Ana Nina counsels clients on a wide variety of matters, including cleanup and cost recovery, natural resources and endangered species, climate, and licensing and permitting.

Ana has a wide variety of experience working on cleanup and cost recovery, climate, green technology, natural resources and endangered species, and licensing and permitting. 

Before joining Marten, Ana earned her Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law. Ana also taught and practiced international environmental law for over twenty years prior. She began her career in Brazil assisting with the planning for the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro. The issues addressed in the conference--sustainable modes of development, climate change, and biodiversity--have been central to her legal practice for the past two decades. Ana Nina has a comprehensive understanding of the complex nexus between public interest and private development imperatives, and how they inform environmental law and litigation.

Ana was an associate professor at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, where she co-created the post-graduate program in Environmental Law and the Environmental Law Center. She was also an advisor to the President of the Rio de Janeiro Environmental Protection Agency, a visiting professor at the University of Vermont Law School teaching international environmental law from the perspectives of South, and a lecturer at the University of Washington School of Law. Most recently, she was a clerk at the Center for Biological Diversity and a consultant for the Climate Policy Initiative/PUC-Rio on bioeconomic issues for Brazil.

Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude, Seattle University School of Law (2021)
  • PhD, Pontifical Catholic University, Doctor of Philosophy (2005)
  • L.L.M., Harvard Law School (1998)
  • J.D., University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (1992)
Admissions & Memberships

  • State Bar of Washington
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