Speaker's Biography:

Richard Saines
Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP

Richard Saines is a Partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP, leading the firm's North American Climate Change and Environmental Markets Practice. He is widely published and globally recognized as a leading climate change lawyer, bringing more than a decade of experience in climate change law matters to clients that include multinational companies, financial institutions, funds and project sponsors on carbon and environmental market transactions within the international, regional and voluntary markets. Saines also advises companies on climate change policy, sustainable development and global corporate greenhouse gas compliance and management. He is a member of the International Emissions Trading Association, the Carbon Markets & Investors Association and the American Council on Renewable Energy, among others. Saines received a J.D. from the Chicago-Kent College of Law and a bachelor's degree from Miami University in Ohio.