Susan M. Cooke - McDermott Will & Emery


Susan M. Cooke advises clients on US and international environmental regulatory, compliance and policy matters and on domestic and cross-border hazardous material transportation requirements. Her practice includes regulatory analyses and counseling, enforcement actions, permitting and registration activities, brownfields redevelopment, transactions, and development of legislative and regulatory proposals. Previously, she served as an enforcement attorney in the New England Regional Office of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and also worked as a patent attorney in the private sector.

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  • The Best Lawyers in America 1989 – 2021, Environmental Law
  • Chambers USA
  • The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers

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  • American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL), regent
  • American Bar Association, Business Section; Committee on Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources Law, past chair of the Hazardous Waste Subcommittee, and member of the Distinguished Environmental Advocates Advisory Group
  • Zoo New England, past board member


Boston University School of Law, JD, 1970
Emmanuel College, BA, 1967


Courts / Agencies
US Patent and Trademark Office