Debra Cohen earned her A.B from Brown University and graduated with distinction from Emory University School of Law. She is currently teaching at the University of the District of Washington David A. Clarke School of Law. Professor Cohen began teaching at Emory University and was a tenured associate professor at West Virginia University College of Law. She has also visited at the University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law and Roger Williams University School of Law. Professor Cohen teaches in the areas of business organizations, civil procedure, consumer protection, contracts, legal drafting and payment systems. Before entering teaching, she was a general practice associate at Sullivan & Cromwell, where she focused on mergers and acquisitions, and associate counsel for a children's publisher.