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    • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2009, Harvard Environmental Law Review, Articles Editor; Harvard Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, President
    • A.B., summa cum laude, Washington University in St. Louis, 2006, Philosophy and Political Science

Marissa provides advice on environmental, health and safety, chemical, and natural resource statutes and regulations, and helps companies navigate complex environmental litigation. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Marissa develops creative solutions to clients' problems, keeping strategies straightforward and efficient.

Marissa was editor of Harvard Law School’s Environmental Journal and president of its Animal Law Section. 

  • Defended hospital group in RCRA enforcement action.
  • Participated in environmental arbitration in complicated clean-up dispute.
  • Assisted chemical companies in defending OSHA enforcement actions.
  • Defended chemical manufacturers in FAA and DOT hazardous transport enforcement actions.
  • Participated in ongoing strategic case planning for joint defense in multimillion dollar refinery site clean-up.
  • Took and defended dozens of depositions in mining, and oil and gas multiparty lawsuits.
  • Advised Fortune 100 corporations on TSCA, OSHA, RCRA, FIFRA, HTMA, Clean Water, and Clean Air laws.
  • Handled environmental and health and safety due diligence for corporate mergers and acquisitions.
  • Analyzed ethical pitfalls of mass tort settlement possibilities for well-known chemical company.
  • Successfully disqualified opposing counsel on high-profile conflicts issue.
  • Helped companies navigate chemical, personal injury, and property damage lawsuits.
  • Assisted chemical company in building pipelines in accordance with DOT regulations for hazardous transport.
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Published in Natural Resources & Environment Volume 30, Number 2
October 1, 2015
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Environmental Risks for Business: Recent Changes to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard
2015 Annual Business Law Institute
Presentations given in St. Louis and Dallas
June 2015
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June 8, 2015
eAlerts Alerts
May 29, 2015
eAlerts Alerts
January 5, 2015
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Updates to the ASTM Phase I Standard
Annual Business Law Institute; CLE
Presentation given in Denver, Colorado
June 13, 2014
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Congress' De-Listing of the Western Gray Wolf Sparks More Questions Than Answers: Who, Exactly, Is Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?
ABA's Animal Law Committee Newsletter
June 2011
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