Shanin Farmer is special counsel at Kelley Drye & Warren. Her practice focuses on board governance, mergers and acquisitions, SEC compliance, contract management, complex corporate transactions, risk management and international law.
Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Shanin was Associate General Counsel, Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Counsel, Corporate Finance & Securities at Ingredion Incorporated. She managed the Office of Corporate Secretary, oversaw board governance functions, SEC and other regulatory compliance, strategic M&A, data privacy, tax and treasury, in addition to overseeing legal counsel for all matters in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining Ingredion, Shanin was Director of Legal Services, Communications, Media & Technology at Accenture where she led a team of lawyers in negotiating a wide range of technology, consulting, and complex outsourcing engagements.
Shanin is an exceptional developer of teams and passionate champion of diversity and inclusion. She has been a steadfast advocate for diversity in the legal profession and served as a member of the NAMWOLF In-House Advisory Counsel. Shanin also served as a member of the board of the Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago from 2010 to 2019. She is Directorship CertifiedTM by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and a member of the Economic Club Chicago.
Shanin holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the John Marshall Law School.