Martha E. Marrapese

Partner at Keller and Heckman, LLP
Martha Marrapese joined Keller and Heckman in 1992. Ms. Marrapese focuses on emerging technologies in the industrial chemicals, antimicrobial pesticides, and food packaging sectors.
Ms. Marrapese facilitates the registration of new technologies in the global economy with a particular emphasis on polymer, biotechnology, and nanotechnology applications. Ms. Marrapese has an expertise in the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and its counterparts in Canada, the European Union, and China. She offers counsel on right-to know laws such as Proposition 65, and assists companies with product defense and obligations arising out of the testing of chemicals in commerce. She currently serves as a U.S. delegate to the TC-229 150 Committee on Nanotechnologies and chairs Working Group 1, Nomenclature and Terminology, for the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to TC-229.
In 2008, Ms. Marrapese received the LexisNexis® Martindale Hubble® peer review rating CV®, indicating above average legal ability and unquestionable ethics.
Prior to joining Keller and Heckman, Ms. Marrapese was on staff with the EPA's Solid Waste office, served as law clerk for administrative appeals to the Chief Judicial Officer of the EPA, and worked as a legislative aide for environmental matters on Capitol Hill during the Reagan Administration.
Education: University of Vermont (B.S., 1984); Catholic University (J.D., 1991).
Admissions: District of Columbia; U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships: American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, Virginia Biotechnology Association; Biopesticides Industry Alliance; American National Standards Institute's Nanotechnology Standards Panel; U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to ISO/TC 229 on Nanotechnologies.
Martha participated in the 4th Annual Mentoring and Networking Reception in 2014 hosted by the CWB.