Penny Farthing began her legal career with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and later at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). At the FTC she held the post of Congressional Liaison where she led the agency’s legislative efforts. Her federal experience also includes a stint at the U.S. Department of Agriculture representing them on Capitol Hill, handling food safety and quality issues. Penny spent several years in the insurance industry at the American Insurance Association and in the Washington Office of Allstate Insurance. She joined Patton Boggs where she became a partner and worked on many high profile matters for a range of corporate and private clients including large and small public entities- cities, counties and coalitions. She was of counsel to Indianapolis based Bose McKinney & Evans and with its consulting arm, Bose Public Affairs Group.
Penny has enjoyed notable success in identifying federal opportunities for clients and creating effective strategies to secure the funds for important projects infrastructure projects in multiple states. She has helped clients solve complicated problems with regulatory and administrative agencies using expertise acquired over several different presidential administrations. She was named a “Woman of Genius” by Trinity College, one of the “Top 10 Working Women” by Glamour magazine and a “Woman to Watch” by Washingtonian magazine. She was selected for the European Union’s Visitors Program which included travel and study in 3 European Union member states.
Penny is an Indiana native and holds a BA in political science from Purdue University and a JD from Indiana University School of Law which elected her to the Academy of Law Alumni Fellows, the law school’s highest honor.
Penny and her late husband, former Virginia Attorney General Andrew Miller, are the parents of twins, Lucia and Winfield. Penny lives in Washington where she is active in many local civic and social service groups.