General Counsel, National Venture Capital Association (NVCA)
Jeff Farrah is General Counsel of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), where he advocates before Congress, the White House, and agencies for pro-entrepreneurship policies. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Wired, CBS News, and other publications on topics such as foreign investment, immigration, and how public policy impacts venture capital and startups. Jeff concurrently serves as Treasurer of VenturePAC, the political action committee of NVCA.
Prior to joining NVCA, Jeff was Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation where he advised Chairman John Thune (now Senate Majority Whip) and members of the committee on technology, telecommunications, and Internet policy. Previously, Jeff served as General Counsel to U.S. Senator Scott Brown, advising on international trade, telecommunications, intellectual property, and technology. During the 2012 presidential election, Jeff was a member of Governor Romney’s Trade Policy Advisory Committee. Prior to the Senate, Jeff was an attorney at a leading Washington, DC law firm for international trade matters. His trade law experience includes World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement and trade remedies cases before U.S. agencies. In 2010, Jeff’s article on non-tariff barriers to trade was published in the Global Trade and Customs Journal. A native of southern California, Jeff earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law. Jeff was a Visiting Student at Georgetown University Law Center.