Molissa Farber

Adjunct Professor

Assistant U.S. Attorney


(410) 209-4862

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Molissa Farber is currently an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office of the District of Maryland. As an AUSA, Professor Farber defends the federal government in a wide variety of civil suits at all stages of trial and appeal, with a specialization in medical malpractice and employment discrimination. On the affirmative side, she represents the government's interests in a number of affirmative civil matters from investigation to trial. She also handles federal criminal litigation on behalf of the United States, participating in both investigation and trial. She is the point of contact for casino-related matters in the District of Maryland.

Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney's office, Professor Farber worked as a litigation associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, and Garrison LLP in Washington, DC. She focused her practice on general litigation with an emphasis on trial work. She played an active role in several successful jury trials in venues in both state and federal court. Professor Farber was a member of two winning trial teams which successfully defended pharmaceutical company Wyeth, Inc., a subsidiary of Pfizer, Inc. At Paul, Weiss, Professor Farber represented clients in a variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals and technology, and on matters ranging from product liability to internal investigations to class actions. She also represented pro bono clients before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Professor Farber earned her undergraduate degree at Yale University and received a master's degree in criminology from the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated from Columbia Law School, where she interned with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York and with Judge Richard Sullivan of the Southern District of New York.