Marcelo Páramo focuses his practice on the energy sector, including oil, and gas, and electricity. He began his legal practice in Pemex's law department. He also served as general director of legal affairs of the Regulatory Energy Commission (Mexico's equivalent to FERC).

Marcelo has over 30 years’ experience in private practice representing multinational companies in the oil and gas industry, power generation and electricity, as well as in the mining industry, in the areas of regulatory, transactional and corporate legal work, as well as dispute resolution.

Before joining DLA Piper, Marcelo was a partner in the Mexico City office of an international law firm, where he counselled national and foreign clients in investment areas in the Mexican energy and mining sectors.