Photograph of Marsena Farris Download V-card

Marsena Farris

Phone: +1 212.803.4068
590 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10022-2544

Marsena Farris is a counsel in the New York office and a member of Crowell & Moring’s Health Care Group. Her practice focuses on the representation of nonprofit entities such as foundations, religious organizations, and health care providers licensed as home health agencies, hospices, assisted living facilities, continuing care retirement communities, nursing homes and managed care organizations. 

Marsena represents clients in all types of complex transactional and regulatory matters, and has experience in managed care contracting, compliance, and health care fraud and abuse issues.  She assists clients with adherence to city, state, and federal labor and employment laws, executive employment agreements, non-competes, severance agreements, the defense of employee discrimination and harassment claims, and issues involving a unionized workforce. She also counsels clients on matters of nonprofit corporate governance and best practices.

Marsena received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, cum laude, where she was an Editor of the Michigan Journal of International Law (formerly the Michigan Yearbook of International Legal Studies). She received her B.A., magna cum laude, from the George Washington University. In addition, Marsena has been recognized by Best Lawyers for her work in the Health Care space.


  • The George Washington University, B.A. (1978) magna cum laude
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D. (1981) cum laude


Admitted to practice: New York

View More

The Best Lawyers in America 2021 Recognizes 46 Crowell & Moring Attorneys, Two Selected as Lawyer of the Year (Aug.20.2020)
Firm News / Announcement
"All Aboard: New York Enacts The Women on Corporate Board Study Act," Health Care Alert (February 5, 2020). Contacts: Stephanie Marcantonio, Deirdre Long Absolonne, Marsena Farris, Michelle Chipetine
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Governor Signs Legislation Increasing New York Department of Health Scrutiny Over Nursing Home Sales and Other Transactions," Health Care Alert (January 10, 2020). Contacts: Stephanie Marcantonio, Brian McGovern, Paul Mourning, Marsena Farris, Michelle Chipetine
Client Alert / Newsletter
The Best Lawyers in America 2020 Recognizes 49 Crowell & Moring Attorneys, Three Selected as Lawyer of the Year (Aug.16.2019)
Firm News / Announcement
Crowell & Moring Launches Elite New York Health Care Practice (Oct.17.2018)
Firm News / Announcement

For all Highlights, News & Knowledge, please click here to view desktop bio.

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with more than 500 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. The firm has offices in Washington, DC, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, London, Brussels, and Shanghai.

View Desktop Site | Mobile Sitemap

Contact | Subscribe | Terms of Use | Privacy Statement | Alumni

© Crowell & Moring LLP 2020
Attorney advertising - prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.