Abbi L. Cohen

Partner at Dechert LLP

Abbi L. Cohen

Abbi L. Cohen

Partner at Dechert LLP

Biography

Abbi L. Cohen, recognized as a leading environmental lawyer by Chambers USA for more than 15 years, focuses her practice on evaluating environmental liabilities associated with corporate, real estate, and financing transactions—including with respect to energy—and providing both state and federal permitting and regulatory compliance advice. She has assisted clients in siting and permitting industrial facilities, including resource recovery and cogeneration facilities, as well as power plants.

Ms. Cohen has provided environmental advice with respect to thousands of business transactions. She has also advised clients on structuring transactions to minimize environmental liabilities, negotiating strategies, and in preparing relevant provisions in transaction documents in connection with acquisitions, divestitures, and financings. She has participated in supervising environmental consultants throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

Ms. Cohen is consistently recognized by Chambers USA, the International Who’s Who of Environmental Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America as a leading environmental lawyer. In the most recent edition of Chambers USA, Ms. Cohen was noted for her “high-quality work” and ability to “break down complex legal issues so executives can understand and appreciate the risks.” Prior editions have described her as a “real subject matter expert” that is “very client-oriented and very commercial” with one client praising how “she combines intellect, legal knowledge and a deal-oriented demeanor.” Others have described Ms. Cohen as “an intelligent, hard-working and responsive attorney” who has “an incredible ability to work well with all parties to get good results.” Ms. Cohen was selected as a 2020 Woman Leader in The Law by ALM Media. In 2013, Ms. Cohen was selected as a “Top Rated Lawyer in Energy, Environmental, and Natural Resources” by ALM Media. She has also been chosen as one of the leading practitioners of Environmental Law by Women in Business Law.

As Dechert’s Deputy Chair of Diversity and Inclusion, Ms. Cohen oversees firmwide policies, procedures and initiatives that uphold the firm’s core values for supporting diversity and inclusion. Prior to this role, she was the Chair of Dechert’s Global Women’s Initiative, which aims to identify and implement initiatives that promote opportunities for women to advance and lead throughout the firm. She is also a member of the Philadelphia office Hiring Committee.

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Education
JD
Class of 1983

The University of Pennsylvania Law School, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the law school of the University of Pennsylvania. A member of the Ivy League, it is among the oldest and most selective law schools in the nation. It is currently ranked 7th overall by U.S. News & World Report, and 1st in terms of career prospects by the Princeton Review, a rank awarded also by the National Law Journal based on placement of graduates in top law firms.It offers the degrees of Juris Doctor (J.D.), Master of Laws (LL.M.), Master of Comparative Laws (LL.C.M.), and Doctor of the Science of Law (S.J.D.).

BA with High Honors in Economics, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1980

Since its founding in 1889, Barnard has been a distinguished leader in higher education, offering a rigorous liberal arts foundation to young women whose curiosity, drive, and exuberance set them apart. Ours is a diverse intellectual community in a unique learning environment that provides the best of all worlds: small, intimate classes in a collaborative liberal arts setting dedicated to the advancement of women with the vast resources of Columbia University just steps away—in the heart of vibrant and electric New York City.

Career History
Partner
Current

Dechert Paris, part of Coudert Brothers LLP, is a French company located in Paris. The firm provides legal services. It was acquired by Coudert Frères, now a subsidiary of Coudert Brothers LLP from Dechert LLP on 21 Sep 05.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2014 - Current
Member, Environmental Policy Committee
Tenure Unconfirmed

The Real Estate Roundtable is a non-profit public policy organization based in Washington, D.C. that represents the interests of real estate. It focuses on policy areas governing tax, capital and credit, environment and energy, and homeland security. The Real Estate Roundtable holds four annual meetings in Washington, D.C. and publishes a weekly electronic newsletter as well as its Annual Report and Policy Agenda.

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Political Donations
$250
2010

Former Representative from Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional District

$500
2007

Former Senator from New York

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Apollo Global Management, Inc. /Private Equity purchases Covis Pharma BV from Cerberus Capital Management LP, Covis Pharma Holdings SARL

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Evonik Industries AG purchases Peroxychem LLC from OEP Capital Advisors LP

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US Ecology Holdings, Inc. purchases NRC Group Holdings Corp.

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