Speaker profile

Martha E. Marrapese

Martha E. Marrapese

Partner, Wiley Rein LLP, USA

Martha is a sought-out legal and policy advisor on matters where technological advancement, environmental protection, and governance intersect. Her clients are solving today’s major environmental security issues including climate change, PFAS, and ocean plastics. Martha frequently consults on chemical control under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as well as initiatives that advance bio-based, sustainable products. Her expertise lies in chemical regulation to help clients open markets and help to keep them open. She is sought-out by clients who need to secure new chemical approvals in a timely way with freedom to operate.

Representative Experience:

  • 25 years in environmental practice
  • General counsel to The Association of Plastic Recyclers
  • Regularly assists recyclers with obtaining Letters of No Objection from the U.S. FDA and Health Canada

 Professional Experience:

  • US Delegate, International Standards Organization (ISO), Committee on Nanotechnologies (2005-2013)
  • Chair, Working Group 1 Nomenclature and Terminology, U.S. Technical Advisory Group


  • Environmental Law Institute
    • Board Member
  • Executive Committee Member
    • American Bar Association (ABA)
    • Past Chair, Pesticide, Chemical Regulation and Right-to-Know Committee, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources


  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Next Generation Leadership and Service Award
  • Recognized as one of the nation's top Energy & Environmental Trailblazers by The National Law Journal (2018)