Barnes & Thornburg installs new managing partner

Robert T. Grand, who led the local office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP, has been named managing partner of the entire firm.


The Indianapolis-based law firm announced Thursday morning that Grand replaced Alan A. Levin, who had led the firm since 1997. Levin notified firm partners earlier this year that he intended to relinquish the reins to the firm and step into a new role as chairman emeritus.

This is not the first time Grand has succeeded Levin. He followed in Levin’s footsteps in 1997, when Levin ascended from managing partner of the Indianapolis office to overall leader of the firm.

Grand served as administrative assistant to former Indiana Lt. Gov. Robert Orr from 1979 to 1981 and also during part of Orr's tenure as governor, from 1981 to 1982. He is former chairman of the Capital Improvement Board.

Replacing Grand as managing partner of the Indianapolis office is Brian L. Burdick. He joined the firm in 1995 and previously served four years as deputy treasurer of state under then-Indiana Treasurer Marjorie H. O’Laughlin.

Burdick practices in the firm’s governmental services and finance department, and will continue to serve clients, the firm said.

With 232 local attorneys, Barnes & Thornburg is the city’s largest law firm. It has 12 offices nationwide.

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