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Indiana firms receive national recognition

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Several law firms with Indiana ties have been recognized recently.

Six firms with offices in Indianapolis were included on The American Lawyer magazine's first Women in Law Firms study. Indiana-based firms included Ice Miller, which ranked No. 5 on the list with 26.9 percent women partners; Baker & Daniels at No. 111 with 19.4 percent women partners; and Barnes & Thornburg at No. 192 with 16.5 percent women partners. Ice Miller also reported the highest percentage of female equity partners among the 180 firms of the Am Law 200 that submitted data, which also listed the percentage of total women lawyers in each firm.

Other firms with Indianapolis offices that were ranked were Littler Mendelson at No. 1, with 29 percent women partners; Frost Brown Todd at No. 67 with 21.8 percent women partners; and Ogletree Deakins was ranked No. 68 with 19.6 percent women partners.

Barnes & Thornburg's Intellectual Property Department was ranked recently by two national publications. The firm ranked 11th in Trademark Insider based on the number of applications submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office in 2008. Of the full-service firms listed, Barnes & Thornburg ranked sixth. The practice also was ranked 14th in Intellectual Property Today for the number of trademarks issued in 2008; the firm was the 10th ranked full-service firm listed.

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