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Marisa Ann Martin Lewandowski

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Marisa Martin is an associate in the firm’s North America Climate Change and Environmental Markets Practice. Based in Chicago, she advises multinational companies on federal and state climate change law and policy initiatives in the US and internationally and helps clients create carbon strategies.

Practice Focus

Ms. Martin advises clients on carbon transactions and domestic and international carbon regulation with a focus on California climate policy. She helps companies develop carbon strategies and advises clients on various carbon transactions in the voluntary and compliance carbon markets.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised clients with various aspects of the California cap-and-trade program, including assisting with submissions to the California Air Resources Board.
  • Advised project developers, offtakers and financial institutions regarding the participation in the California carbon market, including conversion of CRTs to CCOs and invalidation risk.
  • Prepared template and bespoke Emission Reduction Purchase Agreements for project developers developing ozone depleting substances destruction projects, forestry projects and digester projects and other parties participating in the California carbon market.
  • Represented a major transportation company on federal and state climate initiatives in the US.
  • Advised a state government and an electricity generator on state and federal carbon capture and storage legislation and carbon market opportunities.
  • Represented financial institutions and other market intermediaries on carbon transactions in the secondary carbon market.
  • Counseled a variety of clients on the implications of US federal and state carbon policy.

Professional Honors

  • Named an “Associate to Watch” in Climate Change, Chambers USA, 2010-2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association - Member
  • American Bar Association - Vice-Chair for Climate Change, Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Ecosystem Committee
  • California State Bar Association - Member


  • Illinois~United States (2007)
  • California~United States (2004)


  • L'Institut Universitaire de Hautes Études Internationales (Certificate International Relations) (2006)
  • University of Michigan Law School (J.D.) (2003)
  • University of Michigan (Master of Science) (2003)
  • Northwestern University (B.A. magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) (1999)


  • English


Contributor, Environment, Energy, and Resources Law: The Year in Review, 2013