Marisa Martin Lewandowski

Marisa Martin

Associate
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Marisa Martin is a senior associate in the Firm’s North America Climate Change and Environmental Markets Practice.

Practice Focus

Marisa advises clients on a variety of environmental law matters, including climate change law and policy and corporate social responsibility. Marisa also has extensive experience in advising clients on carbon transactions and domestic and international carbon policy and regulation with a focus on California climate policy and forestry matters.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised clients on eligibility of voluntary carbon credits generated from forestry projects under the Paris Agreement.

  • Advised clients on various aspects of California climate and renewable law and policies.

  • Advised client on equity investment in improved forestry management project in Latin America.

  • Advised project investors on California solar projects.

  • Advised state governments on United Nations climate change negotiations (i.e., Paris Agreement work program).

  • Advised industrial manufacturing clients on Clean Air Act-related issues, including emission offsets, stationary source permitting, permit modifications and coordination with the relevant air agencies.

  • Advised clients with various aspects of the California cap-and-trade program, including assisting with submissions to the California Air Resources Board.

  • Advised lenders, project sponsors on various wind transactions in Northeast United States.

  • Advised project developers, offtakers and financial institutions regarding the participation in the California carbon market.

  • Prepared template and bespoke Emission Reduction Purchase Agreements for project developers developing ozone depleting.


Professional Honors

  • Recognized “Associate to Watch” in Climate Change, Chambers USA, 2010-2012, 2018
  • Ranked Emerging Lawyer in Environmental Law, Leading Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

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

Admissions

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

Education

  • 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)

Languages

  • English