Marcella Barganz is an experienced transactional lawyer who focuses on risk management, legal and business conflicts, and professional responsibility issues that arise in the operations of Mayer Brown’s offices worldwide. Marcella’s experience includes advising on legal ethics, business intake, engagements, risk-related strategy and protocols, and information security policies and procedures. She regularly works with firm clients to onboard their outside counsel guidelines with the firm.

Before joining the Legal Risk Management group, Marcella was a senior associate in Mayer Brown’s Banking & Finance practice in the Chicago and New York offices. Marcella represented a broad range of firm clients in a variety of domestic and cross-border investment and finance transactions. The range of her work included international project finance and infrastructure transactions, domestic and cross-border lease financings, cross-border future cash flow securitizations, private securities offerings, and an emerging market debt restructuring.

Marcella received her JD from the University of Wisconsin Law School and her BA in Economics and English, summa cum laude, from St. Mary’s University. Marcella serves as the President of the Board of Directors of the Alpine Learning Group Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides diagnostic, clinical, educational and support services to learners with autism and their families.

Spoken Languages

  • English


University of Wisconsin Law School, JD

Co-Editor-in-Chief, University of Wisconsin Women's Law Journal

St. Mary's University, BA, summa cum laude


  • New York
  • Illinois
  • Texas
  • Wisconsin


  • Alpine Learning Group Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors, President, 2018 to date 
  • Alpine Learning Group, Inc., Board of Directors, Member, 2008-2011; Vice President, 2011-2013; President, 2013-2016