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IBA: Local Attorneys to Lead Baker & Daniels

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Baker & Daniels LLP has announced its top leadership positions for 2011, including the election of Indianapolis lawyer David Barrett and re-election of Hud Pfeiffer to three-year terms on the law firm’s strategic and policy board.

Tom Froehle, former member of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation Board of Directors, is Baker & Daniels chair and chief executive partner. He re-appointed the following as members of the firm’s executive committee:

Roger Flower, chief operating officer;

Steve Jackson, who focuses his legal practice in health care and life sciences;

Scott Kosnoff, managing partner for professional personnel who practices in insurance and financial services;

Greg Utken, managing partner for legal practices who focuses his practice in labor and employment law; and

Froehle also is a member of the executive committee, which is responsible for day-to-day operations of the firm. Members of Baker & Daniels’ strategic and policy board include Froehle and Flower as well as:

David Barrett, a partner and group leader of the business and corporate finance team;

Mike Nader, a partner and group leader of the employee benefits practice;

Hud Pfeiffer, a partner and group leader of the labor and employment practice;

Chris Scanlon, a partner practicing in business and commercial litigation; and

Andrew Soshnick, a partner practicing in family law matters.

The strategic and policy board’s members are elected by the firm’s partners, and as its name implies, the board is responsible for establishing the strategic direction and policies for the firm.•

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