Fara A. Cohen

Fara A. Cohen is an Associate in Griesing Law, LLC’s Commercial Litigation practice group.

What do you focus on?

I focus on representing employers and other entities in commercial litigation, employment law, and other business related disputes.

What do you see on the horizon?

The rapidly changing technological landscape continues to create unique challenges for courts and litigants. The fact that everyone is constantly “connected” and we now communicate more often electronically creates unique challenges especially as it pertains to discovery, security, and privacy expectations. As a result, companies need to be vigilant with respect to their record retention and data storage policies and procedures. Employers, particularly, need to be cognizant of who has the right to access certain information and what constitutes private information, as these are issues that are likely to arise in the discovery phase of litigation.


Prior to joining the Firm, Fara was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Judge Lois H. Goodman of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. During her clerkship, she researched legal issues in civil and criminal matters, drafted legal opinions and memoranda, and participated in settlement and discovery conferences. Fara is a graduate of Villanova University School of Law where she pursued a concentration in Intellectual Property. In law school, Fara was Co-President of the Intellectual Property Society and the Jewish Law Students Association. She was also selected to be a research assistant for her intellectual property professor.

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 the development and maintenance of partnerships, including the establishment of procurement protocols, data collection and analysis, and project management.



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  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
    – Co-President, Intellectual Property Society
    – Co-President, Jewish Law Students Association
  • Penn State University, B.S., Biology
Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Community Involvement
  • Philadelphia VIP
    – Pro Bono Attorney, 2018-2019
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
    Young Friends, 2019-2018
  • Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia
    Young Professionals Network, 2019
  • Back on My Feet
    Volunteer, 2017-2018
Writing & Speaking


Media Clips

  • The Legal Intelligencer – Can You Tell Me a Little About Yourself?: Hiring Biases on College Campuses By Melissa Hazell Davis & Fara A. Cohen March 7, 2019 - Melissa… Read More
  • The Legal Intelligencer – College, the Culture of Assault and Changes to Title IX By Fara Cohen September 27, 2018 - Read More
  • Law.com – Higher Law In the Weeds Roundup: Melissa Hazell Davis & Fara Cohen July 5, 2018 - Law.com’s… Read More
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