Elise Paeffgen’s environmental practice centers on health care and FDA-regulated industries. Elise works with manufacturers, importers, and forward and reverse distributors to effectively navigate EPA, FDA, and DEA regulations and minimize enforcement risks. She provides hazardous, medical, pharmaceutical, and controlled substance waste compliance counsel to companies in every facet of the supply chain. She works closely with manufacturers developing and marketing antimicrobials and products with environmental claims.
On ESG, climate, and environmental compliance and enforcement matters, Elise represents domestic and international companies in the health care, pharmaceutical, medical device, cosmetic, food and beverage, consumer product, pesticide, automotive, construction equipment, renewable fuel, and oil and gas industries.
In addition to a J.D., magna cum laude, from Vermont Law School, Elise earned a master of environmental management from the Yale School of the Environment, with concentrations in climate change and corporate environmental management. During her joint degree program, Elise worked for the U.S. EPA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. Elise received a B.A. in environmental studies and politics from Oberlin College, and was awarded high honors.
Elise has been named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” each year since 2014. In 2021, Elise was recognized by client counsel in Acritas Stars for outstanding service.