Fanta Freeman

Associate

freemanf@ballardspahr.com
Tel 215.864.8374
Fax 215.864.8999
Philadelphia

Fanta Freeman is an associate in the Litigation Department. 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.

Pro Bono Experience

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.

Publications

Co-author, "Highly Anticipated Title IX Final Rules Released, Signaling New Era for Title IX Compliance," Ballard Spahr Alert, May 7, 2020

“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

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

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)

Languages

Fluent in Krio, Proficient in Spanish

Pennsylvania

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