Farah Famouri thoughtfully guides business clients through a wide range of complex commercial disputes.
Farah joins Greene Espel with deep experience and extensive knowledge of our state court system, having clerked for four judges on the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Farah calls upon her clerkship experience as well as her outstanding research and analytic skills to help defend client interests and further client goals in all phases of litigation.
Farah graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she received the Mary Kelly Quakenbush Memorial Award for the Most Outstanding Student Note for her writing on free speech in the U.S. and U.K. During law school, Farah worked as an extern for the Center for the Integrity in Forensic Sciences, a clinical intern for the Wisconsin State Public Defender, and as a clinical research assistant for the Wisconsin Innocence Project.
Farah is an active community member and passionate advocate. Farah served as a New York City Department of Correction Grievance Counselor at Rikers Island as well as a Victim Advocate at SAGE (Safety Advocacy Growth Empowerment), a domestic and sexual violence center.
- J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School; Senior Articles Editor, Wisconsin International Law Journal
- M.P.H., Boston University School of Public Health, Concentration in Health Law, Bioethics, and Human Rights
- B.A., West Virginia University, International Studies and Philosophy
- Law Clerk, Minnesota Court of Appeals, The Honorable Jeffrey M. Bryan
- Law Clerk, Minnesota Court of Appeals, The Honorable Diane B. Bratvold, The Honorable Theodora K. Gaïtas, and The Honorable Matthew E. Johnson
- Judicial Extern, Wisconsin Supreme Court, The Honorable Rebecca Frank Dallet
- U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
- State Bar of Minnesota
- State Bar of Wisconsin
- Federal Bar Association
- Iranian American Bar Association
- Minnesota Women Lawyers
- Minnesota State Bar Association
Farah's Practice Areas
AppellateExplore Practice Area
“What’s next?” Greene Espel can guide you through the appellate process, providing an objective assessment of the pivotal issues, developing a strategy based on how appellate judges are likely to view a case in light of legal, institutional, and policy considerations, and advocating effectively.
Commercial LitigationExplore Practice Area
Our business litigation practice embraces the wide variety of commercial disputes facing private and public companies today. Areas of particular expertise include intellectual property, antitrust, securities, employment, professional liability, and construction disputes.
Employment LitigationExplore Practice Area
Businesses, public institutions, and individuals seek out Greene Espel for representation in a wide range of employment-litigation matters.
Energy and EnvironmentalExplore Practice Area
Handling environmental and energy disputes is a fundamental part of our practice. We defend lawsuits, give compliance counseling, and offer guidance in the face of legal and regulatory quagmires.
False Claims Act and Health Care LitigationExplore Practice Area
We have the experience to help clients—particularly those in the healthcare industry—navigate the ever-expanding breadth of False Claims Act (“FCA”) and health care litigation. We have achieved success for our clients at every phase—conducting thorough investigations, persuading government agencies not to intervene in whistleblower suits, obtaining dismissals through motion practice, negotiating favorable settlements with government agencies and relators, and taking cases through litigation and trial.
Employment InvestigationsExplore Practice Area
Employers rely on Greene Espel to conduct internal investigations about their most sensitive and high-stakes workplace issues.
Non-Compete Disputes and LitigationExplore Practice Area
Employees come and go. When their departures implicate legal obligations, Greene Espel can help. Greene Espel mobilizes immediately when clients must seek, or defend against, expedited injunction motions that may arise when employees move from one job to another.
Trade Secret LitigationExplore Practice Area
From burgeoning high-tech companies to established international manufacturers, healthcare giants, and established financial services and insurance institutions, clients regularly turn to Greene Espel to represent them in disputes involving trade secrets.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion ConsultingExplore Practice Area
We are repeatedly called upon to help organizations craft customized, strategic solutions to address their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) goals and objectives.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion InvestigationsExplore Practice Area
We are repeatedly called upon to conduct timely and comprehensive high-stakes internal investigations through a DEI lens.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training and SpeakingExplore Practice Area
We are nationally recognized speakers who provide energizing and inspiring trainings in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion space.
Internal InvestigationsExplore Practice Area
We leverage our experience to conduct sensitive and high-profile internal investigations for our clients. We also help clients navigate investigations to mitigate reputational, regulatory, and litigation risks.
White Collar Criminal and Regulatory DefenseExplore Practice Area
We provide an insider’s perspective and the experience to vindicate your interests and defend your name in complex criminal and regulatory matters.
Constitutional LitigationExplore Practice Area
Constitutional litigation is a cornerstone of Greene Espel’s practice. We represent individuals, private businesses, and government entities where their actions raise constitutional issues.
Local Government DefenseExplore Practice Area
Local government defense is a cornerstone of Greene Espel’s practice.
Elections and RedistrictingExplore Practice Area
Greene Espel takes on attacks to voting rights and democratic institutions—and wins. We take on lawsuits to tackle voter suppression, election subversion, and districting issues.
Farah's Recognition & Awards
- Mary Kelly Quakenbush Memorial Award for the Most Outstanding Student Note, University of Wisconsin Law School
Farah's Community Involvement
Farah is an active community member and passionate advocate. Farah is a community owner of the Minnesota Aurora FC women’s soccer team and is a member of the Revontulet supporter group for the team. Farah is also a proud member of the Minnesota Historical Society and serves on the Board of the Jungle Theater.
Farah previously served as a New York City Department of Correction Grievance Counselor at Rikers Island as well as a Victim Advocate at SAGE (Safety Advocacy Growth Empowerment), a domestic and sexual violence center.