Carrie H. Cohen, a partner in Morrison & Foerster's Investigations + White Collar Defense Group, has been named to the board of the directors of Volunteers of Legal Service (VOLS), an organization that provides pro bono legal services to the New York community. VOLS harnesses the power of New York City's law firms and community-based groups to deliver free, civil legal services when and where they are needed helping New Yorkers attain dignity, security, and opportunity in their lives.
During her time at MoFo, Carrie has worked on a wide range of pro bono matters reflecting her passion in criminal law and civil and human rights. She is currently applying her extensive experience in public corruption investigations to help the International Legal foundation train criminal defense lawyers in Afghanistan. Among other things, Carrie has also previously advised a local social services agency as it seeks more equitable pay for community-based preschool teachers, and has assisted several local nonprofits with internal investigations.
Carrie is also a leader in advancing women in the legal profession, and serves as a member of the New York City Bar's Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, where she spearheads a professional development program for women attorneys in Latin America and South Africa. She also co-chairs MoFo's Women's Strategy Committee, a group that ensures the advancement of women remains a strategic priority for the firm.