The combined firm, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, will have 1,300 attorneys and consultants in 22 offices, making it one of the nation’s 50 largest law firms. The merger does away with the names of Baker and Daniels, which had been part of the firm’s moniker for 130 years.
Longtime Indianapolis attorney Tom Froehle will take over the positions March 1, succeeding Andrew Humphrey as chairman and managing partner of the international law firm, it announced Wednesday.
The city's biggest firms went up to $110,000 in January but have no intention of following in the footsteps of large firms in the biggest markets, which have gone up to $180,000.
In one fell swoop, the law firm more than doubled the size of its intellectual property team with the additions it scored from Krieg DeVault. The move could bring as much as $10 million in annual revenue to Taft.
Quarles & Brady is the latest large law firm to expand to Indianapolis, and it plans to make a splash with a platoon of attorneys in high-profile office space.
Several firms with a big presence in Indianapolis are among the Midwestern practices now deciding not to specify a home office. Local autonomy and decentralized management are major trends, which can help with recruiting.
Things have suddenly taken an ugly turn for veteran Indianapolis attorney Jim Knauer and his legal advisers at Faegre Baker Daniels, who are under attack by parties that want them bounced from the massive bankruptcy case for Eastern Livestock Inc.
J. Murray Clark takes over at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP for Jacqueline Simmons, who became general counsel of Indiana University on July 1. Clark is former chairman of the Indiana Republican Party and served as a state senator for 11 years.
Jonathan D. Weinzapfel will use his political experience as a member of the firm’s government practice. He served two terms as mayor before leaving office in January.
One of the city’s largest and oldest law firms said Wednesday that it has completed its merger with Minneapolis-based Faegre & Benson LLP. It will operate as Faegre Baker Daniels beginning Jan. 1.
Indianapolis’ second-largest law firm could complete a deal with Minneapolis-based Faegre & Benson LLP in October. A need to get larger and to establish a regional presence is fueling the talks.
Attorneys for David Marsh say information the executive has received from the IRS suggest he might face both criminal and civil charging stemming from expenses he submitted for reimbursement while serving as president of Marsh Supermarkets Inc.
The Indianapolis law firm of Baker & Daniels LLP has promoted Brita A. Horvath to manager of diversity and pro bono.