OCTOBER 31, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
Michelle Cohen, Chair of the E-Commerce Group for Ifrah Law PLCC, has been elected to the Executive Committee of the National Woman’s Party (NWP) at the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument in Washington, D.C. Her title will be Vice President, Legal. Cohen joined the NWP Board of Directors in 2015.
Formed in 1916 by Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, the National Woman’s Party was a key organization in the fight for women’s suffrage, which resulted in the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in 1920. Today, based at the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., the group produces educational programs, tours, exhibits, research and publications that explore the evolving role of women and their contributions to society. The National Monument houses an extensive collection of suffrage banners, archives and artifacts documenting the continuing effort by women and men of all races, religions and backgrounds to win voting rights and equality for women under the law.
“It’s a privilege to serve on the Board and now, the Executive Committee of the National Woman’s Party,” said Michelle Cohen. “I’m proud to associate myself with an organization with such history and whose founders literally went to jail to secure my right to vote and that of all American women. The issues of women’s advancement, pay equity, and representation on boards and across industries are causes for which I have advocated for years. I look forward to helping the NWP continue its mission in empowering all women through voting rights.”
As Chair of Ifrah Law’s E-Commerce Group, Michelle Cohen focuses on privacy, consumer protection, e-commerce, communications and media-related issues. She also advises clients on data privacy, security, direct marketing, online sweepstakes and promotions and emerging technologies. She has nearly 25 years of experience representing traditional and online companies before the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, state attorneys general and other federal and state agencies.
Earlier this year, Cohen was named a 2016 Top Rated Litigator by American Lawyer Media (ALM) and The National Law Journal. In 2013, American Lawyer named her one of Washington D.C.’s Women Leaders in Law, and in 2012 was named an ALM Top Technology Lawyer.
Cohen received her B.A. from Brandeis University and her J.D. from Emory University School of Law, where she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Emory Law Journal and the Fyr Scholar. She works with various pro bono programs, is a Special Olympics volunteer, active in alumni networks, and is a member of the Women’s Bar Association of D.C. She is also a former Board member for the Law Firms Division of the United Way of the National Capitol Area and Women in Cable Telecommunications.