Indiana and its investment managers can’t make government employee pension system investments based on environmental, social or governance criteria, Attorney General Todd Rokita wrote in an advisory opinion released Thursday.
From Congress to the classroom, Susan Brooks joins IU McKinney
The former congresswoman will be returning to her alma mater, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, as a distinguished scholar and ambassador at large, the school announced Wednesday.Read More
Surprise plunge in bankruptcies puts attorneys to test
Economists thought economic turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic would cause bankruptcy filings to surge. Instead, they’ve plummeted, which is forcing bankruptcy practitioners across the state to cut costs or find other work to fill the void.Read More
Taft builds new lobby group with Ice Miller transplants
The former Ice Miller employees—including Lacy Johnson and John Hammond III—will form the core of Taft’s new 14-member Public Affairs Strategies Group, 11 professionals plus three support staffers.Read More
The amendment has potential ramifications for Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears, a Democrat who has announced that he will not prosecute cases involving abortion or possession of small amounts of marijuana.
Gov. Eric Holcomb’s administration contracted the law firm to challenge House Enrolled Act 1123, which was passed over the governor’s April 2021 veto and would have enabled the legislature to call itself into special session.
After Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita used the announcement of the landmark $507 million opioid settlement to take a swipe at trial lawyers, one plaintiff’s attorney is hitting back, accusing the state’s top lawyer of nearly scuttling the deal.
The Attorney General’s office reported all 648 political subdivisions in Indiana have joined the settlement, which is part of a roughly $26 billion payout across 46 states.
More than a dozen employees—including eight attorneys—have left law firm Ice Miller to start a Midwest office for Newark, New Jersey-based law firm McCarter & English in Carmel, the East Coast firm announced Monday.
The Corporate Legal Operations Consortium’s 2021 State of the Industry Survey found spending on outside law firms nearly doubled from the previous year.
The joint stipulation motion states the parties agree that Abdul-Hakim Shabazz is “not barred from future in-person press conferences” held by Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita and will be “allowed admission consistent with terms and conditions” placed on other media.
For Rosemond, the first African American woman to make equity partner at Barnes & Thornburg, success hasn’t been an easy road. Dawn tells podcast host Angela B. Freeman about her experiences blazing a trail for Black women in law, her journey to finding herself and how she’s changed since the death of George Floyd.
Andrew Detherage, partner in the firm’s litigation group, will take over as managing partner.
Loren Comstock has been suspended from the practice of law for 120 days for failing to provide competent representation and to keep his client reasonably informed about the progress of her federal lawsuit against her former employer and labor union.
The agreement from multiple state attorneys general, including those who had most aggressively opposed Purdue’s original settlement proposal, was disclosed late Wednesday.
Nate Feltman, co-owner and CEO of IBJ Media, will move back into the role of publisher of the legal news organization.
As part of his battle with the Legislature over executive powers, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is accusing Attorney General Todd Rokita of creating a legal fiction in order to expand the attorney general’s “authority beyond his statutory duties and powers.”
Indiana’s passage rate has been falling in recent years. The 2015 February exam posted a pass rate of 67%, but the percentage of successful applicants sank to 55% with the February 2016 exam.
Indiana intellectual property attorneys had first-hand experience with the increase of patent filings during the pandemic, as researchers and inventors harnessed their creative skills while quarantining.
The defense of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s action comes even though Republican Attorney General Todd Rokita, who took office in January, previously called for curbing the governor’s authority.
Republican Todd Rokita was sworn into office as attorney general in January, but he continues to serve as strategic policy adviser for Apex Benefits, a decision that is being questioned by a government-accountability watchdog group.
The order concluded a more than year-long disciplinary case involving Larry Mackey’s relationship with the ex-wife of a former client, Fishers hedge fund executive Keenan Hauke of Samex Capital Partners.
Todd Rokita campaigned on a platform of providing certainty in uncertain times, vowing to support constitutional liberties that he said are often under attack. He repeated those promises in his Monday remarks.