William A. Farrell and Associates

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William A. Farrell is the founding principal of William A. Farrell & Associates LLC. Prior to establishing the firm, Mr. Farrell developed the Government Law and Strategies group at the international law firm of Brown Rudnick, and served as the Group's initial Managing Director, overseeing more than 20 attorneys and government relations specialists, with offices in Washington, DC, Boston, Hartford, and Providence.

For over 30 years Mr. Farrell has represented individual companies, industry trade associations and non-profit entities on state and municipal issues, along with other public issues involving the Rhode Island community.  His list of clients represents the leaders within the financial service and insurance industries; regional hospital systems and individual health care providers; national Fortune 500 companies in the telecommunication, manufacturing, servicing and technology sectors; and the gaming industry.

Mr. Farrell earned his Juris Doctor from the New England School of Law (1975) and his M.L.L. from Boston University (1991).  A lifelong resident of Rhode Island, Mr. Farrell currently resides in Cranston.

Patricia A. Octeau serves as Senior Director at William A. Farrell & Associates LLC, representing a variety of clients before the Rhode Island General Assembly.  As a registered lobbyist, she represents clients in the financial services, telecommunications, healthcare policy, information technology and workers compensation areas.  She is responsible for complying with the various lobby registrations and mandatory legislative/executive lobby reports on behalf of the Firm’s clients and is involved with the Firm’s local and state activities at both the legislative and executive branch levels.  Ms. Octeau has over 20 years of experience in the government relations and strategy arena.  

Ms. Octeau is a 1980 graduate of Bryant University.

Will Farrell serves as Director of State and Municipal Affairs at William A, Farrell & Associates LLC.  As a registered lobbyist, he brings a unique integrated set of government and municipal skills, representing clients before the Rhode Island General Assembly, as well as state and local regulatory agencies.  His expertise encompasses the financial services, real estate development, pharmaceutical and telecommunications industries.  Prior to entering the private sector, Will worked in Washington, DC for Senator Ted Kennedy, in Manhattan administering the Fulbright Scholarship on behalf of the US State Department, and more recently as Director of Municipal Affairs for Providence Mayor Angel Taveras.  In addition to his lobbying practice, Will has also managed several local campaigns and ballot referendums. 

Will is a 2006 graduate of Northeastern University.