Ellen Farwell

Roger Williams University School of Law

Professor Ellen Farwell is an Associate Professor fo Law at Roger Williams University School of Law, which she joined in 2023 after teaching at New England Law | Boston, Northeastern University School of Law and Brandeis University. She previously served as Associate General Counsel at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Professor Farwell advised on the hospital’s nonprofit, tax-exempt status, executive compensation, and employee benefits. She also represented the hospital in the negotiation of regional and international healthcare collaborations and supported clinical teams with challenging patient care matters. In addition, she served as counsel to the Ethics Advisory Committee and the Conflicts of Interest, Philanthropy and Compensation committees of the Board of Trustees. Before working in-house, Professor Farwell gained experience as a tax associate at Nutter, McClennen & Fish and was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mozambique. Her work experience has inspired her to explore the ways in which federal tax impacts the accomplishment of charitable goals.

Presentation (PPTX format): Centering the Charitable Auxiliary: An Alternative in the Hospital Tax-Exemption Debate