Senior Partner, DeMarco Allan LLP
Lisa DeMarco is a lawyer with over two decades of experience in law, regulation, policy and advocacy relating to energy and climate change. She represents several governments and leading energy clients in a wide variety of natural gas, electricity, pipeline, and energy storage matters before various regulatory tribunals, including the Ontario Energy Board and the National Energy Board. She has been an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and lectures regularly. Ms. DeMarco also assists leading Canadian energy companies on domestic and overseas power project development, renewable power projects, alternative fuel projects, cleantech development and finance, energy storage, carbon capture and storage, corporate social responsibility, environmental disclosure, clean energy finance, and sustainable business strategy. She is ranked by Chamber’s Global as one of the world’s leading climate change lawyers and regularly attends and advises on United Nations Climate negotiations. She is ranked and repeatedly recommended by Lexpert, Expert Guide, International Who’s Who, and Chambers Canada as a leading energy (oil and gas) and environment lawyer.
Ms. DeMarco has advised multilateral development banks and energy companies on deals and projects in India, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ireland, Africa, Mexico, China, Russia, California, Alberta, Ontario, British Columbia, and Quebec. She plays an ongoing and active role in the development and drafting of energy and greenhouse gas emissions policy, regulation, and law throughout Canada, and in various countries around the world. She was appointed to the Premier of Ontario’s now completed Climate Change Advisory Panel, Ontario’s Clean Energy Task Force, and Climate Action Group. Ms. DeMarco is a member of the Board of Directors of Ontario Power Generation, the Advanced Energy Centre, and a former member of the Toronto Atmospheric Fund Investment Committee. She is currently on the editorial board of the Carbon and Climate Law Review. She is a graduate of the Western University (BSc. Hon. 1990), the University of Toronto (MSc. 1992), Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (LLB 1995) and the Vermont Law School (MSEL, summa cum laude 1995). She is called to the bar in Ontario and England.