Felise Cooper

Felise Cooper

Senior Counsel

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

Felise is ranked Band 3 in Chambers USA 2023 for Environmental: Mainly Transactional. Felise has been ranked by Chambers USA for 10 years.

She is also named a “Next Generation Partner” for Environmental Law by Legal 500 U.S. in their 2023 edition. Felise co-leads the firm’s global Producer Responsibility and Product Compliance team, which comprises attorneys across fifteen international offices.

Felise assists business enterprises, investors and sponsors in assessing ESG risks and opportunities in their strategic projects and supply chains, including regarding international, national and local legal frameworks, voluntary standards and certifications, investing and reporting ratings and indices, and emerging challenges and trends. 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 writes and speaks on ESG as well as producer compliance and product stewardship issues.

Published Work

  • “Supply Chain Management,” Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainable Business: Environmental, Social and Governance Frameworks for the 21st Century, International Bar Association Series, Volume 27 (July 2020)
  • “EU Unveils Key Elements of Its Green Deal,” Power magazine (March 31, 2020)
  • “Updated Equator Principles Finalized,” Allen & Overy e-Alert (January 27, 2020)
  • "Update: RoHS Recast Published Today", Allen & Overy e-Alert (July 1, 2011)  

Speaking Engagements

  • "Update on European Electronics Regulation", TechAmerica International Environmental Committee (October 4, 2011)
  • RoHS Recast: Impact Assessment", Jabil Circuit (July 22, 2011)
  • "REACH Outline", Teradyne (May 2, 2011)
  • "RoHS Recast: Key Compliance Issues" and "Federal Developments: Chemicals Reform and Energy Efficiency", TechAmerica International Environmental Compliance Conference (April 12, 2011)

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Member, ABA 
  • Member, NYSBA 
  • Member, NYCBA, Environmental Law Committee member



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


A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.