Kathy Osborn, a commercial litigator and trial attorney, has been named the leader of the Indianapolis office for Faegre Baker Daniels LLP. She replaces Murray Clark who now leads the law firm’s government advocacy group.
Faegre announced leadership changes this week, including in in Denver, Chicago and the California offices in Los Angeles and Silicon Valley.
Tom Froehle, also in the Indianapolis office, remains the managing partner over the entire Faegre Baker Daniels operation. Gina Kastel, based in the Minneapolis office, continues as vice chair and chief operating partner.
Osborn, a graduate of Indiana University Maurer School of Law, is an active antitrust compliance counselor and co-chair of the firm’s antitrust and trade regulation practice. Her industry experience in antitrust includes food and agribusiness, automotive, pharmaceuticals and utilities.
In 2006, Osborn won second place in the Whirlpool brand’s “Mother of Invention” national grant competition. She was one of five winners among 1,700 submissions.
Her invention was a mobile that was compatible with MP3 players and other digital music devices, which allowed parents to choose the music their baby hears. Osborn received a $5,000 grant to help develop her idea and a Whirlpool washer and dryer ,along with admission to a two-day boot camp to learn about product development, business strategy, legal issues and marketing matters.
Clark took over as the Indianapolis office leader in July 2012. He practices in several legal areas including government and administrative law where he has experience understanding the legislative and administrative processes.
Also in the Indianapolis office, Scott Chinn is now leading the combined corporate public finance and public sector consulting practices. Chinn assists clients on public sector advice, transactions and litigation with an emphasis on infrastructure, procurement, regulatory, economic development and finance.
Note: This story has been correct to reflect Gina Kastel's correct title.