Lisa DeMarco

Board Member

Bigtime lawyer with life experiences that would fill a book too heavy to lift, but too compelling to put down.

Lisa DeMarco is a senior partner at DeMarco Allan LLP, Canada’s only climate change and clean energy boutique law firm. She has over twenty years’ experience in law, regulation, policy, and advocacy relating to energy and climate change. In addition to that, Lisa represents several governments and leading energy companies in a wide variety of energy matters before various regulatory agencies, including the Ontario Energy Board and the National Energy Board.

From her perhaps unlikely beginnings as a junior ranger for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources building outhouses and performing moose autopsies, Lisa has risen to become one of the world’s leading climate change lawyers according to Chambers Global. She’s also ranked and repeatedly recommended by L’Expert, Expert Guide, International Who’s Who, and Chambers Canada as a leading energy and environment lawyer.

She’s been an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, and continues to find the time to serve as a guest lecturer and regular presenter at a number of law schools. She also regularly attends and advises on related United Nations negotiations, and has ensured the Paris Agreement is fully operationalized within her crosshairs. It seems the only thing she hasn’t yet achieved is qualifying for the Boston marathon, emphasis on the “yet”.

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