pledge $10,000 towards community-based projects to lessen childhood lead-poisoning in Washington D.C.
Griggsby has worked on a range of issues on Capitol Hill.
From 2004 to 2005 Griggsby was Counsel for the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics.
From 2006 to 2008, Griggsby was privacy counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
From 2008 to 2014, Griggsby was chief counsel for privacy and information policy for the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.