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  Felise Cooper

Senior Counsel

New York

Felise advises U.S. and multinational clients on environmental issues in business transactions and counsels on compliance requirements, including compliance with global substance disclosure, control and product take-back requirements.

Felise has extensive experience advising on environmental risk in transactions, managing due diligence and coordinating work by technical consultants. Felise also routinely advises leading manufacturers on requirements for placing products on the market, negotiating with customers, distributors and suppliers, mitigating compliance risks, and interacting with government authorities around the world. Felise also regularly speaks on producer compliance and product stewardship issues at industry events, government meetings and client seminars.

Previously, Felise was an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York, an intern at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Inc., and, prior to law school, a legal assistant in the environmental group at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.

Professional qualifications

Admitted: Bar of the State of New York, 2004

Academic qualifications

J.D., Columbia Law School, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 2003

B.A., magna cum laude and departmental honors, Northwestern University, 1998

Published work

" Update: RoHS Recast Published Today", Allen & Overy e-Alert (July 1, 2011)

"Chemicals Regulations in the US Turn Towards REACH", Chemical Week online (May 14, 2010)

"Does the US Oil Pollution Act Cover LNG Spills?", Environmental Liability (published by Lawtext Publishing Limited), p. CS31 (March -- April 2010)

"It's Elemental: Chemicals Reform in the United States", Environmental Liability (published by Lawtext Publishing Limited), p. CS10 (January – February 2010)

"The REACH of Europe's Regulatory System: New Era Begins for Registration and Assessment of Chemicals", New York Law Journal, p. 9, July 14, 2008"It's Elemental: Chemicals Reform in the United States", Environmental Liability (published by Lawtext Publishing Limited), p. CS10 (January – February 2010)

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