Jennifer Freeman has been standing for victims in New York for over thirty years. She is well known as a resolver of disputes and has worked tirelessly at the forefront of groundbreaking legal developments to protect children from sex abuse, child pornography and victimization. She has obtained countless restitution awards for child sex abuse survivors, and secured reparations for victims of abuse by teachers, family members, Big Brothers, camp personnel, clerics and others. She has advanced statutory change for child sex abuse survivors by advocating for the Amy Vicky & Andy Act in Congress and for New York’s Child Victims Act in the state legislature.
Jennifer has spearheaded numerous confidential mediations and fashioned mass dispute resolution procedures to protect privacy and dignity. Recently, she worked on the landmark Supreme Court decision in United States v. Paroline which established for the first time that all participants in the child pornography market were responsible to their victims in damages. She has worked with the National Women’s Law Center and advised athletic coaches, Title IX participants, and campus rape victims.
Jennifer graduated from Cornell University and the George Washington National Law Center where she was Editor-in-Chief of the George Washington Journal of Law & Economics. After clerking for the Honorable John R. Brown, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, she began her legal practice at Shearman & Sterling, and later joined the Marsh Law Firm. She has served as Special Master for New York Supreme Court Judge Beatrice Shainswit, a member of the New York Judicial Screening Committee, and a scrivener for the City Bar Association Committee for the Homeless. She has spoken at conferences about sex abuse issues, most recently In Davos, Switzerland, serves on the Board of a Cuban arts organization that supports young Cuban artists, and has fundraised for children’s charities. She is a member of the New York, Texas, and Florida bars.
- Child Sex Abuse
- Child Pornography
- Title IX Sex Discrimination in Schools and Colleges
- Crime Victim’s Rights
- Sexual Harassment
- Gender Discrimination
- Employment Law
J.D., George Washington University
Graduated with Honors
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of International Law and Economics
B.A., Cornell University
Graduated cum laude
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
US District Court – Southern District of New York
US District Court – Northern District of New York
US District Court – Southern District of Texas
United States Supreme Court
Law Clerk to the Honorable John R. Brown, Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit