Penelope Sue Farthing


Penelope Sue Farthing



Penelope Sue Farthing was born in New Castle, Indiana. She was raised in Kennard, Indiana (Henry County), where she attended and graduated from Knightstown High School (1963). She then enrolled at Purdue University where she received her B.A. in Political Science and Education in 1967. Later that fall she enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law and was granted her J.D. degree in 1970.

Since graduation, Farthing’s legal career has been based in Washington, D.C. She began as a Staff Attorney for the Federal Communications Commission before working in the Legislative/Congressional Affairs department of the Federal Trade Commission. She then joined the Department of Agriculture where she served as Special Assistant to the Administrator of the Food Safety and Inspection Service. Additionally, Farthing lead an industry wide coalition on gender-based insurance ratings, served as the Washington counsel for the Denver airport project, and worked successfully on safety and privacy matters as in-house counsel to the Allstate Insurance Company. Farthing rose to the position of Senior Partner at the Washington offices of Patton Boggs, LLP, before serving as Counsel to the Bose Public Affair Group (Bose McKinney & Evans, LLP). Since 2017, she has been Of Counsel to the Estell Group.

Penny Farthing served on the Indiana University School of Law’s Board of Visitors from 1994 to 2004 and was inducted into the Law School’s Academy of Law Alumni Fellows in 2010. Farthing also serves on the Board of Advisors of the Indiana University Center on Representative Government.


Maurer Alumni, The Estell Group, Bose McKinney & Evans, Patton Boggs LLP, Bose Public Affairs Group, Lobbyist, Academy of Law Alumni Fellows


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