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Firms focus on agriculture, energy, climate policy

January 1, 2007
Two Indianapolis firms are forming new practice groups to focus on agriculture, energy, and climate-policy issues.

Baker & Daniels is assembling an energy and climate policy group of about 10 attorneys with experience in legal areas such as anti-trust, Securities and Exchange Commission, intellectual property, and tax law, according to attorney Terry Hall who will head the group with a colleague in Washington, D.C.

The firm has been working for about 18 months on forming the group, and its creation comes at a time when issues are arising and the field is ripe for new policy, Hall said.

This new practice group comes as another Indianapolis firm, Ice Miller, announced its formation of an agricultural law initiative. The group includes about 14 attorneys and industry specialists, and Ice Miller has brought on Beth Bechdol, former deputy director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, to help the initiative led by former co-managing partner Melissa Proffitt Reese.
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