Insights: News President Biden Names Farah Cook in Announcement of Key Appointments to Boards and Commissions

Farah Fakir Cook, Member, President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts

Farah Cook is a partner in Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP’s Atlanta office, where her practice focuses on intellectual property and technology transactions. Representing some of the world’s most renowned tech companies, Cook has been recognized with numerous awards and accolades for her cutting-edge legal work, including being named Atlanta Lawyer of the Year in 2023 for IT Outsourcing Law by The Best Lawyers in America and being recommended by Legal 500 US in the area of Technology/Outsourcing. She is a frequently invited presenter and panelist on current legal and policy issues impacting the tech industry.

A tireless champion and prolific fundraiser for community and arts organizations she believes in, Cook is an established trustee and board member. She is particularly passionate about providing educational opportunities, exposure to the arts, and mentorship for disadvantaged children and youth. Cook has served in leadership roles at many leading nonprofits, including as trustee for the Fernbank Museum and for the Aloha Foundation, and as a board member of Jack and Jill of America, Atlanta Chapter, and The Links, Inc., Dogwood City Chapter. In addition, she has previously supported the Atlanta Jazz Festival, National Black Arts Festival, and the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival. Cook graduated from Spelman College with a BA in French. She went on to earn an MA in French Cultural Studies from Columbia University and a JD from Howard University School of Law. Cook resides in Atlanta with her husband and three children.

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