Fara Cohen is a Law Clerk at Griesing Law, LLC.
What do you focus on?
I began my internship at the Firm focusing on intellectual property and new media matters. I have expanded my practice areas by having the opportunity to work on corporate litigation, employment law matters, and white collar criminal defense as well.
What do you see on the horizon?
The rapidly changing technological landscape is having an enormous impact on both intellectual property and privacy interests. Courts depend on well-versed advocates to understand the technology and explain its potential impact. For example, the increased use of social media presents unique issues especially as it pertains to discovery, data mining, and retailer use of copyrightable customer photos and other private information that we provide in our daily lives.
Fara is a rising 3L at Villanova University School of Law and is pursuing a concentration in Intellectual Property. Prior to joining the Firm, Fara interned for a magistrate judge in the District of New Jersey. She was also selected to be a research assistant for her intellectual property professor at Villanova.
Fara is Vice President of the Intellectual Property Society and is actively involved with the Jewish Law Students Association at Villanova Law. Outside of law school, Fara has been involved with the Benjamin Franklin American Inn of Court.
Fara is a graduate of Penn State University and has a B.S. in Biology, with a concentration in Genetics and Developmental Biology. Before law school, Fara worked for a non-profit biospecimen procurement company. Her responsibilities included operation, recruitment and maintenance of an international genetics registry and repository. She also provided support around all aspects of the development and maintenance of partnerships, including the establishment of procurement protocols, data collection and analysis, and project management.