Madelyn Petersen is a Fellow at Cohen Milstein, and a member of the firm’s Fellowship Program. In this role, Ms. Petersen works on litigation matters spanning the firm’s antitrust, consumer protection, civil rights and employment litigation, human rights, and securities practice groups.

Prior to joining Cohen Milstein as a Fellow, 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.

Ms. Petersen has applied for admission to the District of Columbia Bar and is currently working under the close supervision of the partners of the firm who are admitted to practice in the District of Columbia.