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, a government relations specialist and registered lobbyist is responsible for identifying and tracking legislation, developing legislative updates and status reports, as well as complying with the various lobby registration and mandatory legislative/executive lobby reports. Ms. Octeau is involved with the Firm’s local and state activities at both the legislative and executive branch levels.
Ms. Octeau has over 18 years of experience in the government relations and strategy arena. She received her Associates Degree from Bryant University in 1980. Ms. Octeau currently resides in her home town of Smithfield, Rhode Island.