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Felise Cooper

Senior Counsel

New York

Cooper Felise
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.

News & insights

Publications: 06 DECEMBER 2019

Warsaw podcast - GDPR in M&A transactions - episode two

Justyna Ostrowska, senior associate in Allen & Overy Warsaw, advises clients on new technologies law as well as intellectual property rights and data protection.  In her podcast, she discusses the various stages of a M&A transaction in the light of the GDPR. This recording is devoted to the processing of employee data at the stage of sale transaction and data room preparation. We invite you to the second part of the podcast series dedicated to the employee data in M&A transactions.

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Publications: 29 NOVEMBER 2019

Distorting mirrors: UK sanctions and Brexit

The UK’s various sanctions regimes are currently very strongly correlated, although not completely aligned, with those of the EU. This position arises, in part, from the direct applicability of certain EU laws within EU Member States (e.g. via EU regulations). Much of this EU law would cease to apply within the UK should the UK leave the EU without any new agreement being established to govern the future EU-UK relationship.

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Publications: 11 SEPTEMBER 2018

U.S. EPA Proposes to Relax Power Plant Carbon Emissions Restrictions, Fulfilling Trump Campaign Promise

On August 21, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its proposed Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, fulfilling a Trump campaign promise to eliminate strict coal plant emission limits that President Obama sought to impose in the 2015 Clean Power Plan (CPP).

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Publications: 06 APRIL 2018

China RoHS 2 Catalogue Finalized

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Corporate and M&A


New York

Allen & Overy LLP
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York
NY 10020

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Admitted: Bar of the State of New York, 2004


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)