Lisa DeMarco

Senior Partner, 

Resilient LLP

Lisa DeMarco is a Senior Partner and CEO at Resilient LLP, she is recognized as a Canadian and international expert in climate and energy law. She has over 25 years of experience in law, regulation, policy, and advocacy relating to all aspects of climate change and clean energy.

Lisa also assists leading financial and energy companies and Indigenous business organizations on domestic and overseas renewable power project development, energy storage projects, sustainable and climate finance transactions, carbon capture and storage, climate-related financial disclosure, corporate climate risk, environmental and social governance (ESG), green bonds, and sustainable business strategy. Lisa plays an active role for Fortune 500 companies in corporate ESG, climate change, and transition strategy, target setting and compliance. Lisa also represents several governments and leading energy companies in a wide variety of natural gas, power, pipeline and energy storage matters before the Ontario Energy Board and the National Energy Boards. She regularly attends and advises on related United Nations negotiations.

Lisa is a director of the boards of the Advanced Energy Centre at MarRS, Radicle Inc., the consultation group of The Carney Task Force on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets, and is the vice chair of the International Emissions Trading Association.

Ms. DeMarco is ranked by Chambers Global as one of the world's leading climate change lawyers. She is also ranked and repeatedly recommended by Legal Lexpert Directory, International Who's Who, and Chambers Canada as a leading energy (oil, gas and electricity) and environment lawyer.

She has been an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, is a guest lecturer at a number of law schools, and presents regularly. 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.