Madelyn Petersen is an associate in Cohen Milstein's Consumer Protection practice. Ms. Petersen's practice focuses on litigating class actions on behalf of consumers who have been misled, deceived or harmed by large corporations.

Prior to becoming an associate at Cohen Milstein, Ms. Petersen was a law fellow at the firm. In this role, she worked across practices and was involved in litigating individual and class action cases at the district and appellate levels.

Before that, Ms. Petersen was a law clerk to the Honorable William Dimitrouleas of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Ms. Petersen received her B.A. from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was Managing Editor, Harvard Journal of Law and Gender and Online Content Editor for Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.  While in law school, Ms. Petersen was also a board member of the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project and participated in Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic. She was also a legal intern for the Corporate Accountability Lab, the Advancement Project, and Oxfam America.