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
Former IU athletic director Glass joining Indianapolis law firm
Fred Glass, 61, will become a partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister, where he will operate a general business law practice, while also handling matters related to higher education, employment, government matters, sports, media and entertainment.Read More
Downtown law firms say they have good reasons to remain in the heart of the city—from logistical concerns to the desire for a central location to the prestige factor they associate with a downtown address.
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.
September began with two law firms that have offices in Indianapolis announcing they were expanding into new markets, providing another indication of the legal industry’s increasing appetite and pressure to get bigger.
With the opening of two new offices on the East Coast, Indianapolis-based Barnes & Thornburg followed a plan put into place in 2009 to grow strategically by picking locations and lawyers that enhance the law firm’s reputation and expertise.
The New Jersey and Philadelphia offices will be anchored by former attorneys from Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath.
The firm’s combination with Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss P.C. will take effect Dec. 31 and grow Taft’s presence to 12 cities and about 800 attorneys.
The company is likely to face a lengthy courtroom battle with one of the world’s richest and most mercurial individuals, which could paralyze its ability to launch new initiatives and attract workers.
Katz Korin Cunningham, a fixture in the Indianapolis legal market since 1994, has merged with Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC, a regional law firm based in Kentucky, the firms announced Tuesday.
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.
Andrew Detherage, partner in the firm’s litigation group, will take over as managing partner.
The attorney is suing her former firm, Hensley Legal Group, alleging she is owed money under a fee-sharing contract.
In his new role, Michael Millikan plans to prioritize the continued expansion of the firm’s existing offices, the exploration of new markets, and the development and implementation of a new strategic plan.
Under sharp criticism during its marquee March Madness tournaments, the Indianapolis-based NCAA said Thursday it is hiring a law firm to review potential gender equity issues related to how it conducts its men’s and women’s championship events.
Frost Brown Todd said the new office will be served by newly recruited lawyers as well as nearly a dozen existing attorneys who represent clients in their home markets and on the federal level.
The Indianapolis-based law firm said Thomas Cook will join its Site Selection & Economic Incentives Group, where he’ll assist clients with economic development deals, among other duties.