Fanta Freeman


Fanta Freeman is an associate in the Litigation Department. Fanta focuses her practice on Title IX and white collar investigations, and Title IX compliance. She has worked with university clients to develop policy and practices in accordance with Title IX regulations. As part of her white collar investigations experience, Fanta has supported the facilitation of attorney-client proffers and client interviews. Fanta also works on complex-commercial litigation matters involving contract and licensing-dispute resolution. She was a fellow of the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group and worked as a 2017 and 2018 Ballard Spahr summer associate.

During law school, Fanta interned with the Hon. Marlene Lachman in the Court of Common Pleas of Pennsylvania where she drafted legal memoranda on issues arising under civil litigation. Prior to attending law school, Fanta served as a 2013 Teach for America corps member, during which she taught middle school for three years.

Professional Highlights

Pro Bono Experience

Fanta maintains a robust and active pro bono practice. She has experience representing clients in prisoners’ civil rights litigation and asylum matters. While she attended law school, Fanta spent a semester volunteering at the Homeless Advocacy Project, an organization devoted to assisting homeless individuals in maintaining their social security benefits.

Speaking Engagements

Presenter, "Journey to Becoming a Lawyer," Ballard Spahr's 13th Annual Job Shadowing for Students from Constitution High School, February 22, 2018; March 29, 2019


“Do Lawyers Have a Duty to Stay Well? The Hidden Rule of Professional Conduct on Maintaining Mental Health,” National Association for College and University Attorneys (NACUA) Winter Conference, January 2020

"Do I Look Like I have an Attitude? How Stereotypes of Black Women on Television Adversely Impact Black Female Defendants Through the Implicit Bias of Jurors," Drexel Law Review, Vol. 11



Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law (J.D. 2019)
Notes Editor, Drexel Law Review
Recipient, CALI Award for Advanced Evidence

Boston College (B.A. 2013)


Krio (fluent)

Spanish (proficient)



U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania