Ari Cohn is an attorney who specializes in First Amendment and defamation law, and a Free Speech Counsel at TechFreedom. Prior to starting his own practice, Ari spent nearly six years defending free speech at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), where he served as director of its Individual Rights Defense Program. Ari began his career at the Chicago office of Mayer Brown LLP representing clients in complex commercial litigation after graduating cum laude from Cornell Law School. He earned his B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is admitted to practice in Illinois.