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Marten Law Adds Two New East Coast Offices, Expands Environmental and Energy Practice

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October 1, 2019

Marten Law is pleased to announce its expansion to the East Coast, with the addition of James Pollack in Boston, Massachuessets, and Jack Lyman in Washington, D.C. The firm also announces the addition of Lawson Fite in Portland, Oregon, and Ana Nina in Seattle, Washington.

Lawson Fite joins Marten’s Portland office as a partner, and co-chair of Marten’s Natural Resources Practice. He draws on more than 15 years of experience working in private practice and for several years as chief counsel of a timber trade association. He has testified before Congress regarding proposed reforms to timber management, the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). He has represented clients in more than 50 cases in federal and state trial and appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court. Lawson began his career at the U.S. Department of Justice with a focus on endangered species and wildlife issues. He was a law clerk for Justice Walter L. Carpeneti of the Alaska Supreme Court, earned his J.D. at Harvard Law School, and earned his A.B. (cum laude) in environmental science and public policy at Harvard College. Lawson can be reached at

Jack Lyman has established Marten’s Washington D.C. office after more than 7 years in governmental and private practice. He began his career as a trial attorney at the Environmental and Natural Resources Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he litigated air, water, and waste cases on behalf of federal agencies. Then, in entering private practice at two international law firms, Jack worked primarily on regulatory and transactional matters for clients in the chemical, manufacturing, and energy sectors, while also participating in litigation matters on behalf of transportation, automotive, and communications services clients. At Marten, Jack is working for clients in the renewables, oil and gas, and transportation industries. Jack earned his J.D. at the University of North Carolina School of Law and his B.A. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jack can be reached at

Ana Nina has practiced environmental law for more than 15 years and on two continents, and now joins Marten’s Seattle office as an associate. Before earning her J.D. in the United States, Ana worked for many years as an environmental lawyer in Brazil, and taught environmental, comparative environmental, and international environmental law in the US and Brazil. At Marten, she counsels clients in business transactions and regulatory enforcement matters. Ana earned her J.D. through the Global Accelerated JD Program at the Seattle University School of Law. A multi-lingual practitioner, she also has a Doctorate in Philosophy from Pontifical Catholic University-RJ, and a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School. Ana can be reached at

James Pollack joins Marten’s Boston office as an associate. James counsels clients on the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, National Forest Management Act, Federal Land Policy & Management Act, and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, & Liability Act. He also advises tech clients with compliance, sustainability, and ESG matters. Prior to joining Marten Law, James clerked for Chief Judge Brian M. Morris of the United States District Court, District of Montana in Great Falls. He earned his J.D. at Harvard Law School (cum laude) where he was editor-in-chief of the Harvard Environmental Law Review, while also earning an M.P.P. from the John F. Kennedy School of Government. He earned his A.B. (cum laude) from Harvard College. James can be reached at

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