Ice Miller sees big gain in attorneys employed

June 11, 2013
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The National Law Journal has released its list of the 350 largest U.S. law firms in 2012 and Indianapolis-based Ice Miller LLP tops one area – gains by percentage of lawyers.

According to the NLJ, Ice Miller went from 219 attorneys in 2011 to 301 in 2012 – a 37.4 percent change. Much of that increase could be attributed to Ice Miller merging with Schottenstein Zox and Dunn Co., LPA in late 2011, a deal that was finalized in January 2012.

Ice Miller ranks No. 143 on the list, up nearly 40 spots from the 2011 rank. It’s not the highest-ranked Indianapolis-based firm. That distinction goes to Barnes & Thornburg LLP, which went up five spots in the 2012 list to No. 87. Other firms with Indianapolis as their largest U.S. office include Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP at No. 188; Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman P.C. at No. 238; and Krieg DeVault LLP at No. 320.

Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, which has an Indianapolis office, saw a big leap in associate hiring in 2012. It had 221 associates in 2012 as compared to 177 in 2011, a nearly 25 percent increase. The firm’s website currently lists six associates in the Indianapolis office.

You can view the complete list on the NLJ’s website.
 

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