Melissa Farrar is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, with significant experience in white collar defense and investigations, corporate compliance, and government contracts compliance and litigation.
Ms. Farrar regularly advises multinational corporations on compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-corruption laws. She also regularly contributes to international investigations and compliance program evaluations and risk assessments, including representing corporations in FCPA investigations conducted by the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission. Ms. Farrar has conducted fieldwork in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. She has also played an integral role in managing two Independent Examinerships for Swiss financial institutions.
Ms. Farrar’s government contracts experience includes internal and government investigations regarding government contracting issues, Government Accountability Office protests, claims arising under the Contract Disputes Act, and representation of government contractors in mandatory disclosure proceedings.
Ms. Farrar received her law degree with high honors from the George Washington University Law School in 2013, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Ms. Farrar was a member of the George Washington Law Review. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2004 from Dartmouth College.
Ms. Farrar is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia.
The George Washington University - 2013 Juris Doctor
Dartmouth College - 2004 Bachelor of Arts
District of Columbia Bar