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[February 04, 2013]

Marten Law Expands Carbon Trading and Cleantech Practice as Erika Anderson Joins San Francisco Office

SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--

Erika Anderson has joined Marten Law as Of Counsel, expanding the firm's transactional expertise in the areas of carbon trading, offset development, clean energy and sustainability. Marten Law, which opened a San Francisco office in 2011, is the largest environmental and energy firm in the West, with offices in Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco.

"Erika brings another dimension to Marten Law's energy and environmental practice and strengthens our ability to help clients in California take advantage of the new Cap and Trade regulations," said Kevin Haroff, Managing Partner of the firm's San Francisco office. "Her strong science and technology background and sophisticated transactional experience is a great complement to the firm's existing regulatory and litigation focus."

Anderson represents clients in complex transactional matters relating to cleantech, energy and sustainability. She has special expertise in markets for carbon emission credits, such as California's cap and trade program under AB-32. Anderson advises clients on all aspect of creating and evaluating offsets, and she specializes in assessing and managing risk exposure for participants involatile emerging carbon markets. She also advises clients in negotiations relating to environmental certification, licensing products for management of environmental data and other complex transactional matters.

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"I'm very excited to be joining Marten Law," said Anderson. "It's a great opportunity to combine my practice in carbon, sustainability and other transactional matters with a top notch environmental group to provide support to clients in areas like energy, real estate, agriculture and manufacturing."

Marten Law represents clients throughout the country in sometimes controversial and often complex environmental, energy and natural resource permitting, compliance and litigation matters. They include the largest Superfund cleanup in the country (in the Great Lakes), the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, major wind farm siting projects in California and Nevada, and natural resource litigation in Alaska, Washington and Oregon.

Anderson, who is admitted to practice in California and New York, has a J.D., cum laude, from Cornell Law School and a B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She frequently speaks internationally on energy, environmental and technology issues. In addition to her legal experience, Anderson is the founder and CEO of Renewable Exploration/H2020, a high tech start-up that offers complete support for collecting and mapping environmental data using mobile devices.

Marten Law has built a national reputation as a leader in environmental and energy law. Our team of lawyers includes recognized authorities in alternative energy, climate change, air quality, hazardous and solid waste, water resources and water quality, fisheries, environmental review and permitting, and a host of other issues that our clients confront every day. To ensure that we stay at the forefront of our field, we publish a weekly news service, which reaches over 60,000 subscribers in all 50 states and more than 20 countries. For more information visit martenlaw.com.


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