Fara T. Gold
Fara Gold has served as a federal prosecutor for the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice since 2009, traveling throughout the country investigating and prosecuting bias-motivated crimes and law enforcement misconduct cases. In that capacity, she brought the first case under the Matthew Shepard and James L. Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. She served as the lead line prosecutor from the Civil Rights Division in the investigation into the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. In 2014, Fara was awarded the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service and in 2012, she received the Attorney General's Award for Outstanding Contributions by an Employee with less than Five Years of Federal Service. In 2011 and 2014, she received the Assistant Attorney General's Special Commendation for Outstanding Service to the Civil Rights Division. Prior to joining DOJ, Fara served as an Assistant State Attorney for the Broward County State Attorney's Office in Fort Lauderdale, FL, where she specialized in prosecuting sex crimes and child abuse cases. Fara received her undergraduate degree from Emory University and her law degree from the University of Miami School of Law.