SHANIN FARMER
Special Counsel
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SHANIN FARMER Special Counsel
Shanin Farmer is special counsel in the firm’s Chicago office.  Shanin’s practice focuses on board governance, mergers and acquisitions, SEC compliance, contract management, complex corporate transactions, risk management and international law.

Shanin is a legal strategist with experience leading complex initiatives and navigating challenging legal matters; and collaborates with multiple business units and stakeholders to develop solutions to address core challenges.  She gains deep understanding of operations and communicates with all levels of organization; and actively participates in board governance which enables companies to pivot based on business needs.  Shanin positions legal function as a valued partner to key stakeholders enterprise-wide and is an exceptional developer of teams and leverages deep and trusted employee relationships.

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, partnered with the corporate tax team to facilitate cash repatriation globally to United States, and provided counsel on a variety of legal matters spanning M&A, key customer, supplier, distribution, and tolling agreements.

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.
 
Illinois Equal Justice Foundation, board member

Constitutional Rights Foundation, board member, 2010-2019

National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), NACD Directorship CertifiedTM

Economic Club Chicago, member

National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms, former in-house advisory council member
 

About

Shanin Farmer is special counsel in the firm’s Chicago office.  Shanin’s practice focuses on board governance, mergers and acquisitions, SEC compliance, contract management, complex corporate transactions, risk management and international law.

Shanin is a legal strategist with experience leading complex initiatives and navigating challenging legal matters; and collaborates with multiple business units and stakeholders to develop solutions to address core challenges.  She gains deep understanding of operations and communicates with all levels of organization; and actively participates in board governance which enables companies to pivot based on business needs.  Shanin positions legal function as a valued partner to key stakeholders enterprise-wide and is an exceptional developer of teams and leverages deep and trusted employee relationships.

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, partnered with the corporate tax team to facilitate cash repatriation globally to United States, and provided counsel on a variety of legal matters spanning M&A, key customer, supplier, distribution, and tolling agreements.

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.
 

Memberships

Illinois Equal Justice Foundation, board member

Constitutional Rights Foundation, board member, 2010-2019

National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), NACD Directorship CertifiedTM

Economic Club Chicago, member

National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms, former in-house advisory council member