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Mintz Attorney Farrah Short Receives City Year “Idealist of the Year”

Farrah Short, an attorney in the Antitrust Section of Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., received a 2015 “Idealist of the Year” Award from City Year Washington, D.C. at the organization’s annual benefit gala. The award is given to volunteers who seek to improve their community, nation, or world through acts of service and volunteerism.

Ms. Short was recognized for her dedication to community service, volunteerism and pro bono work, particularly in the areas of immigration and domestic violence. 

City Year is an education-focused, nonprofit organization that partners with public schools to provide full-time targeted intervention for students most at risk of dropping out. Teams of young AmeriCorps leaders support students by focusing on attendance, behavior, and course performance through in-class tutoring, mentoring, and after school programs that keep kids in school and on track to graduate.

Ms. Short provides counseling on a wide range of federal regulatory issues, with a focus on antitrust compliance and litigation matters. She also participates actively in the firm’s pro bono program. Farrah specializes in guiding clients through the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) premerger review process before the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice, including responding to Second Requests. She also counsels clients on competition law issues under the Sherman Act, the Clayton Act, and the FTC Act and provides related advice on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, competitor collaborations, and licensing deals.

Outside of her antitrust practice, Ms. Short has represented indigent clients in immigration matters, including successful asylum and U visa applications. She also previously served as chief outside counsel for a nonprofit that provides need-based college scholarships for the families of US military personnel.