Lisa DeMarco is a senior partner at DeMarco Allan LLP 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 companies in a wide variety of natural gas, electricity, pipeline, and energy storage matters before various regulatory agencies, including the Ontario Energy Board and the National Energy Board. Ms. DeMarco also assists leading Canadian energy companies and Indigenous business organisations 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 has been an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, is a guest lecturer at a number of law schools, and presents regularly.
Ms. DeMarco is ranked by Chambers Global as one of the world’s leading climate change lawyers and regularly attends and advises on related United Nations negotiations. She is ranked and repeatedly recommended by Lexpert, Expert Guide, International Who’s Who, and Chambers Canada as a leading energy (oil, gas and electricity) and environment lawyer.
Ms. DeMarco is a member of the Board of Directors of the Advanced Energy Centre at MaRS, and Ontario Power Generation. She is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario (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) and is called to the bar in England and Ontario.