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
Indiana has about 2.3 lawyers per 1,000 residents—below the nationwide average of four lawyers. That puts the state in the bottom 10 nationally for available counsel.
The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission filed three charges against Todd Rokita on Monday, all related to breaches of confidentiality.
Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita’s office, through its Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, joined more than a dozen states and the federal government Wednesday in a nationwide enforcement action against 78 individuals charged with Medicaid fraud.
The fate of the Indiana attorney general’s lawsuit against the social media company TikTok appears to be in danger after a federal judge lambasted much of the case.
The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission said public officials and government lawyers should avoid potential conflicts when moving between public and private service, or from one government agency to another.
The measure would have established a prosecutor commission and review board with the goal of dealing with prosecutors who won’t pursue certain cases. Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears, for instance, has pledged not to prosecute simple marijuana possession cases.
Lawyers for an Indianapolis doctor who provided an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio told a judge Friday that Indiana’s attorney general should not be allowed to access patient medical records for an investigation into undisclosed complaints.
Tom Froehle, who has led one of largest law firms in Indianapolis through two mergers, will be stepping down next year as co-chair of Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath.
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.
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.