Keren Farkas

Attorney-In-Charge, Education and Employment

Tel (718) 254-0700 x292

Keren is very excited to be at BDS and to help initiate an Education Advocacy Project to address the educational needs of young people facing criminal convictions and families involved in abuse or neglect proceedings. Keren comes to BDS from New York Lawyer’s for the Public Interest, where she was an attorney in their Disability Justice program and worked primarily in education law. Before NYLPI, Keren represented parents in abuse and neglect proceedings at The Bronx Defenders.

Keren graduated from NYU School of Law in 2007. During law school, she interned with the Los Angeles Public Defender, The Door: A Center for Alternatives, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District, and Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson LLP. Additionally, she served as co-managing editor of the Review of Law and Social Change. Keren also holds a Master’s in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she graduated summa cum laude, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from U.C. Berkeley, where she graduated with distinction.