- Assistant: Shatanya McClure
Ms. Farel works as in-house counsel in the legal department at SAS Institute Inc. In that position, she leads a team that supports human resources, compensation and benefits, and other corporate and compliance functions for SAS’ US and global offices. Prior to taking her current position, she was a Trial Attorney in the Office of the General Counsel of the Federal Communications Commission, where she represented the Commission in litigation matters before federal district and appellate courts and other tribunals. She previously served as a trial attorney in the Federal Programs Branch of the US Department of Justice, which she joined through the honors program. At DOJ, Ms. Farel defended the United States against challenges to the constitutionality of government programs such as the No Fly list, certain economic sanctions imposed by the Departments of State and Treasury, and the Controlled Substances Act. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, she clerked in the Western District of North Carolina for the Honorable Graham Mullen. Ms. Farel received her BA from Washington University in St. Louis and her JD from Duke Law School.